Aged 87, Dr Cheng joined the Group in 1993. Dr Cheng obtained an engineering degree from Tianjin University and a postgraduate diploma from Imperial College, London, UK, of which he is a Fellow. He is a past President, Honorary Fellow and Gold Medallist of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences, and past Vice President, Fellow and Gold Medallist of The Institution of Structural Engineers, Fellow of The Institution of Civil Engineers, UK, Honorary Fellow of The Institution of Engineers, Australia, and an Authorized Person and Registered Structural Engineer in Hong Kong, with a State Class 1 Registered Structural Engineer qualification. Dr Cheng was a Member of both the Executive and Legislative Councils and Chairman of the Hong Kong Housing Authority. Dr Cheng is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Wing Hang Bank, Limited, Agile Property Holdings Limited and Tianjin Development Holdings Limited. He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Hang Lung Properties Limited.