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Professor Leonard Cheng Kwok-Hon, BBS, JP (Chinese: 鄭國漢; born November 1952) is the current president of the Lingnan University of Hong Kong.[1][2] Before that he was appointed Dean of the School of Business and Management of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology from 2009 to 2013.[3]


Leonard K Cheng

鄭國漢
3rd President of
Lingnan University of Hong Kong
Assumed office
1 September 2013
ChancellorLeung Chun-ying
Carrie Lam
Vice PresidentProf Joshua Mok
Preceded byProf Yuk-shee Chan
Personal details
BornNovember 1952 (age 66)
Children2 daughters
Residence Hong Kong
Alma materChinese University of Hong Kong
Leonard Cheng
Traditional Chinese鄭國漢
Simplified Chinese郑国汉

Cheng graduated with first-class honours in Social Science in Economics at Chinese University of Hong Kong. He then went to the United States and obtained his MA and PhD degrees in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. After earning his doctorate he pursued a teaching career in University of Florida for 12 years and subsequently returned to Hong Kong. In July 1992 he was one of the founding members of his department at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology where he stayed until he assumed his office at Lingnan University. During his capacity as Head of Economics he successively undertook several leading positions in the School of Business and steered different collaboration projects one of which, i.e. the joint EMBA Programme in Asia with the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University. The programme was launched in 1997 and was ranked the best in the world by the Financial Times consecutively from 2009 to 2012.[4][5]

In September 2013 Cheng became the third President of Lingnan University of Hong Kong and also the Chair Professor of Economics.[6]



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  1. ^ "Lingnan University appoints Professor Leonard Cheng as new President". Lingnan University of Hong Kong. Retrieved 2018-04-05.
  2. ^ "Welcome from the President". Lingnan University of Hong Kong. Retrieved 2018-04-05.
  3. ^ "HKUST Appoints Prof Leonard Cheng as Dean of Business & Management". Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Retrieved 2018-04-05.
  4. ^ "Prof Leonard Kwok-Hon Cheng". Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Retrieved 2018-04-05.
  5. ^ "Professor CHENG Leonard K, BBS, JP". Lingnan University of Hong Kong. Retrieved 2018-04-05.
  6. ^ "Letter to Lingnanians". Lingnan University of Hong Kong. Retrieved 2018-04-05.