Dr. Cheng Chi-Kong, Adrian, SBS, JP, joined the Group in 2007, was appointed as an executive director of the Company in July 2011. Dr. Adrian Cheng is responsible for the strategic investment and smart retail of the Group. He is also a director of certain subsidiaries of the Group.
Dr. Cheng is an executive vice-chairman and chief executive officer of New World Development Company Limited, overseeing the strategic direction for its property development and investment activities. He is also chairman and a non-executive director of New World Department Store China Limited, chairman and a non-executive director of Arta TechFin Corporation Limited and a non-executive director of NWS Holdings Limited, all of which are listed public companies in Hong Kong. He was a non-executive director of New Century Healthcare Holding Co. Limited, until his resignation on 1 June 2022; a non-executive director of Giordano International Limited, until his resignation on 1 December 2022; and a non-executive director and a co-chairman of Meta Media Holdings Limited, until his resignation on 5 October 2023, all of which are listed public companies in Hong Kong.
Dr. Cheng serves as a member of the Fourteenth National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of The People’s Republic of China, a vice-president of All-China General Chamber of Industry and Commerce, the chairman of the Mega Arts and Cultural Events Committee, a board member of the Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council and the chair of the board of Hong Kong Academy for Wealth Legacy, a non-official member of the Task Force on Promoting and Branding Hong Kong, and a member of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP) Sustainable Business Network (ESBN) Executive Council and the chair of the ESBN Task Force on Innovation. He is the chairman of New World Group Charity Foundation Limited, the vice chairman and group chief executive officer of CTF Education Group, the honorary chairman of K11 Art Foundation, the founder of The WEMP Foundation, and the chairman of China Young Leaders Foundation. He was acknowledged by Fortune as one of “40 Under 40” global business stars and a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum in 2012. Dr. Cheng is a Justice of Peace appointed by the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region since 2016 and was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star in 2022. He was made an “Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” by the French Government in 2017, and an “Officier de l’Ordre National du Mérite” in 2022.
Dr. Cheng holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (cum laude) from Harvard University and received the Honorary Doctorate of Humanities by the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2014. He was conferred an Honorary Fellowship by Lingnan University in 2014, an Honorary University Fellowship by the University of Hong Kong in 2022 and an Honorary Fellowship by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2023. Dr. Cheng worked in a major international bank from September 2003 to April 2006 prior to joining the Group, and has substantial experience in corporate finance.
Dr. Adrian Cheng is the son of Dr. Cheng Kar-Shun, Henry, the brother of Ms. Cheng Chi-Man, Sonia, a cousin of Mr. Cheng Chi-Heng, Conroy and a nephew of Mr. Cheng Kam-Biu, Wilson, all being executive directors of the Company.