Kuo-Wei Wu

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Kuo-Wei Wu is the CEO of NIIEPA and was a member of the ICANN Board from April 2010 to October 2016.[1] [2] He was originally elected by ICANN's Address Supporting Organization to a three year term on the ICANN Board, which concluded six months after the end of the Annual General Meeting in 2012;[3] He was subsequently re-elected to the board until the 2015 Annual General Meeting.[4]

In November 2011, he led a forum on ICANN's new gTLD program. It has been one of the few ICANN outreach efforts in the region.[5] While there he addressed the timely question of when the second round of applications for new gTLDs would be accepted. Mr. Wu emphasized that it would happen as soon as possible as ICANN did not want to create a gold rush mentality, but that it was up to brand owners and entrepreneurs to weigh whether or not they could afford to wait.[6]

Mr. Wu has previously excused himself from voting on issues related to ICANN's new gTLD program as per a 2011 conflict of interests policy. He excused himself from a vote in December 2011, but as of February 2012, he was once again voting on issues related to new gTLDs.[7]

Career History

Kuo-Wei Wu is one of the pioneers of HPC Asia, TANET, TWNIC, APTLD, and CDNC. He is currently a board member or executive council at TWNIC, APIA, TWIA and COSA. He has also served as a board member at PIR and APNIC.[8]

He worked for Cray Research Inc. from 1984-1990.[9] From 1990 to 1999, Kuo-Wei worked as the Deputy Director of NCHC, and from 1999-2001, served as the VP at Yam Digital, Inc. After leaving Yam Digital, Kuo-Wei became VP at Acer, Inc., a position he served until 2004.[10]

Mr. Wu has been involved with ICANN activities (GAC, ALS, ccNSO and ASO) since 1999.[11]


Kuo-Wei has a mathematics BSc degree from Tunghai University, an MSc degree in Mathematics from the University of Cincinnati, and an MSc degree in Computer Science from Columbia University.[12]