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The Executives

Rasul Butt

Mr. Rasul BUTT
Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Rasul Butt was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Competition Commission (Commission) in May 2021. 

Mr. Butt joined the Commission in April 2015 as Executive Director (Corporate Services & Public Affairs), and was appointed to the position of Senior Executive Director in July 2016 overseeing the policy advisory, advocacy and corporate functions of the Commission. 

Starting his career as a law lecturer at Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia in the early 1990s, Mr. Butt left academia to take charge of the Compliance Department at the futures and options unit of Arab-Malaysian Banking Group. He returned to Hong Kong in 1999 and thereafter spent more than 16 years at the Urban Renewal Authority where his last position was General Manager (Corporate Planning). His main focus was formulating urban renewal policies and strategies which included Redevelopment of Industrial Building Pilot Scheme, Demand-led Redevelopment Project Pilot Scheme, Flat for Flat Scheme and Redevelopment Facilitating Services Scheme.

Mr. Butt obtained his Bachelor of Laws with Honours from the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, followed by Master of Laws (Public Law) from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales (Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn) and the Hong Kong Bar. He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Construction Law and Arbitration from the University of Hong Kong, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Banking and Insurance from the Institute of Islamic Banking and Insurance, London where he is an Associate Fellow.

Mr. Butt has a special interest in the development of competition law regimes in Mainland China and the ASEAN region and regularly engages fellow enforcers and members of the academia in promoting competition law and policy.