Dr Christopher To
I warmly welcome you to the website of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors. I hope this website will enable you to understand how the Institute can best serve your interest in the pursuit of excellence in directorship.
Over the years, Hong Kong has emerged as an international financial centre. While sound regulatory system and advanced financial infrastructure are the cornerstones of such status, good corporate governance and professional directorship are the necessary elements to maintain and further Hong Kong’s competitiveness in the global market.
The Institute is charged with the responsibility as a culture-builder to promote corporate governance in Hong Kong. Our ultimate goal is to have good governance practice embraced by all types of business, be they large or small, listed companies, private companies or non-profit-distributing organisations.
Long serving directors, practising and potential directors are most welcome to join the Institute to share their experience, wisdom and vision, which I believe with our collective efforts and comprehensive network will help create a better tomorrow for our corporate world and our financial market at large.
Directors must demonstrate leadership in enterprise and integrity. It is pertinent that directors engage in continuing professional development to remain up-to-date with corporate governance practices. The Hong Kong Institute of Directors is probably the professional body in Hong Kong that has organised the largest number of director professionalism programmes. We encourage members in the pursuit of professional excellence and welcome all practising and potential directors to take part in these programmes.
As the premier body representing directors, the Institute is pleased to serve members. We care about our members’ professional development and advancement of business interests. We work towards coordinating directors in joint efforts in a multicultural environment and augmenting an influential voice representing directors in promoting the prosperity of Hong Kong.
One of our major tasks is to disseminate up-to-date information on corporate governance, empowering directors in world-trend best practices. Towards this end, the Institute’s website serves as a communication tool. We hope that the communication is two-way; we welcome and value your suggestions and comments.
Dr Carlye Tsui
SBS MBE JP
Chief Executive Officer