Ms Su-Mei Thompson

CEO, The Women’s Foundation

Hong Kong S.A.R., China

Su-Mei joined The Women’s Foundation as CEO in 2009. Her responsibilities include strategic planning, donor relations, overseeing grants and programmes, as well as government relations and community outreach. Previously, she held senior management positions at The Walt Disney Company, the Financial Times and Christie’s, having started her career as lawyer at Linklaters in London. An alumnus of Cambridge and Oxford Universities and IMD where she was the first woman to graduate on the Dean's List, Su-Mei serves on the Equal Opportunities Commission of Hong Kong and is a member of the EOC's Policy & Research Committee. She is a non-executive director of HKEx-listed Natural Beauty Bio-technology Limited, a board member of Opera HK and a Council Member of The Cheltenham Ladies College, her alma mater.  Su-Mei writes on women’s issues for the South China Morning Post. Her recent speaking credits include the Women's Forum in 2014, the UN Regional Forum on Women’s Economic Empowerment through Entrepreneurship in April 2013, and the IMF & World Bank Annual Meetings in 2012 where she chaired a panel on women in the private sector. She is a recent recipient of the Andy Choa Scholarship which sponsors Hong Kong NGO leaders to pursue the Strategic Perspectives for Non-Profit Management programme at Harvard Business School.