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What has happened in recent months highlights the need for Boards to be agile in their response to crises, in order to support and guide management in a time of upheaval and business transformation. Many boards have adapted well, while others are still adjusting to the changed business environment. How can your Board continue to strengthen its effectiveness in this area and be better prepared for future crises?

In this one-hour webinar, the speakers will examine why it is important for Boards to take an active role in crises, look at learnings from the past year on how Boards have been on the front foot of helping managements manage through multiple crises, and present different techniques that can prepare Boards for this role and help them stay effective in this area.

Speakers' presentations at this event are intended for educational purposes only and do not replace independent professional judgment. Statements of fact and opinions expressed during this event are those of the speakers and participants and, unless expressly stated to the contrary, are not the opinion or position of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, its members, or its committees. The Chamber does not endorse or approve, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy or completeness of the information presented. Attendees should note that, with the approval of speakers, this event may be recorded, and possibly published on the Chamber's website in audio and/or video formats without further notice.

Recording, duplication or distribution of the contents of the online event is prohibited without prior written permission from the Chamber.


Honnus Cheung, Founder & Director, Twenty20 Limited & Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Mojodomo Holdings Limited

Honnus is a dynamic financial leader and TMT (tech, media & telecom) start-up enabler with 20 years of experience in building multi-billion-dollar corporate businesses in Asia. She started on the regional ground floors of Travelzoo and Yahoo since their inception in Asia, guiding both enterprises along the paths of operational set-up, mergers & acquisitions, organizational changes and exponential growth.

With a proven track record, an extensive Asia Pacific network, and a charismatic, hands-on approach, Honnus now advises the next generation of TMT game-changers. She has become a pillar in Asia’s finance and start-up communities and is particularly passionate about mentoring women in business and young professionals who shape the future of tech. She also takes up the INED role of advising corporate on digital transformation and global expansion strategies.

Raymond Reed Baker, Managing Director, One World International Group Ltd

Ray has a deep interest in board leadership and crisis management, being both an academic and a practitioner. He serves as a faculty member with the Financial Times Non-Executive Director Diploma and teaches crisis management with the HKU MBA programme. He also regularly advises boards and board members on governance, board effectiveness, crisis management and internal controls.

Vivian Lines, CEO, Lines Consulting Ltd

Vivian is an award-winning senior adviser to listed companies, private companies and government organisations in APAC, with extensive experience in corporate communications, crisis planning, risk management, and reputation protection. He holds an MBA and a Financial Times Non-Executive Director Diploma, and is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors.


Chris Moon, Asia Director, Financial Times Board Director Programme

Chris comes from the UK, having worked in banking and finance for HSBC and AVIVA before moving to China. His areas of expertise lie in learning and development, having set up, trained and managed teams across the UK. He has been working in Asia for more than 12 years in various educational capacities and has been with the FT Board Director Programme for the last 4 years. Chris has a keen interest in D&I, supporting NGO boards, and sits on the Women in Business Committee for the Hong Kong British Chamber of Commerce. 

Language English
Date and Time 2021/07/30 10:00 to 11:00
Venue The event will take place online via Zoom
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Janessa Cheng
Tel: 2823 1239
Fee Members @ HK$100 / Non-Members @ HK$200
+$50 for booking offline
This event accepts Chamber Coupon (terms and conditions)
Members enjoy 30% discount with BOC HKGCC VISA Card
Notes - Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of payment, on a first come first served basis.
- Booking transfer is allowed for corporate members with advanced notice, walk-ins are normally not accepted.
- The Chamber reserves the right to decline any booking or cancel the event. In such case, a full refund of the participation fee will be issued.
- No refund will be made for last minute cancellations or no-shows. If the booking is cancelled at least 7 days before the event, and in such cases the refund will be subjected to a 10% administration fee, or HK$100 deduction, whichever is higher.
- Members paying with their BOC HKGCC Visa Card will enjoy a 30% discount on their reservation. The discount is only applicable to the card holder, and does not extend to their guests. The discount cannot be used in conjunction with Chamber Coupons.
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