Laura Cha

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Laura Cha at the 20th Annual Conference Gala Awards Dinner for the Committee 100, May 2011

Laura Cha GBS sits on the board of HSBC Holdings plc.

She is also a Hong Kong Delegate to the 12th National People's Congress of China.


Cha is a former deputy chairman of the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong; non-executive director of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Services Limited; non-executive director of Tata Consultancy Services Limited; chairman of the University Grants Committee in Hong Kong; chairman of the Independent Commission Against Corruption advisory committee on corruption; member of the advisory board of the Yale School of Management; non-executive director of the Bank of Communications Co Ltd; non-executive director of Baoshan Iron and Steel Co Limited; and non-executive director of Johnson Electric Holdings Limited.

She was also formerly vice chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, 'the first person outside mainland China to join the Central Government of the People's Republic of China at vice-ministerial rank'.

She joined HSBC in March 2011 and sits on the board at the bank. She is also an independent non-executive director, chairman of the philanthropic and community investment oversight committee, and member of the nomination committee and the conduct & values committee.

Cha is also currently a non-executive deputy chairman of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited; non-official member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong SAR; a Hong Kong Delegate to the 12th National People's Congress of China; non-executive director of China Telecom Corporation Limited; senior international adviser for Foundation Asset Management Sweden AB; member of the State Bar of California; chairman of the Financial Services Development Council of Hong Kong SAR; non-executive director of Unilever PLC and Unilever N.V.; vice chairman of the international advisory council of the China Securities Regulatory Commission and a member of the China Banking Regulatory Commission’s International Advisory Council.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 HSBC Laura Cha, accessed 11 March 2015