Vincent Chao

Senior Advisor

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Vincent is a talented former Taiwan diplomat, with high-level experience in international affairs, research and journalism. He advises BGA and its clients on understanding policy developments and the nuances that influence stakeholders’ decision-making in Taiwan.

Vincent recently served as the director of the political division at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States, Taiwan’s de facto embassy, where he was a lead interlocutor in advancing the bilateral partnership. He previously served as chief of staff to Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu, director in the Office of the President and chief of staff at the National Security Council. Before entering government, he was the deputy director of international affairs in the Democratic Progressive Party and managed foreign policy in President Tsai Ing-wen’s successful 2016 election campaign.

Earlier in his career, Vincent was a researcher at the Thinking Taiwan Foundation and a journalist at the Taipei Times. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from York University in Canada and a Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of London. He is bilingual in English and Mandarin and was the interpreter for Tsai’s 2016 inaugural speech. He lives in Taipei and concurrently serves as an adjunct fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) based in Washington, DC.