Honorary Fellows

HKSI Institute Honorary Fellowships (FHKSI (Hon)) are awarded to practitioners who have made distinguished contribution to the development of financial industry.

Year Member Topic
2016 Professor Alexa Lam, FHKSI (Hon)

Professor Alexa Lam is Professor of Legal practice at the Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong (HKU). Having joined HKU in May 2015, she teaches two new LLB courses in securities law and regulation, and global financial reforms.

Prior to this, Professor Lam was the Deputy CEO of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) and Executive Director, Investment Products, International & China, until February 2015. She promoted actively financial co-operation between the Mainland and Hong Kong on capital market opening, new reform policies and cross border market innovations, including the Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors (RQFII) and Mutual Recognition of Funds programmes.  She is one of the principal architects of the development of Hong Kong’s offshore RMB business and RMB investment products.

At the SFC, Professor Lam also played a significant role in international regulatory initiatives.  She co-chaired, with the Director of Banking Supervision and Regulation of the US Federal Reserve Board, the Working Group on Margining Requirements of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and the International Organization of Securities Commissions.

In 2015, Professor Lam spent three weeks as the Inaugural Distinguished Visitor at the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies at the University of Michigan. She continues to speak at international forums around the world on financial market policy and regulatory issues.

Professor Lam's Acceptance Speech

2015 Miss Au King-chi, FHKSI (Hon)
Miss Au King-chi, GBS, JP, was the Permanent Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury (Financial Services) from 2009-2014.  Prior to that, she had served in various bureaux and departments, including the former Securities Review Committee, Monetary Affairs Branch, Trade and Industry Branch, Chief Secretary's Office, Financial Services Bureau; as well as the Information Services Department and the Chief Executive's Office.  She was Deputy Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands (Planning and Lands) from August 2004 to May 2006, and the Commissioner for Tourism from May 2006 to November 2008.

During her tenure as the Permanent Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury (Financial Services), Miss Au formulated policies to maintain and enhance Hong Kong’s status as a major international financial centre.  She was instrumental in steering through complex regulatory reforms for the securities, insurance and banking sectors as well as modernisation of the companies legislation; upgrading Hong Kong's corporate governance regime to meet evolving market development needs; and improving Hong's competitiveness as an international financial centre.

See also:
Press Release:  Professor K C Chan joins the Celebration of Miss Au King-chi's Induction as HKSI Institute Honorary Fellow 2015

Miss Au's Acceptance Speech

2014 Dr Eddy C Fong, FHKSI (Hon)
Dr Eddy Fong, GBS, JP, was Chairman of the Securities and Futures Commission (2006 to 2012) and is currently Chairman of the Council of The Open University of Hong Kong, Chairman of the Process Review Panel in relation to the Regulation of Mandatory Provident Fund Intermediaries, and an Independent Non-Executive Director of Standard Chartered Bank (HK) Ltd.

Dr Fong has been an active corporate citizen as well. His past public duties include being a director of the Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited, a director of the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority, a director of the Exchange Fund Investment Limited, a member of the Hong Kong Housing Authority, a member of the Greater Pearl River Delta Business Council, and a Council member of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

See also:
Press Release: HKSI Institute's Autumn Dinner Welcomes Professor K C Chan and Inducts Dr Eddy Fong as Honorary Fellow

Dr Fong's Acceptance Speech

2013 The Hon Ronald Arculli, FHKSI (Hon)
The Hon Ronald Arculli, GBM, CVO, GBS, OBE, JP, a barrister by profession, has helped further the development of Hong Kong’s securities industry. He is the Senior Partner of the Hong Kong office of King & Wood Mallesons, which is one of the largest law firms in Mainland China and the region. He is also the Chairman of the FWD Group, a Hong Kong-based insurer.

Mr Arculli has a distinguished record of public service, and was the Chairman of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) in 2006–2012 and the Hong Kong Jockey Club (2002–2006). He was also the Chairman (2010–2012) and Board Member (2008–2012) of the World Federation of Exchanges.

In addition, Mr Arculli was a Non-Official Member (2005–2012) and later appointed as Convenor of the Non-Official Members (2011–2012) of the Executive Council of the HKSAR Government. Prior to that, he was a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong (1988–2000).

Press Release: The Hon Ronald Arculli Inducted as HKSI Honorary Fellow of 2013

Acceptance Speech
2012 Mr Andrew LT SHENG, FHKSI (Hon)
Mr Sheng is a veteran central banker and financial market regulator in Asia. He has been working in many prestigious organisations including the SFC in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, China Banking Regulatory Commission, the World Bank, and the Bank Negara Malaysia. He is currently the President of The Fung Global Institute, which is a non-profit and independent think-tank and learning institute that generates and disseminates new thinking from Asian perspectives on issues that are transforming the global economy.


Press Release: Mr Andrew Sheng Inducted as HKSI Honorary Fellow of 2012

Member Profile Interview (Video)


Mrs Laura M CHA, FHKSI (Hon)
Mrs Laura M Cha, GBS, JP, is a member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong SAR and Deputy Chairman of The HSBC Asia Pacific. She is also a Board Director of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd since 2006. Mrs Cha was the Vice Chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) from 2001 to 2004. Prior to her post at the CSRC, she worked at Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission from 1991 to early 2001, becoming its Deputy Chairman in 1998.

Press Release: Mrs Laura Cha Inducted as HKSI Honorary Fellow of 2011

Speech: Reflections on Hong Kong’s Road to an International Financial Centre

Member Profile Interview  (Video) (PDF)


Dr CHENG WK, Edgar, FHKSI (Hon)
As our founding Chairman of HKSI, Dr Edgar Cheng has made commendable contributions in several career fields of medicine, public service and business and finance - in the United States and Hong Kong over the past thirty-five years. Apart from Dr Cheng's academic career and public service, he had been in many key positions of financial market.

Press Release: HKSI Founding Chairman Dr Edgar W K Cheng Inducted as HKSI Honorary Fellow of 2010

2009 Mr CHOW MY, Paul, FHKSI (Hon)
Mr Paul Chow is one the key figures that has helped shape the development of Hong Kong financial industry. His commendable contribution to the industry, especially in supporting the development of HKEx, is well recognised.

Click here for his speech at HKSI Rountable on 3 December 2009.
2008 Mr Anthony NEOH, FHKSI (Hon)
A Fascinating Mind
Mr Anthony Neoh has played a significant role in helping the development of the financial systems in both Hong Kong and China over the past two decades. He has been the chairman of the Hong Kong SFC and chief advisor to the CSRC. He is also a founding member of the Institute.
2007 Mr Gordon JONES, FHKSI (Hon)
The Honorary Registrar
Mr Gordon Jones retired recently as the Registrar of Companies having served Hong Kong for 34 years. HKSI is recognising his contribution to commerce by awarding him an Honorary Fellowship.
2006 Dr LEE Quo Wei, FHKSI (Hon)
(passed away in 2013)
Setting a Good Example
At the Autumn Dinner on 9 October 2006, veteran banker Dr the Honorable Lee Quo-Wei, GMB, JP, was given the Institute's most prestigious award and formally inducted as an HKSI Honorary Fellow for 2006. In this article, he shares with members the secret of his success.
2005 Mr Charles YK LEE, FHKSI (Hon)
The Appointment of the First HKSI
Honorary Fellow

The HKSI Honorary Fellowship is intended for individuals having made significant contribution to the financial community. Mr Charles Lee, GBS, JP, the Independent Non-executive Chairman of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, was formally inducted as the first HKSI Hon Fellow during the annual Autumn Dinner held on 20 October 2005.