Nita Ing

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Nita Ing
Nita Ing Chairman Continental Engineering Corporation.jpg
Born (1955-03-17) March 17, 1955 (age 63)
Taipei, Taiwan
Residence Taipei
Nationality American
Alma mater UCLA, Economics Department. 1977
Occupation Chairman, Continental Engineering Corporation
Chairman, Taiwan Synthetic Rubber Corporation
CEO, American Bridge Company
General Manager, Hill & Knowlton Investment Company
Director, Pacific Construction Company
Chairman, Voice of Taipei
National Policy Advisor, Office of the President of the Republic of China
Parent(s) Chi-Hou Ing
Nancy Chang

Nita Ing (殷琪; born 17 March 1955, in Taipei) is the Taiwanese-born American president of Continental Engineering Corporation and the former chairman of the board of the Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation, the company which built a high-speed railway system from Taipei to Kaohsiung. A supporter of the Democratic Progressive Party, she had been an advisor to the former President Chen Shui-bian.

Her career as a construction magnate took place largely within Taiwan's Continental Engineering Corporation, of which she has served as the chairman of the board.

Early life[edit]

Nita Ing was expelled from Taipei American School for "rowdy behavior" and sent to a Massachusetts boarding school in the 1970s when she was a teenager. She then majored in economics at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).[1]

She has two children. She was briefly married to Paul Gittleson in 1979 in Los Angeles, but divorced a few years later. Her children were from a subsequent relationship. She currently lives in Taipei, Taiwan with her two daughters, who both attend Taipei American School.


After graduating, Ing started a career at Continental Engineering Corporation in August 1977, eventually rising to become president of the firm. From 1998 until 2009, she was the chairperson of the Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation. In 2010, she was appointed as the chairperson of Continental Holdings Corporation.[2]


  1. ^ From "The Stars of Asia," in the July 3, 2000 international edition of Business Week.
  2. ^ "Nita Ing: Chairman at Continental Engineering Corporation". Retrieved 20 January 2014. 

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