Mr Mohan Datwani
FCG HKFCG(PE), Solicitor, LLB, LLM, MBA(Iowa)(with Distinction)
Deputy Chief Executive
Mohan Datwani was an owner of a renowned US international law firm, where he was responsible for initiating a book, carrying out management duties, and engaging in transactional, advisory, and litigation work in Hong Kong and the US with his team. His work included investigating into, unraveling, and obtaining a multibillion-dollar judgment in an international fraud case among other market transactions involving non-performing loan portfolio sales and major infrastructure and real estate development projects.
Mr Datwani joined a client as general counsel and senior management of a publicly traded firm. He managed multi-national operations, including governance and cultural challenges. He then made the decision to promote good governance based on his practical experiences, business acumen, and legal knowledge. He is currently the Deputy Chief Executive of The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute (HKCGI) to represent Chartered Secretaries and Chartered Governance Professionals in Hong Kong and China.
In addition to his day-to-day managerial duties at HKCGI, Mr Datwani, a thought leader, develops practical advice and conducts research to advance good governance. Additionally, as a member of the global governance profession, he collaborates with CGI, where HKCGI originates, on research projects and makes contributions to global thought leadership initiatives. In order to offer viewpoints on law, governance, and management in the public sector, Mr Datwani also served on a number of government boards. He was honoured as a Director of the Year (2018) by the Hong Kong Institute of Directors for his efforts with the Equal Opportunities Commission.