Mei Wei Cheng
President and CEO; Siemens Ltd., China and CEO North East Asia
Former Chairman and CEO; Ford Motor (China), Ltd.
Mei Wei Cheng started his career with AT&T in 1972 as a plant engineer for New Jersey Bell. He rose through the ranks, taking increasingly senior positions with AT&T companies in the United States and Asia, eventually serving as president of AT&T China. Executive-level positions with General Electric followed. In January 1998, he joined Ford Motor (China), Ltd. as president and COO and was elevated to his current position a year later. Cheng is a member of the Committee of 100, an organization of Chinese American leaders devoted to encouraging better U.S.-China relations. He served on the board of governors of American Chambers of Commerce in China and was vice chairman in 1996. He earned his MBA in 1999 through the RBS Beijing International Executive MBA program, having taken MBA classes at the school in the early '70s while working in New Jersey.
Recognized: April 27, 2005