Michael Boyden is the Managing Director of Taiwan Asia Strategy Consulting, a company he founded in 1997, which advises private companies and government institutions on market intelligence and assessment, market entry strategies, and local economic and industrial analysis. It also incorporates Taiwan Business Leaders' Forum, a peer group program for senior executives that is part of the region-wide AXP Asia Expertise network. Michael has had many years of senior executive experience, having taken on a number of roles in China, South-East Asia and the Middle East that include Associate Consultant with KPMG Peat Marwick, Taiwan Country Manager for a Hong Kong-based strategy consulting firm, Country Associate of the Economist Group's Corporate Network and Director of Business Development for The Conference Board in the Asia Pacific region.

Michael's insights into East Asia's business and political affairs are held in high esteem. He is frequently sought out by a number of media outlets, including the BBC, CNBC and Bloomberg, as a commentator on Taiwan's economic and political affairs.
Dissertation, Political and Economic Development in the Asia Pacific Region