Dr. Cheng Kar-Shun, Henry, GBM, GBS, joined the Group in 1971, was appointed as Chairman and an executive director of the Company in July 2011 and is a member of the Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company. Dr. Henry Cheng is responsible for the strategic direction and overall performance of the Group.
Dr. Cheng is a director of certain subsidiaries of the Group. He is also a director of several substantial shareholders of the Company, including Cheng Yu Tung Family (Holdings) Limited, Cheng Yu Tung Family (Holdings II) Limited and Chow Tai Fook Capital Limited.
In addition, Dr. Cheng is chairman and an executive director of New World Development Company Limited and NWS Holdings Limited, chairman and a non-executive director of FSE Lifestyle Services Limited, and vice-chairman and a non-executive director of i-CABLE Communications Limited, all of which are listed public companies in Hong Kong.
He was a non-executive director of SJM Holdings Limited until his retirement on 11 June 2019; a non-executive director of DTXS Silk Road Investment Holdings Company Limited until his resignation on 19 March 2021; and chairman and a non-executive director of New World Department Store China Limited until his resignation with effect from 13 May 2021, all of the foregoing companies are listed public companies in Hong Kong.
Dr. Cheng is chairman of the Advisory Council for The Better Hong Kong Foundation. He was a Standing Committee Member of the Twelfth Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.
Dr. Henry Cheng is the father of Dr. Cheng Chi-Kong, Adrian and Ms. Cheng Chi-Man, Sonia, an uncle of Mr. Cheng Chi-Heng, Conroy, and a cousin of Mr. Cheng Kam-Biu, Wilson. He is also a cousin of Mr. Cheng Sek-Hung, Timothy and a nephew of Mr. Cheng Yu-Wai, who are honorary advisors to the board of directors of the Company.