Vanessa CHEUNG

Group Managing Director, Nan Fung Development Ltd., HK Founder, The Mills, HK

Ms Vanessa Cheung is the Group Managing Director of Nan Fung Development Ltd., managing the Group’s global real estate development portfolio.


She is also the founder of The Mills – a revitalization project of transforming Nan Fung Textile Mills into a global innovation tech-style destination comprising of art, start-up incubator and experiential retail. She currently spearheads the Group’s SEWIT framework, which stands for social cohesion, environmental sustainability, wellness, innovation and technology.  Along with her experience in working for AECOM as a landscape designer and a part-time lecturer at University of Hong Kong on City Branding, she hopes to inspire the younger generation and unlock Hong Kong’s leadership potential beyond the status quo.


She is a convener of Narrative HK, an initiative promoting positive attitude among her generation in envisioning the future of Hong Kong. She is the co-owner of Hong Kong’s first CrossFit gym Asphodel Fitness and Performance.


She obtained her Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture at Harvard University and Bachelor’s degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley.


Harvard Graduate School of Design - Dean’s Leadership Council

Urban Land Institute (APAC) – Executive Committee Member

Our Hong Kong Foundation – Advisor

Antiquities Advisory Boards & Committee –Member

Intangible Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee -Member

Hong Kong Tourism Board – Member, Audit Committee& P & E Committee

Hong Kong Life Sciences Society – Advisor

Laboratory for Artificial Intelligence in Design(AiDLab) - Advisory Board

Food Angel by Bo Charity Foundation – Board Member

Art sub-committee, Museum Advisory Committee – Member

Design Trust – Trustee