Ms Cordelia CHUNG

Ms Cordelia CHUNG

Cordelia studied at Maryknoll from K3 to Form 7, graduating A-Levels in 1979. She went on to obtain her law degree from the University of Hong Kong, and qualified as a lawyer in 1983.

After practising law with Baker & McKenzie, an international law firm, Cordelia joined IBM as the General Counsel for IBM Greater China. She then became the first Asian and first female to be appointed as VP and General Counsel for IBM across all of Asia Pacific, based out of Tokyo. In 2001, she moved to the business side and became the General Manager for IBM Hong Kong, managing IBM Hong Kong’s business. In her long career with IBM, she held many senior leadership positions and was assigned to be based in Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, and Singapore. In Singapore, she was the Regional General Manager for IBM ASEAN, managing IBM business across 10 countries with over 10,000 employees. Cordelia was the first female Asian executive to serve on IBM Chairman’s Strategy Committee, responsible for setting IBM’s global strategic directions. After retiring from IBM in 2015, she joined LIXIL Corporation, a global building materials and home solutions company, as Managing Director for its corporate strategy.

Cordelia is active in public service, especially in education and innovation and technology. She sits on the Board of Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation, and is a trustee of Singapore University of Technology and Design. She is member of the Hong Kong Government Human Resources Planning Commission, Research Grants Council of the HKSAR, and Hong Kong Government Personal Data (Privacy) Advisory Committee. She also is member of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Committee of Dalian, and International Women’s Forum, Hong Kong Chapter.

Now that Cordelia is back in Hong Kong, she wants to spend more time to serve especially her alma mater school Maryknoll.

“Maryknoll helped shape my core values and made me what I am today. I’m proud to be a Maryknoller and want to give back, so that all Maryknollers, present or future, will be as proud of the school as I am.”