Having held various leadership positions within the aviation industry, Cheng has 20 years of experience in flight operations, corporate governance and sales management.
He was previously co-chairman and chief executive of Africa World Airlines, and chairman of Suparna Airlines Company Limited.
Cheng earlier held senior sales and marketing positions, overseeing multiple regions including North America, Africa and Asia.
In his new role, Cheng will join Zhong Guosong, executive chairman, HK Express, to formulate overall strategy and direction, contribute to major business investments, and spearhead operational decisions.
He will also monitor daily operations and business performance driven by the senior management team.