Alejandro Nicolas Aguzin to step down as HKEX CEO
The Board of Directors of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) today announces that Mr Aguzin, Chief Executive of HKEX, has informed the Board that he will not seek reappointment at the end of his current contract in May 2024.
Mr Aguzin, Chief Executive, commented:
“Leading HKEX has been the privilege of a lifetime, and I owe deep gratitude to all the hardworking colleagues, partners and stakeholders who have supported me along the way. Purpose is very important to me and when I started at HKEX, we set about delivering on ours, ‘to connect, promote and progress our markets and the communities they support for the benefit of all’.
The Board announced the appointment of Ms Chan Yiting, Bonnie as Chief Executive of HKEX, effective 24 May 2024, for a term of three years until 23 May 2027. Ms Chan will also become an ex-officio member of the Board effective 24 May 2024.
Pursuant to section 70 of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (“SFO”), the appointment of Ms Chan as the Chief Executive of HKEX has been approved by the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC).
Ms Chan has over 30 years of experience in legal and financial services. She joined HKEX as Head of Listing in January 2020 and is currently Co-Chief Operating Officer of HKEX. Prior to joining HKEX, she was a partner of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP from 2010 to 2019, where she oversaw a wide portfolio of clients in Hong Kong and across Asia.
Prior to this, she served as the Head of IPO Transactions, Listing Division, HKEX from 2007 to 2010. Ms Chan previously served as a member of the Board of Inland Revenue of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Financial Services Development Council and was an ex-officio member of the Standing Committee on Company Law Reform from 2020 to 2022.
She holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Hong Kong and a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School.