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Our Executive Board and Governors for 2023 - 2025

Executive Board 2023 - 2025



Ms. Joyce Y. CHIOU

General and Artistic Director
National Taichung Theater

General & Artistic Director of the National Taichung Theater since June, 2018.   

Joyce Chiou has Master degrees in both music and drama from the University of Illinois and Northern Illinois University in the U.S. She was the Executive Director of Taiwan Philharmonic (a.k.a. the National Symphony Orchestra) from June 2006 to June 2018.

As a playwright, Chiou writes libretto for Opera and musicals, such as Heart Sutra (in English, 2012), and The Black Bearded Bible Man (in English & Taiwanese, 2010). Her writings include books A Beautiful Mistake – Biography of Lee, Tai-Shan, Praised for Passion, Lived Without Regrets – Biography of Lee, Yung- Kang, From West End to Broadway, Show Time!  – 9 Styles of Musicals and Behind the Mask — Phantom of the Opera.



Ms. Jixin CHEN

Beijing Times New Century Entertainment

With extensive experience in the Ministry of Culture system, Ms. Chen Jixin has directed over a thousand performances, including the prestigious Forbidden City Square Concert featuring three tenors. Formerly a two-term board member of the International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA), she successfully organized the 2002 ISPA Beijing Annual Conference. Transitioning to the private sector, Chen facilitated The Rolling Stones' performance in China. Following China's WTO entry, Ms. Chen chaired the Beijing Oriental Broadway International Theatre Management Co. Ltd., the first Sino-foreign cooperative performing arts agency joint-ventured by Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment Co., AIG, and Ticketmaster. Currently, she focuses on innovative culture-technology projects to elevate the performing arts industry, serving as the Vice President of the Beijing Trade Association of Performances and Entertainment.



Mr. Jun-ichi NIHEI

President and CEO
Japan Arts Corporation

Artist Manager and Consultant in the Classical Music market for about 25 years. In 2001 joined Japan Arts Corporation, and became President in 2018. Currently serving as Executive Director at Japan Association of Classical Music Presenters.



Mr. In-Gun PARK

National Theater of Korea

- Director of Seoul Arts Center
- Head of Sejong for the performing Art
- CEO of Chungmu Art Center
- CEO of Gyeonggi Art Center
- CEO of Incheon Art Center
- CEO of KBS Symphony Orchestra
- CEO of Busan Art Center
- CEO of Daegu Opera House
now working as a CEO of National Thater of Korea




Culture and Arts Director
De La Salle University

Ms. Samodio is an arts manager with extensive work experience in advertising and public relations. She is the Culture and Arts Director of De La Salle University and the Head of the Creative Industries Studies Network of the DLSU Ramon V. del Rosario College of Business, Center for Business Research and Development. She was a recipient of an international fellowship program grant for arts managers from the Kennedy Center, Washington D.C., in 2010. She was the secretary of the Committee on Cultural Education at the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. Currently, she is the chair of the ASEAN University Network on Culture and the Arts, Vice President of the Association of Cultural Offices in Philippine Educational Institutions, Inc., and Vice Chair and country governor of the Federation for Asian Cultural Promotion.



Mr. Paul TAM

Executive Director, Performing Arts
West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
Hong Kong

Mr Paul Tam joined WKCDA in March 2020. Mr Tam leads the Performing Arts Division to deliver world-class programmes and performing arts venues and facilities in the WKCD. He is responsible for steering the strategic planning and sustainable development of these venues, and overseeing their business direction, artistic development, venue operations, technical and production, facilities planning and delivery.

Mr Tam is a seasoned arts executive with over 20 years of experience in performing arts management. Before joining WKCDA, Mr Tam served as Executive Director of Hong Kong Ballet, where he oversaw its strategic development, institutional advancement, brand-building, education and community outreach, and international touring. Currently, Mr Tam is Director of the International Society for the Performing Arts, Board Member and former Chairman of the Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association Governor of the Federation of Asian Cultural Promotion and Advisor for Our Hong Kong Foundation.



Ms. Yun-shiou TSAI

Senior Director
New Aspect Promotion Corporation Ltd

Yun-Shiou TSAI is an artist manager and performing arts presenter/producer with comprehensive experience in arts management across diverse genres. She earned her M.A. in Musicology from National Taiwan University, specialising in social history of music. In 2010, she joined New Aspect Promotion Corporation Ltd in charge of the International Affairs and Program Department. With artistic insight, she has successfully organised and coordinated a wide array of projects including classical music concerts, dance and drama performances, international music festivals, visual art exhibitions, fine/decorative art and collectible auctions, sea cruise, and circus troupes, overseeing the strategic planning of the corporation. With over a decade of experience, Yun-Shiou has built up close relationships with artists, offering consulting and artist management services. She currently serves as the Senior Director at New Aspect and the Secretary at FACP for the term 2023-2025.



