Dr. Cheng Kar-Shun, Henry, GBM, GBS, joined the Group in 1971, was appointed as Chairman and an executive director of the Company in July 2011 and is a member of the Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company. Dr. Cheng is responsible for the strategic direction and overall performance of the Group.
Dr. Cheng is a director of certain subsidiaries of the Group. He is also a director of several substantial shareholders of the Company, including Cheng Yu Tung Family (Holdings) Limited, Cheng Yu Tung Family (Holdings II) Limited, Chow Tai Fook Capital Limited and Chow Tai Fook (Holding) Limited and a director of Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited, which is a subsidiary of Chow Tai Fook (Holding) Limited.
In addition, Dr. Cheng is chairman and an executive director of New World Development Company Limited, chairman and an executive director of NWS Holdings Limited, chairman and a non-executive director of New World Department Store China Limited and FSE Services Group Limited (formerly known as FSE Engineering Holdings Limited), vice-chairman and a non-executive director of i-CABLE Communications Limited, and a non-executive director of SJM Holdings Limited, all of which are listed public companies in Hong Kong.
He is chairman and managing 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 a non-executive director of Lifestyle International Holdings Limited until his retirement on 4 May 2015; chairman and executive director of International Entertainment Corporation until his resignation on 10 June 2017; independent non-executive director of HKR International Limited until his resignation on 31 March 2018; chairman and non-executive director of Newton Resources Ltd. until his resignation on 9 April 2018; and an independent non-executive director of Hang Seng Bank Limited until his retirement on 10 May 2018, all of the foregoing companies are listed public companies in Hong Kong.
Dr. Cheng is chairman of the Advisory Council for The Better Hong Kong Foundation. He was a Standing Committee Member of the Twelfth Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.
Dr. Cheng is the father of Dr. Cheng Chi-Kong, Adrian, an uncle of Mr. Cheng Chi-Heng, Conroy, a cousin of Mr. Cheng Kam-Biu, Wilson. He is also a cousin of Mr. Cheng Sek-Hung, Timothy and a nephew of Mr. Cheng Yu-Wai, who are honorary advisors to the board of directors of the Company.