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Government of India

Mr. Mukesh Mangal is a Director at the Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi, in the Government of India. He has over 25 year of experience working at the government level, and is particularly skilled in the field of telecommunications, with a specialization and focus in Internal Security, Cyber Security and Quality Assurance. Currently, Mr. Mangal's responsibilities include: examination of investment proposals, including foreign direct investment in sensitive sectors like aviation, telecom, defense, explosive, arms, currency, broadcasting, etc., from a national security point of view; framing of investment policy; and cyber security policy of Government of India. He is also associated with policy matters concerning the lawful interception of communication. He received a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering from Rajasthan University.

 

 

Mr. Devang Desai is a Government Officer belonging to Indian Administrative Services, popularly known as IAS, in the State of Gujarat. He joined Gujarat Administrative Services, Provincial Civil Services, in 1993 as Deputy Collector, having received his Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry degree from Gujarat Agricultural University in 1988. His experience include: working as Sub Divisional Magistrate looking after law and order and land revenue administration; working in tribal development, motor vehicle department as a licensing authority and urban development as City Manager; and working in tax and revenue matters. Presently, he works as District Development Officer in Valsad District of Gujarat, India, where he undertakes and supervises all village development activities within the district and helps to provide a variety of government services to rural people. These services include health, education, education scholarship to weaker section of the society, agricultural inputs and IEC, veterinary and animal husbandry services, birth & death registration, women and child care and nourishment, water harvesting, etc.

Ms. Bindu Sharma has served in various positions in the Government of Madhya Pradesh for nearly ten years. While she has mainly served in Forest Department, where she gained good experience in Social Forestry, Community Forest Management and Clean Development Mechanism by facilitating carbon sequestration projects, she also has worked in the Housing and Urban Development Department.  She has also served in the Government of Andhra Pradesh in Forest, Rural Development and Infrastructure departments for 4 years on inter- state deputation.  In Rural Development Department, she worked at District Watershed Agency Mahbubnagar, Additional Commissioner, AP Academy of Rural Development and for NREGS (Now MNREGA), the Government’s biggest employment guarantee program. Since December 2013, she has worked in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in Government of India in Finance and Reproductive and Child Health Divisions.

Mr. Neeraj Mehrotra, an Indian Defense Service of Engineers (IDSE) Officer, is currently working as Director (Policy) in the Department of Telecommunications, Government of India. At his current position, he is responsible for formulating developmental policies aimed at accelerating growth of the telecommunication services in the country. Mr. Mehrotra has over 26 years of experience in providing professional engineering support to the armed forces of the country while working at different levels in Military Engineer Services (MES), an important inter-services organization under Ministry of Defense. An expert structural designer, Mr. Mehrotra, has a great passion for sudoku solving and is amongst the top solvers in the country. He graduated in Civil Engineering from NIT Allahabad (erstwhile MNREC Allahabad) and did his Masters in Structural Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Policy and Management from Management Development Institute, Gurgaon.

Mr. Dharmendra Arvindbhai Shah is a government officer in the cadre of Provincial Civil Services in the State of Gujarat, Republic Of India. He has a background in Veterinary Science and is also a Management graduate. He received his Masters of Veterinary Science in Surgery from Anand Veterinary College, Gujarat in 1991, while his Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management was from M S University, Gujarat in 1996. He also got a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IGNOU, India in 1998. He is currently posted as the Deputy Municipal Commissioner at the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation in the city of Ahmedabad. He started his career in 1991 as a Veterinary Officer and in 1993 as a Deputy Collector and has served the Gujarat Government in various administrative and magisterial capacities ever since. Through his diverse postings, his job profile has spanned the areas of law and order, land and estate administration, Stamp Duty, entertainment and luxury taxes, land revenue, protocol, implementation of governmental rural developmental schemes, rehabilitation of project affected people, land acquisition work, maintenance of supply and demand of essential commodities, disaster management, management of all civic amenities in local municipalities and large municipal corporations, Conducting elections for the Parliament, State legislative assembly and for urban civic bodies as well as rural bodies. His positive, dedicated and efficient approach has fetched him countless appreciation letters for unparalleled administration over the years.

 

 

 

Hong Kong

Mr. Timothy Chung-lam Choi is the Assistant Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs in the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.  He previously served in the Home Affairs Department and the Chief Secretary for Administration’s Office.  Mr Choi received his Bachelor’s degree in Social Science from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms. Sze-ling Cheng is Assistant Secretary for Transport and Housing (Transport) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (HKSARG) since 2012.  Her major responsibility is to assist in formulating policy on regulation of aviation industry in Hong Kong.  Previously, she had roles as an Assistant Secretary at the Food and Health Bureau and the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau.  Ms. Cheng studied philosophy at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and London School of Economics.

