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 also co-chairman of the Sustainability Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Strategy and Transformation Committee of the Company.
Ms. Sonia Cheng is the chief executive officer of Rosewood Hotel Group and an executive director of New World Development Company Limited, a listed public company in Hong Kong. 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.
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 chairman of the advisory committee of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Ms. Cheng is a member of Human Resources Planning Commission and member of The Standing Committee on Disciplined Services Salaries and Conditions of Service of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. She is also a member of the board of director of Mother’s Choice, a director of Jing Yuan Charity Foundation Ltd., a member of the Y. Elites Association, and a member of the Hong Kong United Youth Association. Furthermore, Ms. Cheng is a member of the Fourteenth Guangzhou Municipal 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. 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.