Donny Ching, Legal Director
Royal Dutch Shell plc
Donny Ching was appointed Legal Director of Royal Dutch Shell plc in 2014 and is responsible for Legal Services, Intellectual Property Services and Compliance.
Mr. Ching graduated with a law degree from the University of Southampton in the UK and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1988. He joined Shell in Australia in the same year and re-qualified as a lawyer in Victoria, Australia, in 1989. He worked initially in the Resources business before moving on to downstream and corporate work in Shell Australia.
In 1992, Donny Ching moved to Shell Hong Kong to work on the Nanhai petrochemicals project in China, as well as other smaller joint ventures and projects that marked Shell’s re-entry into China. In 2000, Mr. Ching moved to London in the UK where he first worked on some chemical divestments before moving to support Shell’s then Gas & Power business. He helped to set up Shell’s global liquefied natural gas (LNG) trading business and worked on projects such as Pearl GTL in Qatar.
Donny Ching moved to Singapore in 2004 as Associate General Counsel for the Gas & Power business in the Asia-Pacific region. His role included supporting Shell’s growing LNG trading business and LNG projects such as Sakhalin LNG and Gorgon LNG. In 2008, Mr. Ching became Head of Legal for Shell Singapore, responsible for legal support to the Downstream business in South-east Asia. He became General Counsel of Projects & Technology in June 2011.