Gigi Chao joins Out Leadership’s Global Advisory Board

Out Leadership today announced that Gigi Chao, Executive Vice-Chairman, Cheuk Nang (Holdings) Ltd, has joined its Global Advisory Board.

Chao, one of the most visible out women in the world, has been named among the FT’s top ten Leading LGBT+ Executives for two years running. In her role at Hong Kong-based Cheuk Nang Holdings, Chao oversees an investment holding company principally engaged in property businesses. She is also the founder of the Faith in Love Foundation, a Hong Kong registered charitable organization.

“I am incredibly honoured to join the Global Advisory Board of Out Leadership,” Chao said. “Out Leadership’s work creates real impact for LGBT+ people, and I’m humbled to have the opportunity to help shape its strategy alongside the terrific business leaders who currently sit on its Board.”

Out Leadership Founder and Principal Todd Sears said: “We’re delighted that Gigi has agreed to join our Board – she brings tremendous diversity of business experience and thought to the table. She will also be our first Board member to sit in Hong Kong, where we’ve been working to drive LGBT+ equality since 2013.”

Chao joins 12 other influential LGBT+ and Ally global leaders who currently or previously sat on Out Leadership’s Global Advisory Board, including:

  • Lloyd C. Blankfein, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Goldman Sachs (Global Advisory Board Emeritus Member)
  • Beth Brooke-Marciniak, Global Vice Chair, Public Policy, EY Global Limited
  • Lord John Browne, Executive Chairman, L1 Energy, Former CEO, BP
  • Irene Dorner, Former President and CEO, HSBC USA
  • Brian L. Duffy, Chief Executive Officer, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Peter Grauer, Chairman, Bloomberg Inc.
  • Ken Mehlman, Global Head of Public Affairs, KKR
  • Noel Quinn, Chief Executive, Global Commercial Banking, and Group Managing Director, HSBC
  • Kathleen Sebelius, 21st Secretary of Health and Human Services and former Governor of Kansas
  • Lee Schreter, Former Chairperson of the Board, Littler Mendelson, P.C.
  • Ashley Steel, Former Vice Chair, KPMG LLP
  • Kenji Yoshino, Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law, New York University School of Law


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