GARY C.K. HUANG, Taipei, Taiwan
President, Rotary International, 2014-15
Trustee, The Rotary Foundation, 2004-06
Vice President, Rotary International, 2001-02
Director, Rotary International, 2000-01
Gary C.K. Huang was born in southern China and grew up in Taiwan. He is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University, U.S.A. and holds an MBA from the College of Insurance (New York).
He is currently Honorary Chairman of Taiwan Sok Shinkong Security Co., Ltd. He is a past president of the Malayan Overseas Insurance Co.
Gary has been awarded the National Civic Service Award by the Federation of Non-Profit Associations and the Outstanding Community Service Award by the Ministry of Interior, R.O.C. In 2001, he was named “Honorary Mayor” by the City of San Antonio during Rotary’s convention.
A Rotarian since 1976, Gary is a member of the Rotary Club of Taipei, Taiwan. He has served RI as district governor, director and vice-president, Trustee of The Rotary Foundation, and as chairman and member of numerous international committees and task forces.
He has been instrumental in the area of membership development throughout Asia. As a Rotary Foundation Trustee, he set the goal of recruiting 100 new Foundation Major Donors in Taiwan to help celebrate Rotary’s centennial, which resulted in 106 Major Donors in 2005 and another 103 Major Donors in 2006 contributing more than US$2 million to the Foundation’s Annual Programs Fund.
Gary has recounted his experience in business and his life within Rotary in a 2004 book entitled Finding Solutions, Not Excuses.
He is a recipient of the RI Presidential Citation and the Service Above Self Award, Rotary’s highest honor. He also received the Rotary Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service and Distinguished Service Award. Gary and his wife Corinna have one son and two daughters. They are all major donors to The Rotary Foundation.