Christine Loh, Civic Exchange
Christine Loh is the Under-Secretary for the Enviroment in the Hong Kong Government.
She was previously chief executive officer and the co-founder of the independent, non-profit public policy think tank, Civic Exchange, which is based in Hong Kong. Loh had a 14-year career in the private commercial sector, where she was engaged in commodities trading and strategic planning, before having a highly successful career in politics for nearly a decade.
Loh is an adjunct professor in the Division of Environment at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She is also a board member of the Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange, senior policy advisor to the C40 Large Cities Climate Leadership Group, board member of the Tällberg Foundation, board member of the East West Institute, and board member of Community Business.
Loh has been widely recognised for her achievements, including being given the Peter Brice Award for outstanding civic work in 2004, named 'Woman of the Year' by Hong Kong Business for 2006, and received an OBE in 2007. She was recognised as one of the 'Heroes of the Environment' by TIME in October 2007, named a Justice of the Peace by the Hong Kong Administrative Region Government in 2009, named 'Woman Who Makes A Difference' in 2009 by RBS Coutts/Financial Times' Women in Asia Awards.