Dr. Cheng Chi-Kong, Adrian, 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 of the Group, fostering sustainability and innovation initiatives in the areas of culture & art, craftsmanship and creativity.
Dr. Cheng is also a director of certain subsidiaries of the Group, and a director of a substantial shareholder of the Company, Chow Tai Fook (Holding) Limited and its subsidiary, Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited.
Dr. Adrian Cheng is an executive vice-chairman and general manager of New World Development Company Limited, overseeing the strategic direction for its property development and investment activities. He has launched New World's The Artisanal Movement since January 2015. In 2008, he launched the K11 brand, a museum-retail complex that is at the nexus of art and commerce. Dr. Cheng is also an executive director of NWS Holdings Limited and New World Department Store China Limited, and a non-executive director of Giordano International Limited and New Century Healthcare Holding Co. Limited, all of which are listed public companies in Hong Kong. He is an executive director of New World China Land Limited, which was a listed public company in Hong Kong until its delisting on 4 August 2016. He was an executive director of International Entertainment Corporation until his resignation on 10 June 2017; vice-chairman and a non-executive director of Modern Media Holdings Limited until his resignation on 26 August 2017; a non-executive director of i-CABLE Communications Limited until his resignation effective from 2 July 2019, all of which are listed public companies in Hong Kong.
Dr. Adrian Cheng is the chairman of New World Group Charity Foundation Limited, the vice-chairman of the All-China Youth Federation, a member of the Tianjin Municipal Committee of The Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, the chairman of the China Young Leaders Foundation and the honorary chairman of K11 Art Foundation.
Dr. Adrian Cheng holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (cum laude) from Harvard University and was conferred the Honorary Doctorate of Humanities by the Savannah College of Art and Design. He worked in major international banks Goldman Sachs and UBS AG prior to joining the Group in September 2006 and has substantial experience in corporate finance.
Dr. Adrian Cheng is a son of Dr. Cheng Kar-Shun, Henry, the brother of Ms. Cheng Chi-Man, Sonia, a cousin of Mr. Cheng Chi-Heng, Conroy, a nephew of Mr. Cheng Kam-Biu, Wilson. He is also a nephew of Mr. Cheng Sek-Hung, Timothy and a grandnephew of Mr. Cheng Yu-Wai, who are honorary advisors to the board of directors of the Company.