Harbour Crossings 17 June 2016

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Roger Lee Kwok-keung named chief executive of HKEX, appointments to the Judicial Officers Recommendation Commission, Vanuatu (honorary) consul general, new Barclays Hong Kong chief.


Roger Lee Kwok-keung named Chief Executive of Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) announced on 15 June that Roger Lee Kwok-keung (李國強) would be promoted from HKEX’s Head of Markets to Chief Executive of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (SEHK) and Hong Kong Futures Exchange Limited (HKFE). Current Chief Executive of SEHK and HKFE Romnesh Lamba will remain director of both institutions.

The appointment is pending approval by the Securities and Futures Commission, as required by section 26 the Securities and Futures Ordinance.


New face on the Judicial Officers Recommendation Commission

On 10 June, the chief executive appointed four members to the Judicial Officers Recommendation Commission, the advising body to the chief executive on judicial appointments.

Winnie Tam Wan-Chi (譚允芝) is the only new face among the four. Justice Robert Tang Ching (鄧禎), Justice Andrew Cheung Kui-nung (張舉能), and Cheng Wai-chee (鄭維志) have been reappointed. They will serve for a two-year term starting from 1 July.

Additionally, Paul Shieh Wing-tai (石永泰) will retire from the commission on 30 June.


Vanuatu gets new Hong Kong consul general

Vanuatu Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Leingkon has appointed businessman Andrew Leong as Vanuatu’s new Consul General of the Republic of Vanuatu to Hong Kong.

Leong’s appointment came into effect on 15 June. He will hold the unremunerated office for a three-year term with the possibility of reappointment.


Barclays appoints Anthony Davies as its Hong Kong chief executive

According to an internal memo from Barclays Asia-Pacific Chief Executive Andrew Jones, Anthony Davies has been appointed chief executive of the global bank’s Hong Kong branch. Davies, a 25-year veteran of Asian markets, will also take part in leadership of relationship management for Asia ex-Japan.

Davies has been with Barclays for seven years. He will take over the operations of the business unit at a time when it is facing significant uncertainty due to headwinds for the Chinese economy and uncertainties in international monetary policies.