Philip Wei graduated from the National Tainan Normal College in Taiwan and spent three years as a primary school teacher before joining China Airlines as a tax researcher.

By 1982 he was General Manager of Cargo Sales & Services North America, as the airline expanded its global cargo fleet and hubs, returning to Taiwan to manage the introduction of the high-yield Dynasty Package Program.

In 2002 he became President and Board Director of China Airlines Cargo, then in 2005, Chairman of China Airlines Cargo. He has twice served as CEO of China Airlines. He is now a professor of Air Transportation of Kai Nai University in Taiwan.

He was awarded the Air Cargo News Lifetime Achievement Award.