Joining HKIoD

Membership Requirements

1. Criteria and Membership Grades
Qualifications / Membership Grade Fellow (FHKIoD) Member (MHKIoD) Associate Member (AHKIoD) Affiliate Member

The Hong Kong Institute of Directors (“HKIoD”) grants membership grades to individuals according to the fulfilment of any group of factors in the right-hand matrix, including minimum (“min”) of:

A = Total Work Years.
 B = Years as Director or Equivalent (current + past)

“Director” may be Executive Director or Non-Executive Director, who is a Board Member of an organisation.

“Equivalent” covers the positions of Partner in a professional firm, CEO, Directorate-grade Government Officer, Council Member, Steering Committee Member etc, whereby the individual is a member of the unit ultimately responsible for the governance of an organisation.

An organisation may be a commercial firm (listed or non-listed) or a partnership business or a government unit or a statutory body or a registered NGO.

Factor Group 1
A: min 10
B: min 10
Factor Group 3
A: min 7
B: min 3
Factor Group 5
A:  <7, min 3
B: <3, >0
Factor Group 7
A: min. 3,
+ Recognises the HKIoD mission,
+  interest in self-development through HKIoD activities
Factor Group 2
A: min 10,
B: min 5,
Professional Diploma for Company Director or Elite Diploma of Global Directorship
Factor Group 4
A: min 7,
B: min 1,
Professional Diploma for Company Director or Elite Diploma of Global Directorship
Factor Group 6
In a senior position for min 5 years with potentials to become Director or Equivalent
Factor Group 8
Obtained equivalent membership grade of a director body which is a peer of HKIoD as a member of the Global Network of Director Institutes
After reaching criteria, upgrades will be effected to: Fellow Member Associate Member

Fellows and Members carry voting rights at General Meetings.  Other than that, membership grades are anonymous at HKIoD activities.  All grades of members are welcomed to join meetings and to enjoy together the exchanges for learning, mingling and networking.

While it is mandatory for Fellows and Members to pursue Continuing Professional Development (“CPD”), other members are encouraged to engage in CPD as best practice.

2. Membership Fees
Fee Schedule / Membership Grade Fellow Member Associate Member Affiliate Member
Fees required to be paid by a new member upon joining:-
1. One-time Registration Fee HK$3,000 HK$2,500 HK$2,000 HK$1,000
2. First-Year Subscription Fee in accordance with Joining Month:-
  • Jan (12 months)
  • Feb (11 months)
  • Mar (10 months)
  • Apr (9 months)
  • May (8 months)
  • Jun (7 months)
  • Jul (6 months)
  • Aug (5 months)
  • Sep (4 months)
  • Oct (3 months)
  • Nov (2 months)
  • Dec (1 month)
  • HK$2,888
  • HK$2,640
  • HK$2,400
  • HK$2,160
  • HK$1,920
  • HK$1,680
  • HK$1,440
  • HK$1,200
  • HK$960
  • HK$720
  • HK$480
  • HK$240
  • HK$2,290
  • HK$2,090
  • HK$1,900
  • HK$1,710
  • HK$1,520
  • HK$1,330
  • HK$1,140
  • HK$950
  • HK$760
  • HK$570
  • HK$380
  • HK$190
  • HK$1,680
  • HK$1,540
  • HK$1,400
  • HK$1,260
  • HK$1,120
  • HK$980
  • HK$840
  • HK$700
  • HK$560
  • HK$420
  • HK$280
  • HK$140
  • HK$1,135
  • HK$1,045
  • HK$950
  • HK$855
  • HK$760
  • HK$665
  • HK$570
  • HK$475
  • HK$380
  • HK$285
  • HK$190
  • HK$95
Annual Renewal Subscription Fee from 2nd year,
due on 1 Jan
HK$2,888 HK$2,290 HK$1,680 HK$1,135
An upgrading member is required to pay at the time of upgrade a One-time Upgrade Fee of HK$650, applicable to all upgrades, and pro rata Annual Subscription Fees for the year.
Special Offers

Group Enrolment:  Persons in a connected group (eg family, relatives, close friends) or members of the same organisation (though not of the same employer) joining at the same time may enjoy an offer of One-time Registration Fee at HK$3,150 only for 5 persons.

