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Dr. Adrian Cheng

Executive Vice Chairman and Joint General Manager, New World Development
Founder and Honorary Chairman, K11 Art Foundation

An art pioneer, Dr Adrian Cheng founded the K11 Art Foundation (“KAF”), the first non-profit art foundation in China, to incubate contemporary Chinese artists and curators and to promote public art education. Dr Cheng is ranked among the ArtReview 2014 Power100 list as one of the contemporary art world’s most powerful figures. He is also a Board Member of the WKCDA and member of the Interim Acquisition and M+ Museum Committee, Director of the National Museum of China Foundation and the Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum Funds, Trustee of Royal Academy of Arts, and Committee Member of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, TATE’s International Council, and Centre Pompidou’ International Circle. Dr Cheng also set up an MA scholarship with Central Saint Martins in 2013 to help students from Hong Kong and Mainland China to study at CSM.

Growing up in Hong Kong, Dr Cheng spent years in the US and graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He also received an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). As the fourth generation scion of the family, he injects zest into the family business empire, by believing in using innovation, art and culture to create new family businesses.