Ian C. Whan Tong

Executive Vice President - Group Legal Counsel, Cayman National Corporation

Ian C. Whan Tong is EVP/Group Legal Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Cayman National Corporation Ltd., and is responsible for, oversees, or advises on legal and corporate secretarial affairs of CNC and its subsidiaries, data governance and privacy, and real property. 

Ian was first called to the bar in 1996, and practised commercial and regulatory litigation in Toronto at Fasken Martineau.  He practiced corporate law in the Cayman Islands from 2002, and was Chief Policy Officer at the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority in 2004.  He joined Cayman National as its first and only counsel in 2007.

Ian obtained his AB from Princeton University, and his MPA and JD from Dalhousie University.  He was awarded the CAMS designation, and holds both CIPP/E and CIPM certifications in privacy and data protection. He expects to earn the GPC.D certification in governance in 2024. He was a top 8 finalist among 3000+ nominees for the Global Counsel Awards.  As a volunteer, he founded and is the tournament director of the only high school debating competition in the Cayman Islands.