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. 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 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 was a 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 on 2 July 2019, both of which are listed public companies in Hong Kong.

Dr. Cheng is the chairman of New World Group Charity Foundation Limited, 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. He was the vice-chairman of the 11th and 12th committee of the All-China Youth Federation.

Dr. 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 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. 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.