Aged 40, joined the Group in April 2019 as a non-executive director of the Company. She has been re-designated as an executive director of the Company in April 2021 and is responsible for high jewellery business of the Group.
In addition to the position held in the Group, 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 is a member of the Hong Kong Tourism Board, chairman of the advisory committee of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and a member of the Y. Elites Association, the Young Presidents’ Organization and the Hong Kong United Youth Association. 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.
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, a niece of Mr. Cheng Kam-Biu, Wilson and Mr. Cheng Sek-Hung, Timothy, and a grandniece of Mr. Cheng Yu-Wai.