 

 

 

 

Ms. Bonnie Ying-yee Man was born and raised in Hong Kong.  She joined the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2013 as an Administrative Officer.  She is now a Senior Administrative Officer (Special Duties) in the Environmental Protection Department, with major responsibility to assist in formulating policy and preparing enabling legislation for the implementation of municipal solid waste charging in Hong Kong.  Previously, she served as an Administrative Officer (Waste Management) in the Environmental Protection Department and an Assistant District Officer (Islands) in the Home Affairs Department.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Accounting and Finance) from the University of Hong Kong. 

 

 

Ms. Emily Wing-shan Ng is the Assistant Secretary for Innovation and Technology in the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, with major responsibility to assist in formulating policies and handling policy matters in relation to the promotion of technology research and development.  She previously served in the Chief Secretary for Administration’s Private Office and the Security Bureau.  Miss Ng received her Bachelor’s degree in Law from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Frankie Sheung-him Wan has been serving the Education Bureau as an Assistant Secretary since 2016.  His main responsibilities include managing policy initiatives and funds directed to language education in Hong Kong for enabling the population to be biliterate (in written Chinese and English) and trilingual (in Cantonese, Mandarin and spoken English).  Previously, he served as an Assistant District Officer at the Home Affairs Department and an Assistant Secretary with the Transport and Housing Bureau.  He has a bachelor’s degree in language studies and a master’s degree in translation, media and cultural transfer.

 

 

 

 

Mr. Kelvin Ka-ho Cheung is a Superintendent of the Hong Kong Police Force.  He is currently the Assistant District Commander (Crime) of Wong Tai Sin Police District responsible for all the crime investigation and management of the crime branch officers in the Wong Tai Sin Police District.  Mr. Cheung received his undergraduate degree in Engineering from the University of Hong Kong in 2001 and Master in Human Resources Management from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2009.  He joined the Hong Kong Police in 2002 as an Inspector of Police, and was promoted to Chief Inspector of Police in 2012 and Superintendent of Police in 2017.  Mr. Cheung had served in various Police units including the Police Tactical Unit, District Crime Squad, District Anti-Triad Squad, Regional Intelligence Unit, Criminal Intelligence Bureau, Complaints Against Police Office, and as the Crime manager of a Police District.  In 2015, Mr. Cheung attended a course on Graduate Certificate in Applied Management (Policing And Emergency Services) with the Australian Institute of Police Management at Manly, New South Wales, Australia.

 

Ms. Yanny Chung is currently serving in the Trade and Industry Department of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.  She is a Trade Officer currently responsible for the implementation of strategic trade control in Hong Kong.  She started working in the Trade and Industry Department in the field of Hong Kong's bilateral trade relations with trading partners in Americas.  From then on and before taking up the current post, she has gained experience in various trade aspects including the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA), the development and implementation of information system for licensing control and the implementation of textiles control.  Ms. Chung holds a Bachelor’s degree in Arts from the University of Hong Kong and a Bachelor's degree in Laws from the University of London.

 

 

Mr. Vernon Loh joined the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2010, serving as Government Counsel in the Human Rights Unit of the Department of Justice.  He is responsible for providing advice to Government departments and bureaux on human rights law.  This includes advising them on whether their legislative proposals, policies and practices are consistent with the human rights and discrimination law of Hong Kong, advising them on human rights challenges in litigation against the Government, and assisting them in complying with the international human rights treaties that are applicable to Hong Kong.  He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

 

 

 

Mr. Ryan Pak-chiu Kwok joined the Hong Kong Fire Services Department (FSD) in 1998 as a Station Officer.  He is currently a Senior Divisional Officer in the Fourth Generation Mobilising System Unit, Headquarters Command, with major responsibility to develop a new mobilising and communications system for FSD to provide a prompt and accurate deployment of optimal fire and ambulance resources to various incidents.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 1997, Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering from the University of Central Lancashire in 2007, and Master of Public Administration from the University of Hong Kong in 2011.

 

 

 

 

Ms. Nicole Wing-yan Wong is an Assistant Systems Manager of the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.  She is currently responsible for the promotion and implementation of the Open Data policy and the Big Data initiatives for internal adoption in the Government.   She endeavors to foster the development of ICT profession and promote the ICT industry in Hong Kong.  She has joined the Hong Kong Computer Society (HKCS) since 2009.  She is an Executive Committee Member of the HKCS Youth Club and HKCS FACE Club (women club).  She was the Director of Women and Youth Programmes of HKCS Council in Years 2015-16 and 2016-17.  She has also been an Executive Committee Member of the Government Information Technology Professionals Association (GITPA) for six years.  Ms. Wong holds a Master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Hong Kong.