Ms. Cheng Chi-Man, Sonia, was appointed as a non-executive director of the Company in March 2019.
Ms. Sonia Cheng is the chief executive officer of Rosewood Hotel Group, chairman of the advisory committee of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and member of the advisory committee of the School of Hotel & Tourism Management Industry at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She is also 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.
Ms. Sonia 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 an executive director of New World China Land Limited, which was previously a listed public company in Hong Kong until its delisting and privatisation by New World Development Company Limited on 4 August 2016.
Before joining New World Development Company Limited, Ms. Sonia 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.