Dr. Cheng Yiheng graduated from Taipei Institute of Technology (TIT), and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) as Dr.-Ing. of Chemical Engineering, Cheng Yi-Heng worked for BASF in various functions 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. Thereafter he became the CEO of Knauf Asia. He was active in various professional associations as chairman.
He is now a member of the executive board of CBI Investment Management Ltd. (HK), developing clean coal technologies. Besides, he is also an advisor to Blue Sign, a specialist 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. In August 2013, he became a full member of the 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. In April 2014, he founded “econoVation lab” at Tongji University where he coaches interdisciplinary teams on sustainability and social entrepreneurship.