It is compulsory to appoint a company secretary, but the sole director of a private company cannot also be the company secretary.
If the company secretary is a natural person, he or she must ordinarily reside in Hong Kong. If the company secretary is a body corporate, the address of its registered or principal office should be in Hong Kong.
It is highly recommended to appoint a qualified person or serviced provider to be the Company Secretary as it implies some knowledge and experience. Otherwise, you expose your company to some mistakes and delays that may cost more than a qualified Company Secretary such as LCCS for instance.
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