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New Hong Kong Rules Will Create 1,300 Board Seats for Women

  • Companies seeking to list need at least one female director
  • Other firms must have gender-diverse boards by the end of 2024
Susanna Chiu
Susanna ChiuPhotographer: Paul Yeung/Bloomberg
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As a woman who sits on multiple boards of Hong Kong-listed companies, Susanna Chiu is a rarity in the city.

Despite efforts to improve gender diversity on corporate boards, many local companies still rely on old-boy networks to fill directorships, said Chiu, the first woman to be president of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.