|Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of China|
26 February 2018
|Deputy||Chen Nan-kuang, Yen Tzung-ta|
|Born||5 June 1953|
Pingtung County, Taiwan
|Alma mater||National Chengchi University|
University of Birmingham
Yang received a master's degree from National Chengchi University and earned a doctoral degree in economics from the University of Birmingham. In 1989, Yang began working for the Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan). Yang was named deputy governor of Taiwan's central bank in 2008. After Perng Fai-nan announced that he would retire upon the conclusion of his fifth term, Yang, Shea Jia-dong, and Richard Koo were considered candidates to succeed him. On 1 February, Yang was appointed as the new Central Bank governor.