The Asian Corporate Governance Association (ACGA), an independent non-profit association based in Hong Kong and one of the region’s foremost organizations working in the emerging field of corporate governance, is seeking applications for the new position of Research Director – China / Hong Kong. ACGA carries out its work through research, education and advocacy in 11 Asian markets and this position marks an expansion of the Association’s contribution to China.
The position is full-time and based in ACGA’s Hong Kong office. The role has two parts: leading our research programme in China and Hong Kong, writing regular articles and reports, and undertaking various advocacy and public speaking assignments; secondly, providing general managerial support on ACGA events and business organisation.
The ideal candidate would be an experienced professional with the following skills, experience and character:
- Knowledge of and a deep interest in corporate governance* issues in China and Hong Kong.
- Fluency in written and spoken Mandarin (and preferably Cantonese as well).
- Fluency in written and spoken English.
- Strong communication skills, especially in written English and public speaking.
- Strong organizational and managerial skills.
- Detail-oriented, excellent research and interviewing skills, a tenacity in gathering information and finding answers to difficult problems.
- Shows initiative, able to think for yourself, willing to take on responsibility and make decisions, and capable of working alone and in a team.
- Willingness to travel and an interest in meeting new people and making contacts.
- A tertiary degree (desirable, not obligatory).
*Our Definition of Corporate Governance: We define “corporate governance” broadly. In addition to regulation and best practices relating to boards and directors, we see it as also including: corporate financial and non-financial reporting; securities law and listing rules; company law and shareholder rights; regulatory and private enforcement; the integrity of political and regulatory institutions; the quality of accounting and auditing standards and practices; and the wider realm of voluntary action by companies, investors and professional bodies to strengthen corporate governance culture.