Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Appoints So and Killian

There are changes in Far East.

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing announced So will join HKEX on 25 February 2020 and report to HKEX Group’s Chief Executive, Charles Li, and to HKEX Chief Operating Officer, Calvin Tai. She will be a member of the HKEX Management Committee.

John Killian, currently Group Chief Financial Officer, has today been appointed as Group Risk Officer, effective immediately. Prior to HKEX, Killian worked for a number of international investment banks with risk and control responsibilities. He will continue to report to the Group’s Chief Executive. Bipin Patel, currently Group Risk Officer, will become a Strategic Risk Advisor to HKEX, reporting to the Group’s Chief Executive.

Vanessa Lau Bik Yun, Hong Kong Chief Financial Officer, succeeds Killian as Group Chief Financial Officer. As the Group Chief Financial Officer, Lau assumes full responsibility for HKEX Group’s financial, treasury and corporate services functions. She will become a member of the HKEX Management Committee and will report directly to the Group’s Chief Executive.

So has over 23 years’ experience in managing sizeable operations teams within international financial institutions in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the US, including at Goldman Sachs. She joins HKEX from Allianz Global Investors. Prior to this, she was Chief Operating Officer for the Principal Investment Division at Sun Hung Kai & Co. Limited.

Lau has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry. She joined HKEX in October 2015 and her most recent role was as Hong Kong Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining HKEX, she held various senior financial positions with Sanford C. Bernstein (Hong Kong) Limited from 2011 to 2015, and Alcoa Inc. from 2007 to 2011.