How to Build a Legacy
MBA students visit Taipei, meet CSUEB alumnus, Delta Electronics CEO
A world away from Cal State East Bay in bustling Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is an electronics company with a reach affecting nearly every aspect of daily life. From the electronics in a car to the internal workings of a smartphone or a building’s “green” features, Delta Electronics is leading the charge in advanced electronic products and smart green solutions.
At its helm, Cal State East Bay alum Ping Cheng.
Delta Electronics was a new company when Cheng began his career there, but both Delta and he have shared a clear vision — to make the world a better place by providing energy-efficient solutions. He credits much of his success to the foundation he received as a young Pioneer and recently invited 20 MBA for Global Innovators students to visit the company’s headquarters.
“I appreciate very much the education provided by Cal State East Bay,” Cheng said. “It was an honor to host professor Glen Taylor and his MBA candidates, and I hope the visit inspires them to echo Delta’s endeavors to build a better tomorrow through smart energy conservation and social participation in their careers.”
Today, Delta has a global workforce of more than 87,000 employees working on developing and manufacturing a wide range of energy-saving products and solutions. The company has received many national and international awards for corporate social responsibility and sustainability, including ranking in the top 10 of The CSR Development Index of Top 100 MNCs in China for three consecutive years and appearing on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index foreightyears in a row.
Cheng and other top Delta executives also play a role in advocating on the international stage, often speaking at United Nations conferences and other events to raise awareness of climate change and share best practices for energy management.