Honorary Chairman of HKETA
Mr. Mohamed D. Butt, MH
Mr. Mohamed Butt has been appointed as the Executive Director of the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) since December 2017, leading HKPC to leverage innovations and advanced technologies to support local enterprises to enhance their productivity and competitiveness.
Mr. Butt had assumed leadership roles in a number of multinationals, accumulating more than 30 years of executive experience, excellent management skills, and the ability to drive service excellence and innovations among the team continuously. Mr. Butt is deeply knowledgeable in infrastructure, manufacturing, and consumer market development, backed by his profound strategic mindset and rich business insights. Mr. Butt strives to promote the development of innovation and technology (I&T) in Hong Kong to assist local enterprises in turning novel research and development ideas into innovative products and enrich the I&T talent pool of the city.
Mr. Butt previously worked for General Electric (GE) for over two decades, where he held various senior management positions including President & CEO of GE’s Transportation Business in the Asia Pacific region, and was tasked with providing strategic leadership for expansion of business footprints, spearheading large transformational projects, in collaboration with private and public sectors in the Asia Pacific region. Before such role, he also served as President & CEO of GE Lighting Asia and GE Security Asia respectively.
Mr. Butt graduated from Winona State University, Minnesota, US, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He also received his Master in Business Administration from Kellogg School of Management and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.