Kuo-Wei Wu

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

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.[4] 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.[5]

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.[6]

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.[7]

He worked for Cray Research Inc. from 1984-1990.[8] 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.[9]

Mr. Wu has been involved with ICANN activities (GAC, ALS, ccNSO and ASO) since 1999.[10]


Kuo-Wei has a mathematics BSc degree from Tunghai University, an MSc degree in Mathematics from University of Cincinnati, and an MSc degree in Computer Science from Columbia University.[11]