Company Secretary

Tightening governance rules

The increased use of public money to bail out large companies has made it more urgent for governments and regulators to tighten and upgrade corporate governance practices.

Monday, 13 June, 2011, 12:00am

Just like being a butler

According to April Chan, the company secretary at CLP Holdings, her challenging role means serving as a highly capable housekeeper to the board and executive directors

7 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Great chance for company secretaries

If you enjoy being the one with all the information and take pride in keeping accurate records and upholding high standards of corporate governance, a corporation with business interests in most major industries is looking for you.

9 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Windows open on corporate world

Although more progress needs to be made, Hong Kong firms are seeing the benefits of proper governance

20 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Manager must be skilled in multitasking

Experience as a company secretary is a prerequisite for this position with a large financial services firm.

Horwath International has more than 120 independent member firms operating from 415 offices in major cities, and ranks fifth in Asia based on fee volume.

15 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In 'The Top 50 H Shares' supplement (June 26), the company profile for Guangzhou R&F Properties should have said that Zhou Yaonan and Lu Jing are executive directors, Wu Tai-loy is company secretary and Zhang Li is co-chairman.

29 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Wizards of paperwork

IN THE BUSY world of business, it is easy to take some things for granted. However, one should never take for granted the importance of a company secretary.

27 May 2006 - 12:00am

Pillar of support in the corporate world

Samantha Suen Pui-yee, the managing director of KCS, advises and helps firms with the procedure of setting up a business

I HAVE BEEN in this profession for a long time and I am happy. But I had not planned to be a chartered secretary.

27 May 2006 - 12:00am

Build a secretarial career with a caring organisation

People with a penchant for public service need not look any further to put their skills and initiative to good use.

The Hong Kong Society for the Aged is looking for an executive secretary. It is a leading government-subsidised social welfare organisation that is dedicated to serving senior citizens. The society has 30 units and a staff of about 900.

11 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Magician directors perform disappearing act

Magician Industries (Holdings) is in danger of putting the Great Houdini to shame with a recent bout of boardroom disappearing acts.

The household products maker has pulled off a hat trick with the resignation of three chief executives in just over three months, in addition to eight board members who have left the company amid accounting irregularities and governance concerns.

23 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

The law of corporate goalkeeping

AS A SCHOOLBOY in a family struggling to make ends meet, Brian K.K. Tse could not always afford the bus fare between his school in Causeway Bay and the Star Ferry in Wan Chai, so he jogged instead, becoming an accomplished 5,000-metre runner in the process.

13 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

A recent meeting of the Hong Kong Institute of Company Secretaries (HKICS) saw 97 per cent of members vote in favour of special resolutions that included adopting a new name and forging closer ties with its British counterpart. This number was reported incorrectly in an item on B3 yesterday.

16 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Developer wants professionals for Shanghai

Do you speak immaculate Putonghua, offer great legal or accounting experience and understand the mainland business environment?

If you have all these skills, then read on.

9 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

H shares to gain a helping hand on governance

Company secretaries will keep their mainland counterparts up to date

In response to growing concern over poor corporate governance at H-share firms, Hong Kong's company secretaries are reaching out to their counterparts on the mainland to keep them abreast of the city's market regulations and listing rules.

9 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

The vital role of a company secretary

Company secretaries play an essential role within an organisation. According to the Hong Kong Company Ordinance, any business organisation is required to have at least one company secretary, whether it is a public or privately owned firm.

11 Oct 2003 - 12:00am