Charles Mok

Charles Mok

Visiting Scholar
Global Digital Policy Incubator, Cyber Policy Center

Stanford University
BSEE 1985, MSEE 1987

Charles Mok earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 1985, and a Master of Science in EE in 1987. He is a Visiting Scholar at the Global Digital Policy Incubator of the Cyber Policy Center at Stanford University, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society.

Mok served as an elected member of the Legislative Council in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, representing the Information Technology functional constituency, for two terms from 2012 to 2020. As a lawmaker, he was a champion for tech related policies and legislations for privacy, open data, cybersecurity, innovation, fintech, as well as freedom of expression, human rights and democracy.

After leaving the legislature, Mok founded Tech for Good Asia, a regional initiative in Asia bringing together businesses and civil societies to harness the positive powers of digital technologies. As an entrepreneur, he co-founded HKNet in 1994, one of the earliest Internet service providers in Hong Kong, which was acquired by NTT Communications in 2000.

Mok was the founding chair of the Internet Society Hong Kong, honorary president and former president of the Hong Kong Information Technology Federation, former chair of the Hong Kong Internet Service Providers Association, and former chair of the Asian, Australasian and Pacific Islands Regional At-Large Organization (APRALO) of ICANN. He began his tech career with Digital Equipment Corporation, and then Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the U.S.