Doctor of Social Sciences honoris causa 榮譽社會科學博士

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Ms Sophia Kao Ching-chi is an expert in the field of human resources. Her many years of corporate experience have given her invaluable insights into the workforce, but her deepest interests have always been in voluntary work in the public and community sectors. She is committed to social services in areas such as public policy, university governance and philanthropy, and also focuses on promoting women’s rights and status in Hong Kong as well as being Chairperson of the Women’s Commission. She was a member of the Central Policy Unit, Founding Chairman of the Financial Reporting Council, and Deputy Chairman of the Council of Lingnan University.

The contributions made by Ms Kao are recognised in both the public and private sectors and she has received Honorary Fellowships from Lingnan University, The Open University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and an Honorary Doctorate from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. She was also awarded a Gold and a Silver Bauhinia Star by the HKSAR Government, and appointed a Justice of the Peace.



Ms Sophia Kao Ching-chi, GBS, JP 高靜芝女士, GBS, JP