Chairman and Executive Director

  • Dr. Cheng Kar-Shun, Henry GBS
    Chairman and Executive Director
    Dr. Cheng Kar-Shun, Henry GBS

    Appointed as Director in October 1972, Executive Director in 1973, became Managing Director from 1989 and Chairman from March 2012. Dr. Cheng is a member of the Remuneration Committee and the chairman of the Nomination Committee and Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company. Dr. Cheng is the chairman and executive director of NWS Holdings Limited, Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited and International Entertainment Corporation, the chairman and non-executive director of New World Department Store China Limited, Newton Resources Ltd and FSE Engineering Holdings Limited, an independent non-executive director of HKR International Limited and Hang Seng Bank Limited, and a non-executive director of SJM Holdings Limited, all of them are listed public companies in Hong Kong. He is the chairman and managing director of New World China Land Limited, 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, a listed public company in Hong Kong, up to his retirement on 4 May 2015. Dr. Cheng is also the chairman of New World Hotels (Holdings) Limited and a director of certain subsidiaries of the Group. He is a director of Cheng Yu Tung Family (Holdings) Limited, Cheng Yu Tung Family (Holdings II) Limited, Chow Tai Fook Capital Limited, Chow Tai Fook (Holding) Limited and Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited, all of them are substantial shareholders of the Company. Dr. Cheng is the chairman of the Advisory Council for The Better Hong Kong Foundation and a Standing Committee Member of the Twelfth Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of The People’s Republic of China. In 2001, Dr. Cheng was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Dr. Cheng is the father of Dr. Cheng Chi-Kong, Adrian and Ms. Cheng Chi-Man, Sonia, the brother-in-law of Mr. Doo Wai-Hoi, William, the brother of Mr. Cheng Kar-Shing, Peter and the uncle of Mr. Cheng Chi-Heng.

Non-executive Vice-chairman

  • Mr. Doo Wai-Hoi, William JP
    Non-executive Vice-chairman
    Mr. Doo Wai-Hoi, William JP

    Appointed as the Vice-chairman and Non-executive Director in July 2013. Mr. Doo is also a non-executive director of Lifestyle International Holdings Limited upon re-designation from executive director on 11 June 2015 and an independent non-executive director of The Bank of East Asia, Limited and Shanghai Industrial Urban Development Group Limited, all being listed public companies in Hong Kong. Mr. Doo was the vice-chairman and non-executive director of New World China Land Limited (a listed public company in Hong Kong until its delisting on 4 August 2016) and the deputy chairman and non-executive director of NWS Holdings Limited, a listed public company in Hong Kong, up to his resignation on 1 July 2013 for both companies. Mr. Doo is also a director of certain subsidiaries of the Group. He is the chairman and director of Fung Seng Enterprises Holdings Limited. Mr. Doo is a Justice of the Peace appointed by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. He is also a National Committee Member of the Twelfth Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of The People’s Republic of China, the Honorary Consul General of the Kingdom of Morocco in Hong Kong and Macau, and a Governor of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. He was awarded the Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur by the Republic of France in 2008. Mr. Doo is the brother-in-law of Dr. Cheng Kar-Shun, Henry and Mr. Cheng Kar-Shing, Peter, and the uncle of Dr. Cheng Chi-Kong, Adrian, Ms. Cheng Chi-Man, Sonia and Mr. Cheng Chi-Heng.

Executive Vice-chairman and Joint General Manager

  • Dr. Cheng Chi-Kong, Adrian JP
    Executive Vice-chairman and Joint General Manager
    Dr. Cheng Chi-Kong, Adrian JP

