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HKEX Names Chief Strategy Officer and Expands Emerging Business Development Team

Corporate
19 Jul 2022

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is pleased to announce today (Tuesday) it has appointed Daniel Sonder as Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Data Business, Markets.

In his strategy role, Mr Sonder will lead the Group Strategy function, working closely with the HKEX Management Committee and executives across the business, to deliver on the group’s strategy and vision to build the Marketplace of the Future. In this capacity he will report to HKEX Chief Executive Officer, Nicolas Aguzin. Mr Sonder joined HKEX this year from Brazilian stock exchange, B3, where he was most recently CFO.

HKEX Chief Executive Officer, Nicolas Aguzin, said: “I am delighted to appoint Daniel as our new Chief Strategy Officer. With more than two decades of broad international experience in capital markets, financial services and exchange operations, his experience will be invaluable to us as we realise our ambition to build the Marketplace of the Future.”

Mr Sonder will also become Head of Data Business, Markets, where, collaborating with Market Data Operations, he will lead the development of HKEX’s data business, adding new data sets and services including ESG data to HKEX’s existing offering, as well as overseeing the continued development of STAGE.

Mr Sonder joins two other senior leaders at the helm of HKEX Markets division’s newly expanded Emerging Business Development team. Andrew Walton joins HKEX this week as Managing Director and Head of Digital Assets, Markets. Mr Walton will be responsible for driving the development of digital products and market facing digital platforms. And, Ken Chiu, who joined HKEX in 2018, becomes Head of Carbon and ESG Products, Markets, leading HKEX’s efforts in developing carbon and ESG financial products, having recently helped establish and launch HKEX’s Hong Kong International Carbon Council.

All three executives in their Emerging Business Development roles will report to HKEX Co-Heads of Markets Glenda So and Wilfred Yiu.

HKEX Co-Head of Markets, Glenda So, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Andrew to HKEX. He brings over two decades of experience in digital assets, platform development, and project management, having worked at leading market infrastructure, investment banking, and digital platform organisations. We also want to congratulate Daniel and Ken on their new roles. HKEX is uniquely placed to be a global leader in ESG, sustainable finance and in harnessing the megatrends shaping global markets. These seasoned industry executives will play an integral part in the delivery of our strategy, connecting today with tomorrow.”

 

BIOGRAPHIES

Daniel Sonder

Mr Sonder joined HKEX in 2022 from B3, where he was CFO and Investor Relations Officer. He joined B3 in 2013, and, in addition to his role as CFO, Mr Sonder was responsible for overseeing its corporate philanthropy efforts. Previously, Mr Sonder worked for seven years at Credit Suisse, where he was a managing director in their asset management division. He has also worked in various roles for the Brazilian Development Bank and the Brazilian government.

Mr Sonder holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and International Relations from Tufts University in the US, as well as a master´s degree in International Relations from Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.


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Andrew Walton

Mr Walton joins HKEX from Hong Kong-based digital asset platform OSL Digital Securities, where over the past year he was Managing Director and Head of Exchanges and Custody. He previously held senior roles in companies that include software firm Block.one, as well as Australia-based exchange, Chi-X and UBS AG.

Mr Walton has a Bachelor of Business and Commerce from Monash University in Australia, as well as a Master of Project Management from the University of Sydney, and a Master of Business Administration from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management. 

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Ken Chiu

Mr Chiu joined HKEX in 2018, and was Senior Vice President in the group’s Fixed Income and Currency Development team, before moving to the Emerging Business Development team, both in the Markets Division, in 2021.

Previously, Mr Chiu worked at BNP Paribas for 11 years in a number of senior roles, including Head of Global Markets in Beijing, and Head of FX Structuring Asia (ex-Japan). He has a Bachelor of Finance from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and a Master of Science in Mathematics for Finance and Actuarial Science from the Université Paris-Dauphine.

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About HKEX

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is a publicly-traded company (HKEX Stock Code:388) and one of the world’s leading global exchange groups, offering a range of equity, derivative, commodity, fixed income and other financial markets, products and services, including the London Metals Exchange.

As a superconnector and gateway between East and West, HKEX facilitates the two-way flow of capital, ideas and dialogue between China and the rest of world, through its pioneering Connect schemes, increasingly diversified product ecosystem and its deep, liquid and international markets.

HKEX is a purpose-led organisation which, across its business and through the work of HKEX Foundation, seeks to connect, promote and progress its markets and the communities it supports for the prosperity of all.

www.hkexgroup.com

 

 

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Updated 19 Jul 2022