Charles Li

Chief Executive, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX)

Since 2010, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX); has orchestrated some of the most significant strategic initiatives in HKEX’s history, including the acquisition of the London Metal Exchange in 2012, the launch of OTC Clear in 2013, and the introduction of Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect in 2014, Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect in 2016, and Bond Connect in 2017. Has sought to strengthen Hong Kong’s role as an offshore Renminbi hub and led HKEX’s efforts to reform its listing regime to maintain Hong Kong’s competitiveness and secure its position as a leading IPO centre. Former offshore oil worker in the North China Sea and then Editor-Reporter, China Daily. Former President, Merrill Lynch China; then Chairman, JP Morgan China. Practiced law in New York with Davis Polk & Wardwell and Brown & Wood. 1984, BA in English Literature, Xiamen University; 1988, MA in Journalism, University of Alabama; 1991, JD, Columbia University School of Law.