    Appointed as an Executive Director in March 2007, became Executive Director and Joint General Manager from March 2012 and re-designated to Executive Vice-chairman and Joint General Manager from April 2015. Dr. Cheng is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company. Dr. Cheng is an executive director of New World Department Store China Limited, Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited and International Entertainment Corporation, a non-executive director of Giordano International Limited, and a non-executive vice chairman of Modern Media Holdings Limited, all being listed public companies in Hong Kong. He is an executive director of New World China Land Limited, a listed public company in Hong Kong until its delisting on 4 August 2016. He is a director of Chow Tai Fook (Holding) Limited and Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited, both are substantial shareholders of the Company. He is also the chairman of New World Group Charity Foundation Limited and a director of certain subsidiaries of the Group. Dr. Cheng worked in a major international bank prior to joining the Group in September 2006 and has substantial experience in corporate finance. Dr. 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 is the vice-chairman of the Youth Federation of the Central State-owned Enterprises, the vice-chairman of All-China Youth Federation, a member of the Tianjin Municipal Committee of The Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, the chairman of China Young Leaders Foundation, the honorary chairman of K11 Art Foundation and a member of Board of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority. He is the son of Dr. Cheng Kar-Shun, Henry, the brother of Ms. Cheng Chi-Man, Sonia, the nephew of Mr. Doo Wai-Hoi, William and Mr. Cheng Kar-Shing, Peter, and the cousin of Mr. Cheng Chi-Heng. 

Executive Director and Joint General Manager

  • Mr. Chen Guanzhan
    Executive Director and Joint General Manager
    Mr. Chen Guanzhan

    Appointed as an Executive Director and Joint General Manager in March 2012. Mr. Chen joined the Company as general manager in January 2011. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company. He also acts as director of New World Group Charity Foundation Limited and certain subsidiaries of the Group. Mr. Chen holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou and a Master of Science Degree in Environmental Chemical Engineering from South China University of Technology in Guangzhou. He had also been a visiting scholar to the California State University, Northridge in the U.S.A., where he studied Public Administration. Mr. Chen had previously taught at South China University of Technology, and held certificates as university lecturer, senior engineer, and held offices in various departments of the Guangzhou Municipal People’s Government. Mr. Chen has extensive experience in administration management, corporate management and capital management with a strong academic and practical foundation. 

Executive Directors

  • Ms. Ki Man-Fung, Leonie GBS JP
    Executive Director
    Ms. Ki Man-Fung, Leonie GBS JP

    Appointed as a Non-executive Director in December 2008 and was redesignated as Executive Director in March 2012. Ms. Ki is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company. Ms. Ki has been the managing director of New World China Enterprises Projects Limited (a subsidiary of the Company) since 1997 and is also a director of certain subsidiaries of the Group. Ms. Ki is an independent non-executive director of Clear Media Limited and Sa Sa International Holdings Limited, both are listed public companies in Hong Kong. Ms. Ki is also a director of Chow Tai Fook Charity Foundation. Ms. Ki has more than 30 years’ experience in integrated communication and marketing services. She was the founder, partner and chairman/chief executive officer of Grey Hong Kong Advertising Limited and Grey China Advertising Limited. Ms. Ki is committed to the community and public services. She was the first chief executive of The Better Hong Kong Foundation. She is currently honorary council member of UNICEF Hong Kong Committee, a Director of PMQ Management Company Limited, honorary secretary of Wu Zhi Qiao Charitable Foundation, a member of the Asian Advisory Board of Cheng Yu Tung Management Institute, Richard Ivey School of Business (University of Western Ontario, Canada), vice chairman of the Committee of Overseers of Morningside College at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, a member of the Advisory Board of the EMBA Programme of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, a member of the executive committee of Youth Outreach, vice-chairman, council of the Musicus Society, a council member of The University of Hong Kong, a National Committee Member of the Twelfth Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of The People’s Republic of China and a member of The Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of Yunnan Province, and a recipient of Honorary University Fellowship from The Open University of Hong Kong and The University of Hong Kong, the honour of Beta Gamma Sigma from The Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Business Administration, and Justice of the Peace and the Gold Bauhinia Star by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. 

