Yi Heng Cheng

Dr. Yi Heng Cheng

Graduated from Taipei Institute of Technology (TIT), and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) as Dr.-Ing. of Chemical Engineering, Yi-Heng Cheng worked in Product Management, Sales & Marketing, Technical Service and General Management for BASF Group Companies in Ludwigshafen, Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai. He was last in charge of implementation of Responsible Care Program and Sustainable Development for BASF in Asia Pacific, before changed to CEO of Knauf Asia. He was chairman of chemical associations in Singapore (SCIC), Co-chair of Plasticizer Workgroup of Association of International Chemical Manufacturers in Hong Kong (AICM), chairman of Emergency Response Workgroup of Foreign Investors in Caojing Chemical Park.   


He is now a joint owner of Liyang Humboldt Advanced Material Co. Ltd., offering industrial solutions to various industries, and a member of executive board of CBI Investment Management Ltd. (HK), integrating clean coal technologies into poly-generation package. Besides, he is also an advisor to Chemical Industry Promotion Unit of Chinese National Productivity Center, a member of International Factor 10 Club, Asia Deputy Director of International Ecological Development Union (EDUI), and honorary chairman of World Chengs Clansmen Association. Recently he is also invited to become a full member of Club of Rome.


Apart from his professional and social activities, he has translated “Nutzen wir die Erde richtig?” from Schmidt-Bleek (published in Jan. 2009) ,  “Faktor 5” from Ernst von Weizsaecker (Oct. 2010), as well as “Blue Economy” from Gunter Pauli (Feb. 2012) into Chinese to promote resource productivity, and co-founded “Institute of EcoNovation” in Shanghai, using eco-projects to assist activists becoming social entrepreneurs.


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