FINANCIAL SERVICES | Staff Reporter, Hong Kong

HKEX appoints Alejandro Nicolas Aguzin as chief executive

He will also become an ex-officio member of the HKEX Board of Directors.

The Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited has appointed Alejandro Nicolas Aguzin as chief executive effective 24 May.

Subject to the approval of the Securities and Futures Commission, Aguzin will take on the role for three years or until 23 May 2024. He will also become an ex-officio member of the HKEX Board of Directors on the same day as his appointment as chief executive.

“The Board believes that Mr Aguzin’s extensive experience in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Asia and globally, and his deep knowledge of global capital markets, will help HKEX continue to build its competitiveness, as well as support the ongoing growth and development of Hong Kong’s unique financial markets,” HKEX said.

Aguzin is currently the CEO of JP Morgan’s International Private Bank and a member of the Operating Committee for the firm’s asset and wealth management business. Prior to this, from 2012 to 2020, Aguzin was CEO of JP Morgan Asia Pacific where he oversaw and led JP Morgan’s growth in China, and the region. He has over 30 years of experience.

Aguzin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in United States. He has been based in Hong Kong for the last nine years.

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