  • Mr. Cheng Chi-Heng
    Executive Director
    Mr. Cheng Chi-Heng

    Appointed as an Executive Director in June 2010. Mr. Cheng is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company. He also acts as director of certain subsidiaries of the Group. Mr. Cheng is an executive director of Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited, a listed public company in Hong Kong. He was a non-executive director of China Huishan Dairy Holdings Company Limited, a listed public company in Hong Kong, up to his resignation on 23 June 2015. Mr. Cheng is a director of Chow Tai Fook (Holding) Limited and Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited, both are substantial shareholders of the Company. Mr. Cheng worked in Yu Ming Investment Management Limited from 1999 to 2000 as a corporate finance executive. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in Economics from the University of Western Ontario, Canada in 1999. He is the son of Mr. Cheng Kar-Shing, Peter, the nephew of Dr. Cheng Kar-Shun, Henry and Mr. Doo Wai-Hoi, William, and the cousin of Dr. Cheng Chi-Kong, Adrian and Ms. Cheng Chi-Man, Sonia. 

  • Ms. Cheng Chi-Man, Sonia
    Executive Director
    Ms. Cheng Chi-Man, Sonia

    Appointed as an Executive Director in March 2012. Ms. Cheng is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company. She currently oversees the hotel division and the project management division of the Group. She is an executive director of New World China Land Limited, a listed public company in Hong Kong until its delisting on 4 August 2016, and a director of certain subsidiaries of the Group. Before joining the Group in 2008, Ms. Cheng worked in a major international investment bank and a global US private equity firm specialising in real estate investments. Ms. Cheng holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a concentration in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University in the U.S.A.. Ms. 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 a member of the Y. Elites Association, the Young Presidents’ Organization, the Hong Kong United Youth Association and the Eleventh Guizhou Municipal Committee of The Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. Ms. Cheng is the daughter of Dr. Cheng Kar- Shun, Henry, the sister of Dr. Cheng Chi-Kong, Adrian, the niece of Mr. Doo Wai-Hoi, William and Mr. Cheng Kar-Shing, Peter, and the cousin of Mr. Cheng Chi-Heng. 

  • Mr. Au Tak-Cheong
    Executive Director
    Mr. Au Tak-Cheong

    Appointed as an Executive Director in July 2013. Mr. Au is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company. Mr. Au joined the Company in 1975. He is currently the Head of the Finance and Accounts and senior management of the Company and is responsible for overseeing compliance of policy and procedures in relation to accounting matters of the Group. He possesses over 30 years of experience in finance and accounting and treasury. He is also a non-executive director of New World Department Store China Limited, a listed public company in Hong Kong, and a director of certain subsidiaries of the Group. 

Non-executive Director

  • Mr. Cheng Kar-Shing, Peter
    Non-executive Director
    Mr. Cheng Kar-Shing, Peter

    Appointed as a Director in October 1994. Mr. Cheng is also an independent non-executive director of King Fook Holdings Limited, a listed public company in Hong Kong. He is an executive director of New World China Land Limited, a listed public company in Hong Kong until its delisting on 4 August 2016. He was an independent non-executive director of Symphony Holdings Limited, a listed public company in Hong Kong, up to his resignation on 15 December 2014. Also, he is a director of Cheng Yu Tung Family (Holdings) Limited, Cheng Yu Tung Family (Holdings II) Limited, Chow Tai Fook Capital Limited, Chow Tai Fook (Holding) Limited and Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited, all of them are substantial shareholders of the Company. Mr. Cheng is a director of New World Hotels (Holdings) Limited, NWS Service Management Limited and certain subsidiaries of the Group. Mr. Cheng is committed to community services and is serving as the chairman of Chow Tai Fook Charity Foundation, the chairman of Chow Tai Fook Medical Foundation Limited, the chairman of The Welfare Fund Limited, the vice-chairman of Hong Kong Economic Exchange and a director of Green Council. He is The Commissar of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Guangzhou City and the University Assembly member of University of Macau. He is a Fellow of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators, Hong Kong Construction Arbitration Centre and The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is a CEDR Accredited Mediator and on the lists of the Mediators of Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Hong Kong Mediation Centre and Financial Dispute Resolution Centre. He is on the Panel of Arbitrators of South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission/Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration and an Arbitrator of Huizhou Arbitration Commission as well as a Member of Society of Construction Law Hong Kong. Mr. Cheng is the brother of Dr. Cheng Kar-Shun, Henry, the brotherin- law of Mr. Doo Wai-Hoi, William, the father of Mr. Cheng Chi-Heng, and the uncle of Dr. Cheng Chi-Kong, Adrian and Ms. Cheng Chi-Man, Sonia. 

