Christopher Wai-Chee Cheng ’79

Chairman, Wing Tai Corporation Ltd., Hong Kong

Christopher Cheng is the chairman of Wing Tai Corporation Ltd. His contacts and experiences in China and Asia are very strong, and he conducts business in Europe and the US markets as well as through USI Holdings and the Gieves Group.

Mr. Cheng has served as a member of the board of directors of many business and public organizations, including the Securities and Futures Commission, the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee (the de facto board of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority), the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (past), the Standing Committee on Judicial Salaries and Conditions of Service Hong Kong (chairman), DBS Group Holdings Ltd., NWS Holdings Limited, PICC Property and Casualty Company Limited, the Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce (past chairman), and the Hong Kong Jockey Club (steward).

He has also served on the advisory and trustee boards for such institutions as the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Temasek Foundation CLG Limited, and he is a charter member of the President’s Council on International Activities of the Yale University.

Mr. Cheng earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and his MBA from Columbia Business School. He was awarded an O.B.E. in 1992 and a Gold Bauhinia Star in 2004. In 2014, he received a doctorate of business administration honoris causa from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.