Corporate Scheme of Membership Enrolment:  The enrolment of an organisation’s Board Members or Director Equivalents and senior executives collectively is entitled to a package of corporate offer:

  • One-time Registration Fee: HK$2,500, regardless of number of members.
  • Annual Subscription Fee: Minimum HK$9,450 for 5 members, $1,890 for each addition, HK$525 Elevation Fee for each “Fellow”.

The organisation may nominate a Board Member or Director Equivalent or a senior executive such as a C-level officer or Company Secretary to fill a position.  Upon exit of a member, the company may nominate a substitute in accordance with HKIoD conditions.

Corporate Scheme of Membership Enrolment
Scales of Annual Subscription Fees
Min for 5 Above 5, each + Per Fellow
  • First-Year Subscription Fee
    in Joining Month

  • Jan (12 months)
  • Feb (11 months)
  • Mar (10 months)
  • Apr (9 months)
  • May (8 months)
  • Jun (7 months)
  • Jul (6 months)
  • Aug (5 months)
  • Sep (4 months)
  • Oct (3 months)
  • Nov (2 months)
  • Dec (1 month)
  • HK$9,450
  • HK$8,668
  • HK$7,880
  • HK$7,092
  • HK$6,304
  • HK$5,516
  • HK$4,728
  • HK$3,940
  • HK$3,152
  • HK$2,364
  • HK$1,576
  • HK$788
  • HK$1,890
  • HK$1,738
  • HK$1,580
  • HK$1,422
  • HK$1,264
  • HK$1,106
  • HK$948
  • HK$790
  • HK$632
  • HK$474
  • HK$316
  • HK$158
  • HK$525
  • HK$473
  • HK$430
  • HK$387
  • HK$344
  • HK$301
  • HK$258
  • HK$215
  • HK$172
  • HK$129
  • HK$86
  • HK$43

Annual Subscription Fee from 2nd year, due on 1 Jan

HK$9,450 HK$1,890 HK$525
3. Code of Conduct and CPD Fulfillment

As prescribed by the HKIoD Membership Accreditation Scheme (“MAS”), HKIoD members must comply with the HKIoD Code of Conduct and fulfill Continuing Professional Development (“CPD”).

MAS was established as a result of collaboration of wisdom and efforts from HKIoD members, following significant research and a series of intense consultative activities.  It aims to benefit:-

  • Individual directors, through a peer-inspired culture of disciplines and continual learning.
  • Companies and the public, through enhanced competence in fulfilling directors’ roles in corporate governance.
  • HKIoD, through adding value to the community as a professional institute with self-disciplines and as a promoter and facilitator to nurture excellence in director practices.

The HKIoD Code of Conduct stipulates the ethics compliance by members.

CPD as an ongoing membership requirement is defined in the document Guidelines on Membership Accreditation Through CPD.

Download the form Record of Continuing Professional Development (“CPD”).

Personal Data Rights

Applicants have a right of access and correction with respect to personal data as provided for in sections 18 and 22 and principle 6 of Schedule 1 of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance. Right of access includes the right to obtain a copy of personal data provided by the Membership Application Form. Inquiries and requests regarding access and correction can be directed to the Executive Office of HKIoD.

Personal data are collected by HKIoD for all purposes in connection with and for all activities of HKIoD. Selected particulars of HKIoD membership data are published from time to time in a membership directory circulated among members for networking purposes. A member may elect to be excluded from listing in the membership directory by written request to HKIoD.

Data items marked by “#” on the Membership Application Form will be included in the above-mentioned membership directory.

How To Apply

Please complete clearly the Membership Application Form and forward it to HKIoD.  Please enclose:-

  1. a photograph with name at the back (no glue or staples) ,
  2. a business card.


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