Dr Adrian Cheng is the Executive Vice Chairman and General Manager of New World Development Company Limited; an Executive Director of Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited and of New World Department Store China Limited; a Non-executive Director of Giordano International Limited, i-CABLE Communications Limited, and New Century Healthcare Holding Company Limited; and an Honorary Vice Chairman and Chief Strategic Advisor of Modern Media Holdings Limited.
Dr Cheng founded the K11 Art Foundation (KAF) in 2010, the first non-profit and non-state-owned art foundation in Greater China that fosters crosscultural art education and incubates up-and-coming Chinese artists and curators. Through a range of diverse programmes, KAF provides emerging artists with channels to gain greater public awareness, both in China and on the international stage.
Alongside his business interests, Dr Cheng has invested a significant amount of time and energy in promoting art and cultural exchange and holds a number of board roles at organisations such as the Royal Academy of Arts; MoMA PS1; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and the Public Art Fund of New York. He has been on the ArtReview Power 100 list of the contemporary art world’s most powerful figures since 2014. He has also been listed among the ARTnews Top 200 Collectors since 2015. In 2017, Dr Cheng was awarded the distinction of Officier de I’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, a prestigious award of France.