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Su-Mei Thompson

Media Trust

London, UK

CEO

Media Trust

Su-Mei Thompson
Biography
Su-Mei Thompson is CEO of leading communications charity, Media Trust. Her career began at Linklaters as a corporate finance associate during which time she also served as a lecturer and tutor in law at Kings College, London. Su-Mei went on to hold senior management positions at The Walt Disney Company, the Financial Times and Christie’s in Asia. Most recently, Su-Mei served for 8 years as CEO of The Women’s Foundation, a philanthropic institution dedicated to the advancement of women in Hong Kong.

Personal Business Advice

Don't build a life in the context of a career, instead build a career in the context of a life.

Su-Mei Thompson’s Newsfeed

05 Jun 2018
Media Trust Triathlon at Hever Castle Triathlon in September

Su-Mei Thompson, CEO at Media Trust said “The Media Trust Triathlon is an opportunity for media sector professionals to do something a bit different, in support of the thousands of charities and young people we help..."

07 Feb 2018
Social media workshop to help charities in Birmingham have stronger voice

According to Su-Mei Thompson, Media Trust’s CEO: “Local communities are reeling from the erosion of local journalism with over 300 regional & local newspapers closing over the last ten years. "Meanwhile, every day, the average person scrolls through the equivalent of an Eiffel tower of social media content..."

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Su-Mei Thompson’s Background

CEO
Sep 2017 - Present
London, UK
A communications charity that believes in the power of media to change lives, inspiring the media and communications industry to share their time, knowledge and creativity to benefit charities, communities and young people. Working together, they amplify charities' voices by developing their skills, creating compelling communications and connecting them with their audiences and beneficiaries.
CEO
Jul 2009 - Aug 2017
Hong Kong, HK
The Women’s Foundation exists to promote the full and equal participation of women and girls in all aspects of Hong Kong society, by engaging in research, programmes, education and advocacy to drive measurable change.
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Other Business Interests

Board Member and Member of the Policy & Research Committee
Hong Kong, HK
The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) is a statutory body established in 1996, responsible for implementing the anti-discrimination ordinances in Hong Kong.
Board Member
Hong Kong, HK
Opera Hong Kong is the first opera company to have been established in Hong Kong. The company was formed in July 2003 as a non-profit organization. Since its inception, Opera Hong Kong has become a firmly established part of Hong Kong’s cultural scene.
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Su-Mei Thompson’s Education

Andy Choa Fellow for the SPNM Program
2014 - 2014
MBA (Dean's List)
2000 - 2001
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