According to Hong Kong law, every company registered in Hong Kong must have a secretary in its structure, who must be a resident of Hong Kong. A director cannot act as a company secretary. Information about the secretary is entered into Articles of Association and transferred to the Companies Registry.
The role and specific responsibilities of the company secretary are not defined by the Companies Ordinance and are usually governed by a secretary contract. In general, the role of the company secretary usually includes maintaining records and registers of the company, both established and not established by law, maintaining the agenda of meetings of the board of directors, submitting documents to the Companies Registry on time in accordance with the requirements of the law.