Portrait of Henry K.S. Cheng

HBA '71, MBA '72, LLD '97

Chairman, New World Development Co. Ltd.

Dr. Cheng received his higher education at the Ivey Business School at Western University in Canada. He graduated in 1971 with an HBA degree in business administration and was awarded the MBA degree in business administration in 1972. In May 1996, Dr. Cheng was awarded an honorary Doctor of Business Administration in Hospitality Management degree by Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. Since 1972, Dr. Cheng has been a key executive in the New World Development Group of Companies. Dr. Henry Cheng is the Managing Director of New World Development Co. Ltd. He is also the Chairman of New World Infrastructure Limited, Chairman of New World Development (China) Limited, Chairman of New World Telephone Holdings Ltd., Managing Director of New World Hotels (Holdings) Ltd., Chairman of Tai Fook Group Limited; and a director of various companies including Asia Television Limited., Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Ltd., and HKR International Limited.

Dr. Cheng is the Chief Executive Officer of a large number of development projects including the multi-billion dollar Hong Kong Conventions and Exhibition Centre. He is Chairman of the Advisory Panel of the Asian Management Institute at the Ivey Business School at Western University. Dr. Cheng is also a member of the Advisory Committee to the Securities and Futures Commission, a member of the Advisory Board of the business school at the University of Alberta, Canada, a member of the Young Presidents' Organization (China Chapter) and a Committee Member of the Eighth Chinese People's Political Consultative Committee of the People's Republic of China. Dr. Cheng is the founder of the Better Hong Kong Foundation and Chair of its Advisory Board.

Dr. Cheng is married with four children.