Mr Cheng is currently General Manager Sales Pearl River Delta & Hong Kong, overseeing passenger sales in these key territories for both Cathay Pacific and Dragonair.
His previous position in the airline was General Manager International Affairs, from 2010 to 2015. His main responsibilities included government relations, air-services agreements and regulatory issues.
Mr Cheng joined the Cathay Pacific Group in 1992 and has held a variety of management roles in Hong Kong and overseas. He has worked for the airline in Taiwan, Indonesia, Vietnam and Mainland China.
The current Director Corporate Affairs, James Tong, will assume the position of Acting Chief Executive Officer at Dragonair while Mr Algernon Yau is taking leave of absence.