Ms. Cheng Chi-Man, Sonia, joined the Group in April 2019 as a non-executive director of the Company, re-designated as an executive director of the Company in April 2021, and became vice-chairman and executive director of the Company in June 2022. Ms. Cheng is responsible for strategic direction, performance and corporate transformation of the Group. She is a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Strategy and Transformation Committee of the Company. She is also a director of certain subsidiaries of the Group.

Ms. Sonia Cheng is the chief executive officer of Rosewood Hotel Group. She is an executive director of New World Development Company Limited and a non-executive director of Giordano International Limited, both of which are listed public companies in Hong Kong. She is also an independent non-executive director of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited. Ms. Cheng was an independent director of Primavera Capital Acquisition Corporation, a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, until her resignation in December 2022.

Ms. Cheng serves as a member of the Hong Kong Tourism Board and chairman of its Marketing and Business Development Committee. She is a council member of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and a member of its Committee on Institutional Advancement and Community Relations, a member of Human Resources Planning Commission and a member of The Standing Committee on Disciplined Services Salaries and Conditions of Service of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. She is also the Vice-Governor of Guangdong Youth Development Foundation. Furthermore, Ms. Cheng is a member of the Thirteenth Guangdong Provincial Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of the People’s Republic of China.

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 in Applied Mathematics with a concentration in Economics 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, all being executive directors of the Company.