Anita Chen joined Park Strategies in August 2010 as Managing Director of the Taipei office, providing business development and market access consultation, government relations, strategic advisory and lobbying services to Park Strategies Group's clients.
She previously served as the Director of Government and Public Affairs at the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei from 2005 to 2010. In that capacity, she was the key liaison between the Taiwan Government and AmCham's 20 specialized industry committees. She led a team that provided research, analysis, recommendations, and liaison coordination with respect to a wide variety of business advocacy issues. The Department was an important source of up-to-date information on government policies, legislation, and regulations affecting international companies and business executives working in Taiwan, and offered valuable recommendations on how to overcome trade and investment barriers. During her tenure, she coordinated AmCham's successful lobbying on many topics, including Taiwan's accession to the Government Procurement Agreement, Taiwan's removal from USTR's Special 301 watchlist for intellectual property rights violators, the lifting of Taiwan's ban on the import of certain made-in-China health care products and developments in the regulation of organic foods.
Prior to AmCham, Ms. Chen worked for various media in Taiwan, including TV stations, a wire news agency and a newspaper. As a seasoned political journalist, she reported primarily on government policies, diplomatic affairs and political party affairs.
In addition to her journalistic career, Ms. Chen also worked for Edelman Public Relations from 2001 to 2003. At Edelman, she supervised account management, client relations, media relations, crisis management, event planning and execution, and managed junior staff. Her client portfolio included consumer products, financial services, medical products, express couriers and the defense industry.
Ms. Chen holds a Master's degree in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor's degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures from National Taiwan University.
She resides in Taipei City, Taiwan.