Glyn T. H. Ing embarked on a career in civil engineering in China in 1936, and arrived with his family in Taiwan in 1948. In 1978, in memory of his father, Ing Zhu-Fu, he established the Hao Ran Foundation, which he named after a school his father had founded. Hao Ran initially supported literature and the arts, but has since expanded and shifted its focus to education.
Through his work and travels, Glyn Ing became increasingly aware of certain social issues. He wished to grow his understanding by consulting experts from around the world, recognizing that while such problems may seem universal, their causes are rooted in specific contexts. The first step toward solving such issues is therefore to identify appropriate interventions for different circumstances.
As the World President of FIABCI (the International Real Estate Federation) from 1988 to 1989, Mr. Ing proposed and sponsored humanitarian research, including preliminary studies on world squatter conditions, environmental preservation and the real estate industry, and housing for senior citizens. These were followed, in 1993, by another study on the environmental impacts of the property industry and, in 1994, with a collection of articles by 16 journalists on the topic of homelessness.
Mr. Ing’s approach to social problems in both developed and developing countries emphasized not only the need for solutions, but also the importance of first understanding the underlying causative factors involved. In an increasingly connected world, Mr. Ing wished to bring contemporary issues of vital concern to light, realizing that though the scope of such problems would extend beyond his generation, they would have to be addressed sooner or later. His interest in creating a favorable environment for the future provides the basis for our foundation’s continued growth, as we encourage individuals to take an active role in shaping the world around them with respect and compassion.
Nita Ing has served as Chair of Hao Ran Foundation since 1997, and is also on the board of Global Fund for Women. From 2000-2008, she was the Chair of the 921 Earthquake Relief Foundation, established for reconstruction and recovery after the devastating 7.3 magnitude earthquake in 1999.
Ms. Ing is currently also the Chair of Taiwan Synthetic Rubber Corp (TSRC) and Continental Holdings Corporation (CHC), the former Chair of Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC) between 1998-2009, and the former Chair of Continental Engineering Corporation (CEC) from 2007-2022.
Dr. Jenny Su Huey-Jen is currently a Distinguished Professor of Environmental Health at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Taiwan. Her research efforts have primarily focused on the topic of air-pollution-related health effects, with a particular emphasis on rising global concerns over airborne microbial hazards. She was also an expert member of the committee that prepared the World Health Organization’s report concerning guidelines for biological agents in the indoor environment.
In 2015, Dr. Su became the first female President in NCKU's 85-year history. She was honored by her alma mater with the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health’s 2017 Leadership Award in Public Health Practice, recognizing a graduate who has served as an outstanding example of effective leadership in the practice of public health. Dr. Su was cited for her exemplary leadership among the top 100 award-winning researchers, academics, and innovators in the 2018 edition of Asian Scientist Magazine. She also received the 2017 Outstanding Research Award from the Ministry of Science and Technology in Taiwan, and was named one of 10 “Science Stars of East Asia” by the leading journal Nature for her research in the field of indoor air pollution.
Angela Chang is currently the CEO and Director of Thinking Taiwan Foundation, a foundation founded by President Tsai in 2012. Most recently Ms. Chang was President of TAIPEI 101 (Taipei Financial Center Corp.) where she oversaw the company’s overall corporate strategy and operational performance. Earlier in her career, she has held a number of leadership roles at Johnson & Johnson, including Managing Director of Johnson & Johnson Taiwan, and Vice President of Marketing at Johnson & Johnson Asia Pacific.
Ms. Chang has always been an active supporter of a broad array of community and nonprofit organizations. She is the Cofounder and Executive Director of Circular Taiwan Network, an organization advocating and promoting resource efficiency and the circular economic model in Taiwan, and has served on the committee member of the National Council for Sustainable Development. Ms. Chang is also the Executive Director of PWR Foundation – a leading NGO supporting women in community.
Ms. Chang holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a bachelor's degree from National Taiwan University Department of Economics.
Kang Cheng-Hsiung graduated from the Department of Civil Engineering at National Taiwan University, and is a certified Professional Civil Engineer of the Republic of China. He has more than 50 years’ experience and expertise in civil engineering and construction industry, specializing in engineering project planning and construction management.
He is the former Chair of Ching Shan Zhen Corporation, Chair of Hsin Lu Engineering Consultancy Company, and Chair of Taiwan Mott MacDonald Engineering Consultancy Company. He was also previously a board director and supervisor of Continental Engineering Corporation, and of Continental Holdings Corporation.
Arthur Chiang Chin-Shan is the Chair of Metropolis Property Management Corporation, and a Director of TSRC Corporation. He was formerly Senior Vice President of Human Resources at China Development Financial Holding and China Development Industrial Bank; Director, Vice President of Administration, Spokesperson, and Vice President of Public Affairs at the Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC); Vice Administrative President of Shanghai Mart; and Assistant Vice President of Continental Engineering Corporation.
In 1987, Mr. Chiang joined the Construction Industry Foundation for Research and Development (R&D), serving as Executive Secretary from 1990-1994, where his work focused on policy, operation, and management. From 2006 to 2010, he served as Chair of the Jane Goodall Institute Taiwan, where he promoted environmental studies and fostered community engagement. From 2010 to 2014, he was the Chair of Taiwan’s Society of Railway and National Planning, conducting policy research into railway and spatial planning on a national scale.
Cindy Chang is Chief Executive Officer of Continental Holdings Corporation. She served on the Board of Directors of Continental Engineering Corporation, Continental Development Corporation, and HDEC Corporation. Previously, Ms. Chang was Chief Financial Officer of Continental Holdings Corporation.
Ms. Chang holds an MBA degree from Cornell University and is a CFA Charterholder.
Wu Yin-Chuen is the Chair of CommonWealth Magazine. She joined the magazine in the year it was established and has been working in a leadership role since 2014. She is also the author of three books, and the producer and director of four documentaries. Ms. Wu has received many awards for her documentary, books and journalism.
She studied journalism at National Chengchi University, and received her Master's degree in Asian Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.