Daniel Cheng is Bennett Jones' Managing Director – Asia Pacific. Prior to joining Bennett Jones, he served a five-year term as Managing Director China of the Canada China Business Council, where he played an instrumental role in many high-level initiatives across the spectrum of the Canada-China bilateral business relationship. Prior to moving to Beijing, Daniel held a number of senior executive positions in the healthcare, life science, IT and investment sectors in Canada. He has extensive experience in strategy, cross-border transactions and intellectual property management.
A Beijing-born Canadian citizen, Daniel is well known to Chinese and Canadian companies as a go-to person on China-related issues and is a fervent proponent and active participant in Canada's trade and investment relationship with the Asia Pacific region.
In 2017, Daniel was awarded the Governor General’s Medallion in recognition of his work in reinforcing the economic and business ties between Canada and China.