Hall of Fame

Fulbright Year

Kuo Wanyong

Former Minister of Finance <style=”font-weight: 400;”>(First Female Minister in Taiwan)

Kuo Wanyong earned a doctorate in economics from Kobe University in Japan after receiving bachelor’s and master’s degrees from National Taiwan University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, respectively. She was a professor of Economics at National Taiwan University, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank, Minister of Finance, Minister for the Council for Economic Planning and Development, and then Minister Without Portfolio. Upon her appointment to the Ministry of Finance, Dr. Kuo became the first female cabinet minister in the history of the Republic of China.