Monday, 24 June 2024

Stan Shih, Chariman, Founder and President of Acer Inc

Taiwan

Champion's Profile

Net Worth: $8 billion Stan Shih is the founder, president, and chairman of Acer Inc. In 1976, after receiving bachelor's and master's degrees in electronic engineering from National Chiao Tung University, Shih founded Multitech with his wife Carolyn Yeh and five partners. Shih chaired Multitech through to 1987, when the company was renamed Acer, continuing as Acer chairman until his retirement in late 2004, having seen the company grow from a tiny start-up to a billion-dollar worldwide brand. Shih remained active in charity work during his retirement, including serving as a special representative of President Chen Shui-bian to the APEC Australia 2007. In November 2013, Shih returned to Acer after being reinstated as president and chairman.

UNDP SDG

Education and Technology

Description and impact

The mission of Acer Foundation is to promote the integration of technology. Through the development of knowledge and training of talent, the foundation strives to create strong alliances that span the globe. By promoting philanthropic efforts and talent training, the foundation is advancing social prosperity and elevating the standards of academic research to accelerate Taiwan’s transformation into an “island of technology".