Ms. Cheng Chi-Man, Sonia, joined the Group in 2019, was appointed as a non-executive director of the Company with effect from April 2019.
Ms. Sonia Cheng is the chief executive officer of Rosewood Hotel Group. She is chairman of the advisory committee of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, a member of the Y. Elites Association, the Young Presidents’ Organization and the Hong Kong United Youth Association, and a non-official member of the Family Council and the Advisory Committee on Gifted Education. She is also a member of the Thirteenth Guangzhou Municipal Committee of The Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of the People’s Republic of China.
Ms. Cheng is an executive director of New World Development Company Limited, a listed public company in Hong Kong, and oversees the hotel division and the project management division. She is also an independent non-executive director of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, and an independent director of Primavera Capital Acquisition Corporation, a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
Before joining New World Development Company Limited, Ms. Cheng worked in a major international investment bank and a global US private equity firm specialising in real estate investments. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a concentration in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University.
Ms. Sonia Cheng is the daughter of Dr. Cheng Kar-Shun, Henry, the sister of Dr. Cheng Chi-Kong, Adrian, a cousin of Mr. Cheng Chi-Heng, Conroy and a niece of Mr. Cheng Kam-Biu, Wilson. She is also a niece of Mr. Cheng Sek-Hung, Timothy and a grandniece of Mr. Cheng Yu-Wai, who are honorary advisers to the board of directors of the Company.