Michael Z. Qiu, J.D. has served as Trustee of the Board of the Lingnan Foundation since 2015. At present, he is Senior Vice President and General Counsel at the Proctor & Gamble Company in charge of Global Brand Protection, Legal Division in Asia and Pacific region including Greater China. He is a standing member of P&G Global Business Leadership Committee, and a board director for several Asia Pacific legal entities. Mr. Qiu joined P&G in January 1995 as a Regional Legal Manager in Hong Kong; he moved to P&G global legal division in Cincinnati, Ohio as Senior Counsel in 1997. He was appointed as Director and General Counsel for P&G Greater China (Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan) in 1999, taking up regional General Counsel role for P&G Asia region in 2006. Mr. Qiu was appointed Vice President & General Counsel – Asia in 2009, and took additional global brand protection responsibility in 2015. Prior to joining P&G, he had seven years of legal experience respectively with China Ministry of Commerce in Beijing, Baker & Mackenzie in Chicago and Lyons, Brandt, Cook & Hiramastu in Honolulu. He taught as Visiting Professor at University of International Business & Economics from 2008 to 2011.
Mr. Qiu has obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics in China, a master of law degree (LL.M.) and a juris doctor (J.D.) degree in the U.S. He was admitted to Hawaii Bar in 1992, American Bar Association in 1993, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in 1996, and U.S. Court of International Trade in 1996. He was registered as International Lawyer in Hong Kong in 1994.