HKEX makes senior IT appointments

Source: HKEX

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is pleased to announce today (Wednesday) the appointment of John Hsu as Managing Director and Group Chief Technology Officer. He succeeds Richard Leung, who will become Group Chief Information Officer.

Reporting to Mr Leung, Mr Hsu will join the Group on 29 September 2023 and become a member of the Group’s Management Committee. He will head the Group’s IT infrastructure, operations, development and support functions in Hong Kong, as well as HKEX’s Innovation and Data Lab and its Mainland Technology Centre.

In his new role, Mr Leung will continue to have oversight of the Group’s technology strategy and functions, and will also focus on a number of key strategic group-wide projects. He will continue to report to HKEX Chief Executive Officer, Nicolas Aguzin.

HKEX Chief Executive Officer, Nicolas Aguzin, said: “I am delighted to appoint Richard as Group Chief Information Officer and to welcome John to HKEX. Technology is at the heart of HKEX’s vision and strategy and today’s appointments reflect our commitment to continue investing in this key area, providing best-in-class services to our clients and stakeholders around the world. Richard and John’s leadership will be invaluable as we progress our work to develop a platform business that leverages modern, agile and digitalised infrastructure, connecting today with tomorrow.”

HKEX Group Chief Technology Officer Richard Leung said: “I am very pleased to welcome John to HKEX. With more than 20 years of international experience in technology operations and strategic delivery, John’s knowledge and expertise will be instrumental as we drive our business and technology agenda forward. I look forward to be working closely with John to further strengthen and elevate HKEX’s information and technology capabilities.”

Mr Hsu joins HKEX from HSBC, where he was Chief Information Officer Asia Pacific since May 2019. Prior to this he held senior roles at Huawei Technologies, SF Express and Deloitte. He also founded ALA Financial - a company focused on leveraging the power of micro-financing to support young investors and borrowers.

Mr Hsu has a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley, and an MSc in Information Systems and Management at Carnegie Mellon University in the US.

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