Chief Design Officer/Senior Vice President, Corp. Marketing & Innovation, Compal Electronics, Inc.
Board Director, World Design Organization (WDO)
Design Professor, Shih-Chien University

Shikuan Chen

With over 28+ years of practice in the design field, Shikuan currently leads a team of 320+ computing and communication/mobile devices design experts at Compal Electronics, and is responsible for creating business and design strategy + portfolio roadmap for the global computing & mobile devices industry. Since Shikuan’s onboard, Compal’s Global Creativity Ranking (by iF Awards) this period has elevated from no.200+ in 2009 to no.18 in 2018.

Shikuan currently sits in the Board of WDO (World Design Organization) & also serves as jury for various design competitions both globally and locally (iF Awards, iF D&G awards, iF Concept Awards, Taiwan International Design Competition, China Design International etc.).

He teaches part time as a Design Professor at Taipei Shih-Chien University, and has been a visiting lecturer at various design universities and seminars in the greater China region since 1995. Currently Shikuan also serves as the consultant for various Taiwan government organizations, e.g. the Taipei City Gov. for 2016 WDC program, Taiwan Design Center, Ministry of Culture, The Palace Museum, ITRI etc.

Prior to joining Compal, Shikuan has worked for Royal Philips/Philips Design as Branch/Design/Global Account Director for over 7 years, and before that, was Managing Director of GE/FITCH design consultancy Taiwan Branch for over 4 years.

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