Tzu-Chao Chien                                             Investigation & Financial Crime Expert

Areas of Expertise


  • Corruption, Bribery & Fraud 
  • Compliance
  • Data Analysis
  • interviewing
  • Anti-money laundering & Financial Crime 


  • Investigations
  • law enforcement
  • Public Service
  • Microsoft office kit: word, PowerPoint, Excel, outlook


  • internal audit
  • project management 
  • Problem Resolution
  • Critical Thinking
  • Coordination and Communication
  • recording technique

Professional Experience

Taipei Motor Vehicles Service Office, Directorate General of Highways, MOTC • New Taipei, Taiwan • APR 2020 – Now

A division of government managing highway transportation, including people, vehicles.

Contractor in Ethics Compliance Office ( up to Dec 31, 2020) 

Managed ethics compliance process and training programs.

Key Accomplishments: 

  • Executed 2 in-house training sessions focused on conflict of interest, ethics regulations, anti-fraud policies and awareness, for more than 200 employees and contractors.

ANCHOR POINT CULTURAL ENTERPRISE CO. LTD. • Taipei, Taiwan • July 2018 – January 2020

A consultant firm focuses on the work of each stage of Cultural Heritage Conservation.

PROJECT MANAGER 

Managed projects, reviewed the legal issues related to Cultural Heritage Conservation, built contingency plans under the Cultural Heritage Preservation Act, administrated company operation, and financial plan. 

Key Accomplishments: 

  • Spearheaded participation and selection in tenders, won ten bids, boosted the company's revenue from NT $ 3 million to $ 20 million in 2019. 
  • Controlled a 50-percent-delayed project, improved the coordination and communication with the client, Changhua County Cultural Affairs Bureau, accelerated the project progress by 100%, and completed the project
  • Drafted opinion letters on the procedures of Cultural Heritage Conservation for the Department of Cultural Affairs, Taoyuan, solved a legal issue in a Cultural Heritage Conservation case. 
  • Planned and implemented 13 projects and drafted six papers (2018-2019). 

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ASSOCIATION OF CERTIFIED FRAUD EXAMINERS (ACFE), TAIWAN CHAPTER • Taipei, Taiwan • May 2018 – August 2018

A professional organization for fraud examiners, providing fraud information, tools, and training. 

CONSULTANT/WRITER 

Drafted Parallel Report to R.O.C.’s Initial Report under the United Nations Anti-Corruption Convention, which included 12 recommendations for Agency Anti-Corruption in Taiwan.

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DELOITTE TAIWAN • Taipei, Taiwan • 2017 - 2018

One of the “Big Four” accounting organizations providing auditing, tax, consulting, enterprise risk & financial services.

ASSISTANT MANAGER 

Administered comprehensive risk consultant services, including fraud investigations, financial crimes, and anti-money laundering (AML). 

Key Accomplishments:

  • Led two investigations for a food company and a travel agency pertaining to procurement and embezzlement.
  • Prepared four life insurance companies for 2018 APG Mutual Evaluation by reviewing the AML process, and determining need for any changes to comply with regulations. 
  • Implemented AML program for a property and casualty insurance company. 

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DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF HIGHWAYS, MOTC • Taipei, Taiwan • 2013 - 2017

A division of government managing highway transportation, including people, vehicles, and roadways.

SENIOR ETHICS COMPLIANCE OFFICER, SUHUA IMPROVEMENT ENGINEERING OFFICE 

Led efforts to ensure justice in 30 fraud investigation projects, including bringing three to trial with guilty verdicts. Managed internal audit process and supervised training programs. Coordinated with the prosecutor's office to conduct fraud investigations, including physical surveillance, evidence collection and analysis. 

Key Accomplishments: 

  • Completed more than five internal audit projects, valued at NT $10B, analyzing compliance, quality, fraud, operations, and procurement procedures for road construction and motor vehicle service
  • Monitored and oversaw the procedures of more than 1,000 public procurement projects, which amounted to over NT $100 billion, prevented loss up to NT $ 500 million. 
  • Executed and supervised more than 20 in-house training sessions focused on conflict of interestethics regulations, anti-fraud policies and awareness, for more than 2000 employees and contractors. 

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THE TAIWAN INTERNATIONAL PORTS CORPORATION (TIPC), MOTC • Kaohsiung, Taiwan • 2011 - 2013

A state-owned company that operates ports in Taiwan.

ASSOCIATE ADMINISTRATOR, DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL SERVICE ETHICS, PORT OF KAOHSIUNG 

Propelled forward progress for quality and efficiency of marine construction through the launch of more than five separate internal audits, valued at NT $20B. Focused on compliance, quality, fraud, operations, and procurement procedures in the Port of Kaohsiung. 

Key Accomplishments: 

  • Directed more than 100 public procurement internal audit projects with costs of NT $50B, and prevented more than $100M in loss. 

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MINISTRY OF JUSTICE • Taipei, Taiwan • 2009 - 2009

A ministerial-level governmental body of the Republic of China (Taiwan), responsible for carrying out various judicial functions.

STAFF OF SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS UNIT, DEPARTMENT OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS 

Collaborated with the prosecutor’s office to conduct physical and communication surveillance, collect evidence, and analyze findings for fraud investigations. 

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DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF HIGHWAYS, MOTC • Taipei, Taiwan • 2006 - 2011

A division of government managing highway transportation, including people, vehicles, and roadways.

ETHICS COMPLIANCE OFFICER, HEADQUARTERS

Established the Special Investigation Unit, and initiated more than 20 investigation missions. 

Key Accomplishments: 

  • Drove results for more than 70 fraud investigation projects, and convicted seven cases in court. 
  • Supervised 1000+ procurement internal audit projects, valued at NT $100B, and prevented loss of as much as NT $500M. 
  • Hosted more than ten conflict of interest, ethics regulations, anti-fraud policies and awareness training and trained over 2000 employees and contractors. 
  • Launched more than five internal audit projects to review compliance, quality, fraud, operations and procurement procedure for road construction, valued at NT $20 billion. 

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TAI FA, ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW • Taichung City, Taiwan • 2005 - 2006

PARALEGAL

  • Completed administrative duties such as making copies, answering and directing phone calls, and greeting clients. 
  • Handled communication with the court, clients, and witnesses. 
  • Administratively supported and attended trials. 
  • Prepared case briefs and summarize depositions, interrogatories, and testimony. 
  • Conducted investigations and statistical/documentary research.


Education & Training

Bachelor’s in Marketing 

NATIONAL CHUNG HSING UNIVERSITY | Taichung, Taiwan 

Continuing Education Credits for Law Professionals, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan 

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), 2016 - Present 

ROC Bar Examination First stage qualifier, August 2020