Ⓒ 2020 Asian Academy Of International Law
Chairman & Executive Director
New World Development Company Limited
Dr Cheng Kar-shun, Henry GBS GBM is Chairman and Executive Director of New World Development Company Limited, NWS Holdings Limited, and Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited. He is also Chairman and Non-executive Director of New World Department Store China Limited and FSE Services Group Limited, Vice-Chairman and Non-executive Director of i-CABLE Communications Limited, and Non-executive Director of DTXS Silk Road Investment Holdings Company Limited, all of which are listed public companies in Hong Kong.
Dr Cheng was Chairman and Executive Director of International Entertainment Corporation up to his resignation on 10 June 2017, Independent Non-executive Director of HKR International Limited and Hang Seng Bank Limited up to his resignation on 31 March 2018 and retirement on 10 May 2018 respectively, Chairman and Non-executive Director of Newton Resources Ltd up to his resignation on 9 April 2018 and Non-executive Director of SJM Holdings Limited up to his retirement on 11 June 2019, all of them are listed pubic companies in Hong Kong. Dr. Cheng is Chairman and Managing Director of New World China Land Limited, Chairman of New World Hotels (Holdings) Limited and serves as a director of certain subsidiaries of the New World 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 New World Group.
Dr Cheng holds a Bachelor’s degree in Arts and an MBA from The University of Western Ontario, Canada. He was conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration from The Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island, USA in May 1996, an Honorary Doctorate in Law from The University of Western Ontario, Canada in April 1997, and a degree of Doctor of Social Sciences honoris causa from The University of Hong Kong in November 2012. Dr Cheng has been Honorary Trustee of Tsinghua University since 2012, Deputy Director of Advisory Committee of Tsinghua-Cheng Yu Tung Law Development Fund since 2014, and Member of Board of Trustees of Fudan University since 2016. Dr Cheng was a Standing Committee Member of the Twelfth Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of The People’s Republic of China. Dr Cheng was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star and the Grand Bauhinia Medal in 2001 and 2017 respectively by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.