Our Founder

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.

Board of Directors

Nita Ing is Chairman of Continental Holdings Corporation and TSRC Corporation, both publicly listed companies in Taiwan. She also serves as Chairman of Continental Engineering Corporation and Director of American Bridge Holdings Corporation, a leading U.S.construction company.Ms. Ing was Chairman of Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation, a BOT project company, from 1998 to 2009.

 

From 2000 to 2008, she served as Chairman of The 921 Earthquake Relief Foundation, a nonprofit organization established by the Government of the Republic of China for the sole purpose of undertaking reconstruction and recovery in the worst-affected areas of Central Taiwan following the 7.3 magnitude earthquake of 1999. In 2013, Ms. Ing joined the board of Global Fund for Women, a nonprofit grantmaking foundation that advances women’s human rights worldwide. She has served as Chairman of the Hao Ran Foundation since 1997.

Diane Ying is the cofounder and Chairman of CommonWealth Magazine Group (CWMG), and the Editor-in-Chief of CommonWealth, Taiwan’s most influential politico-economic magazine. She has received many accolades during her career, including the Ramon Magsaysay Award. In 1987, this “Asian Nobel Prize” was bestowed on Ms. Ying in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the field of journalism. She is also the author of eight books, and takes an active part in Taiwan’s cultural, educational, and economic affairs.

 

CWMG publishes the leading magazines CommonWealth, CommonHealth, Cheers, and CommonWealth Parenting, and also runs a book-publishing arm. The group is one of the most respected and trusted media organizations in Taiwan.

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 President of TAIPEI 101 (Taipei Financial Center Corp.), where she oversees the company’s corporate strategy and operational performance, including the retail business of its shopping mall, the office leasing business of its tower, and the tourism business of its observatory. 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. 

 

Prior to joining TAIPEI 101, Ms. Chang was CEO and Director of the Thinking Taiwan Foundation, and an active supporter of a broad array of community and nonprofit organizations. She is the Cofounder and Executive Director of the Taiwan Circular Economy Network, an organization advocating and promoting resource efficiency and the circular economic model in Taiwan. She serves on the board of the PWR Foundation – a leading NGO in the area of community and women. She is also a committee member of the National Council for Sustainable Development. 

 

Ms. Chang holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a bachelor's degree from National Taiwan University's Department of Economics.

Kang Cheng-Hsiung is a graduate of the Department of Civil Engineering at National Taiwan University, and is a certified Professional Civil Engineer of the Republic of China. He possesses 50 years’ experience in the civil engineering and construction industry, and specializes in engineering project planning and construction management.

 

He is currently a Supervisor at Continental Engineering Corporation (CEC), as well as the former Chairman of Ching Shan Zhen Corporation, Hsin Lu Engineering Consultancy Company, and Taiwan Mott MacDonald Engineering Consultancy Company. He is also a former Board Director of Continental Holdings Corporation and CEC.

Arthur Chiang Chin-Shan is Chairman 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), where his work focused on policy, operation, and management. From 2006 to 2010, he served as Chairman of the Jane Goodall Institute Taiwan, where he promoted environmental studies, and fostered community engagement in the protection of animal species and the environment. From 2010 to 2014, he was Chairman of Taiwan’s Society of Railway and National Planning, a post that saw him conduct policy research into railway and spatial planning on a national scale.

Robert Ing was a Professor of Entomology at the University of Florida. He is a former Board Director of Continental Holdings Corporation, TSRC Corporation, and Continental Engineering Corporation.