Ling, Francis Kwok-lung

PhD (Poly U); LLM (HKU); MBA (University of Dallas); BBA (CUHK)

Adjunct Associate Professor


School of Hotel and Tourism Management

Room 701, 7/F
Cheng Yu Tung Building
12 Chak Cheung Street
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

+852 3943 8590


Dr Ling is the Chief Financial Officer of Langham Hospitality Group since February 2022. He has a Doctor degree in Hotel and Tourism from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, a Master of Law (LLM) from The University of Hong Kong, a MBA in Management Information Systems from University of Dallas, Texas and a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants since 1987.

Dr Ling is a seasoned finance executive with more than 35 years’ hotel operations experience in different cultural environments including Australia, Mainland China and Hong Kong. He acquired corporate exposure at the Hyatt Asia Pacific office from 1995 to 2008 and had been the Global Finance Head of Marco Polo Hotel Group and Rosewood Hotel Group overseeing over 60 hotels worldwide during 2008 to 2018, where he led the acquisition of Rosewood and Penta hotel group. Before joining Langham Hospitality Group, he held the role of Vice President Finance responsible for assets management and owner’s representative at Sun Hung Kai Real Estate Agency Limited, which owns assets including Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong and Ritz Carlton Hong Kong.