Dr. Cheng Chi-Kong, Adrian, JP, joined the Group in 2007, was appointed as an executive director of the Company in July 2011. Dr. Adrian Cheng is responsible for the strategic investment of the Group, fostering sustainability and innovation initiatives in the areas of culture & art, craftsmanship and creativity.
Dr. Cheng is also a director of certain subsidiaries of the Group, and a director of a substantial shareholder of the Company, Chow Tai Fook (Holding) Limited and its subsidiary, Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited.
Dr. Adrian Cheng holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (cum laude) from Harvard University and was conferred the Honorary Doctorate of Humanities by the Savannah College of Art and Design. He worked in a major international bank from September 2003 to April 2006 prior to joining the Group and has substantial experience in corporate finance.
Dr. Adrian Cheng is an executive vice-chairman and general manager of New World Development Company Limited, oversees the strategic direction for the company's property development and investment activities. He has launched New World's The Artisanal Movement since January 2015, an initiative which weaves the narrative of craft, bespoke design and quality into many of its developments. In 2008, he launched the K11 brand, a museum-retail complex that is at the nexus of art and commerce. Dr. Cheng is also an executive director of New World Department Store China Limited, and a non-executive director of Giordano International Limited, i-CABLE Communications Limited and New Century Healthcare Holding Co. Limited, all of which are listed public companies in Hong Kong. He is an executive director of New World China Land Limited, which was a listed public company in Hong Kong until its delisting on 4 August 2016. He was an executive director of International Entertainment Corporation until his resignation on 10 June 2017; vice-chairman and non-executive director of Modern Media Holdings Limited until his resignation on 26 August 2017, both of which are listed public companies in Hong Kong.
Dr. Adrian Cheng is chairman of New World Group Charity Foundation Limited, the vice-president of the All-China Youth Federation, a member of the Tianjin Municipal Committee of The Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, a vice-chairman of the Youth Federation of the Central State-owned Enterprises, chairman of the China Young Leaders Foundation, founder of K11 Art Foundation and a member of the board of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority.
Dr. Adrian Cheng is a son of Dr. Cheng Kar-Shun, Henry, the brother of Ms. Cheng Chi-Man, Sonia, a cousin of Mr. Cheng Chi-Heng, Conroy, a nephew of Mr. Cheng Kam-Biu, Wilson. He is also a nephew of Mr. Cheng Sek-Hung, Timothy and a grandnephew of Mr. Cheng Yu-Wai, who are honorary advisors to the board of directors of the Company.