Ms Edith Shih
Chair, FWE Steering Committee Member; Executive Director, CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd.; Trustee, Columbia University, Teachers College; Council Member, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hutchison Whampoa Limited
Ms Edith Shih FCG (CS, CGP) (PE) is Executive Director and Company Secretary of CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd, a Fortune 500 company with operations in over 50 countries. Ms Shih has been with the CK Hutchison Group for over 30 years, overseeing legal, regulatory, corporate governance and compliance matters of the Group. In addition, she serves as Director in group companies listed on the Stock Exchanges of Hong Kong, Indonesia, London, New York, Singapore and Sydney.
Ms Shih holds a Master of Arts (TESOL) degree and a Master of Education (Applied Linguistics) degree from Columbia University, New York. She is qualified to practice law in England and Wales, Hong Kong, and Victoria, Australia.
Ms Shih is the recipient of a number of awards in the legal field, including Hong Kong In-House Lawyer of the Year Award, Asian Woman in Business Law Award and General Counsel of the Year Award (USA).
Ms Shih is an International Past President and member of the Council of The Chartered Governance Institute and a Past President and Honorary Advisor of The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute.
In addition to her professional commitments, Ms Shih is also involved in numerous panels and committees of public services, regulatory and professional bodies. She is the Chairman of the Process Review Panel of The Financial Reporting Council and a member of the Securities and Futures Appeals Tribunal. She is a member of the Council of The Hong Kong University of Science Technology and a Trustee of Teacher’s College, Columbia University, New York. Further, she is a member of the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications and the Executive Committee and Council of Hong Kong Management Association.
In addition to being a lecturer and speaker at universities and the chartered governance institutes, she is also a mentor for young professionals and university students.
Ms Shih was a member of the Standing Committee on Company Law Reform, a member of the Listing Committee of Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Ltd and a Council member of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.