FFTC welcomes its new Director, Dr. Yu-tsai Huang, who started his new post at the Center last July 2, 2012. Dr. Huang used to be the Deputy Minister of the Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan, Taiwan, ROC, a position he held from 2008 to 2012.
Dr. Yu-tsai Huang’s career started in 1984 when he finished his PhD in Food Science at the Cornell University, USA. Returning to Taiwan, he started as a Senior Specialist of COA, a position he held for five years. From there, he rose from the ranks and became the Chief of Agricultural Marketing Division, Deputy Director of the Food and Agricultural Department and subsequently, its Director General until 2001. The next seven years, Dr. Huang held three more posts at the COA: Director of the Taoyuan District Agricultural Improvement Station (2001-2002); Director General, the Central Region Office (2002-2004) and Director General, Agriculture and Food Agency (2004-2008).
A Bachelor in agricultural chemistry graduate from the National Taiwan University in 1972, Dr. Huang took his postgraduate degrees from 1980 to 1984.
Dr. Huang replaced Dr. Jen-Chyuan Lee who resigned as FFTC Director effective June 30.