The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute 香港公司治理公會

(Incorporated in Hong Kong with limited liability by guarantee)

The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute (HKCGI), formerly known as The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (HKICS), is the only qualifier of the internationally recognised Chartered Secretary and Chartered Governance Professional qualifications in Hong Kong and the Mainland of China.

Who we are

With over 70 years of history and as the Hong Kong/China Division of The Chartered Governance Institute (CGI), the Institute’s reach and professional recognition extends to all of CGI’s nine Divisions, with more than 40,000 members and students worldwide. HKCGI is one of the fastest growing Divisions of CGI, with a current membership of over 6,800, 300 graduates and 3,000 students with significant representations within listed companies and other cross industry governance functions. HKCGI is also a founder member of Corporate Secretaries International Association (CSIA) which was established in March 2010 in Geneva, Switzerland. In 2017, CSIA was relocated to Hong Kong, operating as a company limited by guarantee.

Our Values & Foundation

Believing that better governance leads to better organisations, and better organisations create a better world, HKCGI upholds the highest standards of corporate governance. We are member focused, we advocate and promote best practices, we value integrity and embrace diversity and inclusion.


HKCGI Foundation, a subsidiary of HKCGI, supports high quality governance research and education in Hong Kong and the Mainland.

Our Pillars

  • Expertise

    We are the only professional organisation entirely dedicated to corporate governance. We deliver the highest levels of qualification & accreditation, with international recognition. Our members are highly qualified specialists and go-to experts in promoting governance.

  • Leadership

    We explain, we advocate and we educate. We provide thought-leadership, towards governance excellence. Our members fulfil a critical advisory role in helping organisations uphold the highest governance standards.

  • Progressive

    In a fast-changing world, we never stick to business as 'usual’. We keep an eye to the future, and we are adept at identifying the big issues of tomorrow. We help develop and provide new solutions. We always look to advance governance matters and to develop the profession further.

Our Mission

To promote good governance in an increasingly complex world and to advance leadership in the effective governance and efficient administration of commerce, industry and public affairs. As recognised thought leaders in our field, the Institute educates and advocates for the highest standards in governance and promotes an expansive approach which takes account of

Better Governance. Better Future.

  • Our Governance

    The Council, as the governing body of The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute, sets strategy, promotes the interest of members, and has ultimate oversight of the operations managed by the Secretariat.

  • Beijing Representative Office

    Our Institute has been a respected partner in the promotion of good governance, cross-border compliance and the professional standards of board secretaries in the Mainland for over three decades.

  • International Networks

    The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute is an integral part of The Chartered Governance Institute which was founded in London in 1891 with presence in over 70 countries worldwide.

The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute Foundation Limited

The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute Foundation Limited (the Foundation) was established by The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute (HKCGI) in January 2012 as a company limited by guarantee.

The Foundation is a registered charity under Section 88 of the Hong Kong Inland Revenue Ordinance (Cap 112) (Charity reference 91/11348) which enables donors to claim tax relief in Hong Kong for donations made to the Foundation.

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