Tony Cheng is the Vice President - Operations & Systems at Emerald Lake’s Weave Co-Living portfolio company. Prior to joining the firm, he was a Leadership Associate at Apple Inc. leading the pre-opening teams for the first Apple Stores in the United Arab Emirates, based in Dubai. He was responsible for leading a team of 130+ international staff which speaks over 40+ languages. Under his stewardship, Apple’s first Dubai store became a top-revenue generator for Apple globally.
Tony has over 10 years of cross-functional work experience starting his career with the Four Seasons in Hong Kong before moving to Switzerland studying hospitality at Les Roches, earning him a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Hotel Management with a specialisation in Marketing. During his spare time at Les Roches, he opened the first standalone student-run restaurant and bar, adjacent to the university.
His hospitality journey led him to the Maldives, Beijing and eventually Dubai with luxury hotel groups such as Park Hyatt, Grand Hyatt and the Ritz Carlton working as a Restaurant Manager.
Tony was awarded by Grand Hyatt Dubai as the most Innovative and Creative Manager in 2014 by Conor O’Leary. In addition, he has led top Michelin Guide, Top 10 TripAdvisor and TimeOut award restaurants during his career.
Vice President - Operations & Systems