Citizenship/Residence Hong Kong

Laura Cha is the Independent nonexecutive Director HSBC , Chairman of the Philanthropic & Community Investment Oversight Committee. With her extensive regulatory and policymaking experience in the finance and securities sector in Hong Kong and mainland China, she was appointed to the Board on 1 March 2011. She was formerly Vice Chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, being the first person outside mainland China to join the Central Government of the People’s Republic of China at vice-ministerial rank. The Hong Kong Government has awarded her Gold and Silver Bauhinia Stars for public service. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin– Madiso n and a Juris Doctor degree from the Santa Clara University School of Law. She was a member of the Committee of 100, a Chinese American political and cultural organisation.