Corporate Governance

Board of Directors

Issue Date:2020/08/27

As set forth in the Articles of Incorporation, the Company has seven to fifteen directors bestowed with three-year tenure. The directors are eligible for re-election, of which one–fifth representation must be from relevant experts. The Company’s board shall have one chairman elected by and from among the directors. The Chairman chairs the board of directors internally and represents the Company externally. The board’s duties include but not limited to: increase or reduction of capital of the Company; regulations with regard to the organization of the Company; establishment, amendment, and abolishment of the branch offices within or outside the territory of the Republic of China; examination of annual business budgets and final closing report; distribution of profits or off-set of deficit; the amount and term of domestic and foreign loan; the amount of Investment; issuance of corporate bonds; policies regarding personnel matters, material purchase, accounting, and internal control; amendment and modifications of regulations of organization of the Board of Directors and the functional committee; amendment and modification of regulations with regard to the scope of duties of independent directors; appointment and removal of the management; appointment and removal of the chiefs of finance,accounting and internal audit; the remuneration standard for employees; policies regarding recommendation of chairman and president to subsidiaries; other duties and powers granted by the law or by shareholders' meeting.

The Company’s Articles of Incorporation stipulates that minimal three independent directors should be elected commencing the 5th Board of Directors. The elections for directors of the Company shall proceed with the candidate nomination system. Elections for independent and non-independent directors shall proceed concurrently, and the number of elected directors shall be calculated separately. Accordingly, both the Board of Directors and shareholders who hold over 1% of the total issued shares are entitled to nominate candidates for directors in formal writing; the shareholders shall elect the directors from among the nominees listed in the roster of candidates at the Annual General Meeting. The Company's 9th Board of Directors is composed of thirteen directors (including five independent directors) and for a term of 3 years beginning on June 21st, 2019 to June 20th, 2022. The average tenure of the 8th board members was 2.45 years. As a result of the re-election of the board in June 2019, the current board tenure is 1.95 years. (Please see the Implementation of Board's Diversity Policy.)

The Company established an audit committee composed of all of the independent directors starting from the 7th Board of Directors. The provisions related to supervisors under the Company Act, Securities and Exchange Act and other laws shall apply mutatis mutandis to the Audit Committee.


The Board members of Chunghwa Telecom is subject to certain hours of education per year in compliance to the laws. The courses and issues include: 1. Responsibilities of directors and corporate risk management; 2. internal auditing and control, money laundering control, and legal compliance; 3. taxes regarding corporate M&A and consolidation. The education hours of all non-executive directors in 2019 surpassed the 6 hours demanded by the laws of Taiwan. Furthermore, 6 non-executive directors received 12+ hours of training pertaining to risk management.