Neil Gibson arrived in Kaohsiung in August 2023 to assume his duties as the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Kaohsiung Branch Chief. He takes great pride in being the parent of three KAS dragons, each attending a different school level: High School, Middle School, and Elementary School.
Since joining the U.S. Department of State in 2009, he has served at the U.S. Embassy to Japan, the American Institute in Taiwan in Taipei, the U.S. Embassy to the Philippines, the U.S. Mission to the OECD in Paris, and the U.S. Embassy to Iraq. Mr. Gibson is a recipient of two Department of State Superior Honor Awards and the Sinclaire Language Award.
Prior to his career in the Foreign Service, he was an International Investment Specialist at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Mr. Gibson holds a master’s degree in international relations from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a bachelor’s degree in agriculture business from California State University, Fresno.
Mr. Gibson is from California and speaks Mandarin Chinese and Japanese.