Alfred Wu is NDI’s inaugural resident director in Taiwan. He brings over a decade of diverse experience working with governments, international organizations, diplomatic and trade missions, and INGOs.
Alfred served as a career diplomat for the Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2009 to 2017. He was previously posted in the U.S., Thailand and Myanmar, where he provided policy, communications and programming support to Taiwan’s overseas missions. During his time in Myanmar, Alfred served as assistant director of the International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF) Myanmar Branch Office. He oversaw Taiwan’s development assistance efforts in Myanmar across a wide range of sectors with particular focus on rural development, digital literacy, agriculture, and public health.
Prior to joining NDI, Alfred worked at UNDP Myanmar, where he led a small team and delivered advisory support to the Myanmar Cooperation Partners Group (CPG) - the main coordination mechanism on development effectiveness and government engagement, with over 70 member agencies at present.
Alfred holds a master’s degree in development management from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA in diplomacy from National Chengchi University in Taiwan.