Cheng-Hai Hung

Founder and Chairman

Cheng-Hai Hung (洪鎮海) is the founder and chairman of Eclat and serves on the company’s board of directors. He is responsible for overseeing the company’s strategic direction, including business development, investment efforts, innovative products, vertical integration solutions, and setting ambitious sustainability targets.

Cheng-Hai affirms that Eclat’s most significant investment will always be in its people. He admits that pushing limits and achieving big goals require a collective effort and close collaboration across various departments and disciplines; thus, patience and perseverance are necessary. Cheng-Hai leadership oversaw Eclat’s growth and evolution for nearly 50 years, since founding the company in 1977 with four founders. The company made strides into innovative materials and garments geared towards athletic culture, lifestyle, and health & wellbeing — a significant breakthrough that set the company’s direction for the next 40 years.

In 2015, Cheng-Hai became a Laureate of the renowned Industrial Technology Research Institute for outstanding work and contribution to the industry and society. He also serves as an advisor to the Taiwan Textile Federation and the Taiwan Textile Research Institute. 

He is a member of the Miaoli County and New Taipei City Industrial Development and Investment Promotion Committees, and an Evaluation Specialist at the Department of Industrial Technology, Ministry of Economic Affairs. Between 2017–2018, he was a visiting Professor at the Department of Textiles and Clothing, Fu Jen Catholic University. The following year he was awarded the Global Views Outstanding Leader Award at the Chinese Leaders Global Views Summit Conference.

Cheng-Hai graduated from the Chihlee University of Technology, Taiwan. He encourages the next generation to challenge themselves and not be afraid to do what others may not. He believes the more one has overcome; the more one has gained.

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