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Su-Mei Thompson

Chief Executive, Media Trust

Su-Mei Thompson is Chief Executive of Media Trust which channels the creativity and skills of the media and creative industries to give charities, marginalised communities and young people a stronger voice while helping the media sector to be more responsive, responsible and representative.  

Her media sector experience includes serving as Managing Director for the Financial Times in Asia and Regional Director of Walt Disney Television Asia-Pacific. Su-Mei has always been passionate about diversity and inclusion. Prior to joining Media Trust, she was CEO of The Women’s Foundation in Hong Kong and a Member of the Equal Opportunities Commission HK.  

Besides running Media Trust, Su-Mei serves on the board of the Orwell Foundation and the advisory board of the English National Opera. She is also a Council Member of Cheltenham Ladies College. Su-Mei holds law degrees from Cambridge and Oxford and an MBA from IMD where she was the first woman to graduate on the Dean’s list.  

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