A Big Thank You to Elizabeth Thomson – A Strong Supporter of the Entrepreneur and Small Business Committee (ESBC) of the Canadian Chamber
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Elizabeth Thomson, a member of the Board of Governors of the Canadian Chamber for her constant source of inspiration to us and in particular, her continuous, strong support for the Entrepreneur and Small Business Committee.
For example, on June 16, Elizabeth generously lent us her time to represent the Chamber as a speaker in the Discussion Panel “How Best Are We Selling Hong Kong” organised by CanCham’s ESBC with the support of Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK). Other speakers on the Panel include Mr. Simon Galpin, Director General of InvestHK, Mr. Donald Austin, Chairman of the Entrepreneur/SME Committee of the American Chamber and Mr. Ian Carroll, an entrepreneur and member of the Irish Chamber of Commerce.
In the photo below, (from the left) Kevin Kitching, Vice Chairman of the Irish Chamber, Elizabeth Thomson, Ian Carroll and Simon Galpin.
In the photo below, Elizabeth was attending our recent Evening Talk in the Chamber on May 12 “Financial Independence Through an Entrepreneurial Journey”. From the left: Vernoique, a Professor from HKUST, the Speaker – Prof. Roger King and Elizabeth Thomson.
Elizabeth L. Thomson, the founder and President of ICS TRUST (ASIA) Limited, describes herself as a “lawyer by profession, an entrepreneur by choice”. She was educated at the Bishop Strachan School (Toronto, Canada), University of Western Ontario (London,Canada) [B.A. (Hons.)], Universite d’Aux-Marseille (France) and McGillUniversity (Montreal, Canada), Faculty of Law (LL.B., B.C.L.). She is a member of the Law Societies of Ontario, Canada,UK, Hong Kong and Australia.
ICS TRUST (www.icstrust.com) has grown under her leadership to become one of the leading business and corporate services firms in Hong Kong, serving private clients in wealth management, and businesses in international commercial and trade services.
Elizabeth serves on the Board of Governors of the Canadian and the American Chambers of Commerce. She also serves as the board liaison for the SME Committee of the American Chamber. She was the recipient of the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2008/2009.
She is a member of the International Tax Planning Association and the Hong Kong Trustees’ Association. She founded the Women’s Business Owners’ Club in 1990 and was a founding Director of the Women’s Foundation. She was also a Governor of the Canadian International School and a member of the Board of Governors of theBishop Strachan School.
Elizabeth actively supports several charities and was a founding director of the Hong Kong registered charity, the Women’s Foundation. She champions the Hong Kong arts community and is a keen collector of works by distinguished Hong Kong artists.