Independent Non-executive Directors

  • Mr. Yeung Ping-Leung, Howard
    Independent Non-executive Director
    Mr. Yeung Ping-Leung, Howard

    Appointed as a Director in November 1985. Mr. Yeung is a member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company. He is also an independent non-executive director of Miramar Hotel and Investment Company, Limited, a listed public company in Hong Kong. He was the chairman of King Fook Holdings Limited, a listed pubic company in Hong Kong, up to his resignation on 1 July 2016. 

  • Mr. Cha Mou-Sing, Payson JP
    Independent Non-executive Director
    Mr. Cha Mou-Sing, Payson JP

    Appointed as a Director in April 1989. Mr. Cha is the chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company. Mr. Cha is also the chairman of HKR International Limited and the non-executive chairman of Hanison Construction Holdings Limited, both of them are listed public companies in Hong Kong. He is also an independent non-executive director of Eagle Asset Management (CP) Limited — Manager of Champion Real Estate Investment Trust which is listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, the chairman of Mingly Corporation and an independent non-executive director of Hong Kong International Theme Parks Limited. 

  • Mr. Cha Mou-Zing, Victor (Alternate Director to Mr. Cha Mou-Sing, Payson)
    Independent Non-executive Director
    Mr. Cha Mou-Zing, Victor (Alternate Director to Mr. Cha Mou-Sing, Payson)

    Appointed as an Alternate Director in September 2000. Mr. Cha is the deputy chairman and managing director of HKR International Limited, and an independent non-executive director of SOHO China Limited, both are listed public companies in Hong Kong. He has extensive experience in the textile manufacturing and real estate businesses. 

  • Mr. Ho Hau-Hay, Hamilton
    Independent Non-executive Director
    Mr. Ho Hau-Hay, Hamilton

    Appointed as a Non-executive Director in August 2004 and was redesignated as Independent Non-executive Director in November 2007. Mr. Ho was an Alternate Director of the Company from 7 January 2004 to 29 August 2004. Mr. Ho is the chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company. He is also an independent non-executive director of King Fook Holdings Limited (a listed public company in Hong Kong), and an executive director of Honorway Investments Limited and Tak Hung (Holding) Company Limited. 

  • Mr. Lee Luen-Wai, John BBS JP
    Independent Non-executive Director
    Mr. Lee Luen-Wai, John BBS JP

    Appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director in August 2004. Mr. Lee is a member of the Audit Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company. Mr. Lee is also the managing director and chief executive officer of Lippo Limited, an executive director and the chief executive officer of Lippo China Resources Limited and Hongkong Chinese Limited, as well as an independent non-executive director of UMP Healthcare Holdings Limited, all being listed public companies in Hong Kong. Mr. Lee was an independent non-executive director of New World China Land Limited (a listed public company in Hong Kong until its delisting on 4 August 2016) up until his resignation on 1 September 2016. Mr. Lee is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He was a partner of Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) in Hong Kong and has extensive experience in corporate finance and capital markets. Mr. Lee is an Honorary Fellow of the City University of Hong Kong and a Justice of Peace in Hong Kong. He serves as a member on a number of Public Boards and Committees including as a Trustee of the Hospital Authority Provident Fund Scheme, a member of the Public Service Commission as well as a member of the Appeal Boards Panel (Education). 

  • Mr. Liang Cheung-Biu, Thomas
    Independent Non-executive Director
    Mr. Liang Cheung-Biu, Thomas

    Appointed as a Non-executive Director in August 2004 and was redesignated as Independent Non-executive Director in March 2012. Mr. Liang is a member of the Audit Committee and the Nomination Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company. Mr. Liang is an independent non-executive director of Miramar Hotel and Investment Company, Limited (a listed public company in Hong Kong) and the group chief executive of Wideland Investors Limited. Mr. Liang is a member of the Council of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, a member of the Court of the Hong Kong Baptist University and a member of the Board of Governors, Hang Seng Management College. He has extensive experience in financial management, corporate finance, banking, real estate development and equity investment.