Mr. Johannes MUELLER

msm-productions (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Johannes Mueller, classical recording producer since 30+ years, is founder of msm-productions (Singapore) Pte Ltd, an international team, passionate to create meaningful music releases on highest quality level. Our company offers classical & acoustic audio and video music recording expertise, with services ranging from artistic recording supervision & producing, livestreaming and postproduction to project management & creative direction for audio & video recordings Asia wide. Our consultation starts off with a review of the release purpose and repertoire. From there, we will discuss the aesthetic expectations of the recording and the formats in which the recording will be released. From Full HD to 4k, from stereo to immersive sound.




International Business Development: Arts and Media, United Kingdom

I have been a member of FACP since my first conference in Macau in 1991. I am currently the European Governor. Having worked as an artist manager specialising in early, baroque and contemporary western music, I helped manage the Britten Sinfonia and the choir The Sixteen. I am a director of The Sixteen's recording label CORO. I live in Cambridge and do the programming for Cambridge Early Music. I am a trustee of composer Sir James MacMillan's music festival in Scotland and I am also a trustee of The King's Singers Foundation.



Mr. Kenny OOI

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
The Rondo Production
Kuala Lumpur

Penang-born Kenny Ooi is a seasoned social entrepreneur and dynamic musician and producer.

He has performed with various orchestras and chamber groups in Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong and beyond. Aside from performing, Kenny took the reins of leadership and founded the Penang International Brass Festival in 2019. This bold initiative laid the foundation for Rondo Production, one of the leading social enterprises dedicated to elevating Malaysia's music education scene to international acclaim.

His pursuit of excellence has garnered widespread recognition, with   accolades including being named one of the top 20 social enterprises in Australia & ASEAN by the Australian government, and being selected as one of the 30 Young Music Leaders by the Southeast Asia Directors of Music Association (SEADOM). His impact resonates beyond borders, earning him recognition as one of the 10 AVPN Young Impact Leaders in Asia.

Kenny holds a Bachelor of Music (Hons) from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore. Complementing his musical prowess with business acumen, he furthered his studies by earning a Masters in Business Administration from the Quantic School of Business and Technology.

Driven by his vision of a thriving music education ecosystem in Asia, Kenny Ooi continues to inspire, innovate and lead the region's artistic and social landscape.





Artistic and Music Director
New York Harlem Productions
Washington, D.C.


Board of Governors 2023 - 2025

▸ Beijing ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━


Jixin CHEN*

Beijing Times New Century Entertainment - Chairperson

Janny HE

Guangzhou Hong Shang Technology Media Company - Branding Director

Xinhui JIA

Beijing Trade Association for Performances - Secretary General

JIANG Haoyang

Chinese National Academy of Arts - Vice Dean, Literature & Art Studies

Haibo SANG

Liszt Academy of Music (China) - Director

Yong Hardy XIANG

Peking University - Vice Dean, Institute for Cultural Industries

▸ Hong Kong ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━


Paul TAM*

West Kowloon Cultural District Authority - Executive Director, Performing Arts

Margaret YANG

Hong Kong Sinfonietta - CEO

Lynn YAU

The Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection - CEO

Flora YU

Hong Kong Arts Festival - Executive Director

▸ Kuala Lumpur



Joe Sidek Productions - Managing Director

Kenny OOI*

The Rondo Production - Founder & Chief Executive Officer

▸ Manila ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━


Martin LOPEZ

Far Eastern University - Director, President's Committee on Culture


Cultural Center of the Philippines - Vice President and Artistic Director


De La Salle University - Culture and Arts Director

▸ Seoul ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━



CREDIA Projects - Tour Manager

Sun-Goo JUNG

A&A - President

Regina Jihee LEE

Korea Cultural Heritage Association of Digital Conservation - Vice-Chairman

In-Gun PARK*

National Theater of Korea - CEO


Bucheon Arts Center - General Manager

▸ Singapore ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━


Christopher CHEONG

Orchestra of the Music Makers - Director

Johannes MUELLER*

msm-productions (Singapore) Pte Ltd - Director

▸ Taipei ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━


Wen-pin CHIEN

National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) - General and Artistic Director

Joyce CHIOU*

National Taichung Theater - General and Artistic Director

Jasper HSIEH

National Sun Yat-sen University - Professor & Chair, Graduate Institute of Arts Management & Entrepreneurship

Fufu HSU

New Aspect Promotion Corporation Ltd - General Manager

Yun-Shiou TSAI

New Aspect Promotion Corporation Ltd - Senior Director

Austin WANG

Taipei Performing Arts Center - Chief Executive Director

Jhao-cian WANG

Our Theater - Artistic Director

▸ Tokyo ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━



Aspen Incorporated - Chairman of the Board and CEO


The Piano Teachers' National Association - CEO


Showa University of Music - Chairman

Jun-ichi NIHEI*

Japan Arts Corporation - President and CEO

Yoshitaka HIROOKA

Tokyo Symphony Orchestra - Managing Director


Sony Music Foundation - Managing Director

Hiroyoshi KITA

The Symphony Hall Co.Ltd - C.O.O Executive Director / General Manager / Music Director

▸ American Liaison ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━



New York Harlem Productions - Artistic and Music Director

▸ European Liaison ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━



International Business Development: Arts and Media, United Kingdom - Consultant

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