Hong Kong Digital Asset Exchange Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Andrew Kenneth Clarke as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Executive Director of the company, effective 22 June 2023. Mr. Clarke will be succeeding Mr. Kelvin Yeung, who has decided to step down from his role as CEO and Executive Director.
About Mr. Andrew Kenneth Clarke
Mr. Andrew K. Clarke brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise in the financial industry, spanning over four decades. He embarked on his career in 1982 at the London Stock Exchange, starting as a blue button and gaining extensive knowledge in UK stocks and bonds. His journey led him to Baring Securities London, where he played a pivotal role as a sales trader and market maker across major stocks in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
In 1997, Mr. Clarke permanently relocated to Hong Kong, joining HSBC James Capel as the Head of Sales Trading. His dedication and prowess in the field subsequently led him to work for several local brokers in similar capacities, further amplifying his experience. His significant contributions caught the attention of Societe Generale, where he became a key member of the Global Program Trading Desk.
Mr. Clarke's journey continued as he was entrusted with setting up Standard Chartered's Private Bank dealing desk. Under his leadership, the market coverage expanded from Hong Kong to encompass global 24-hour trading across Asia, Europe, and the Americas. His trajectory eventually led him back to HSBC, where he served as Deputy Head of Program Trading, before venturing into a key role at a Swiss Private Bank. Prior to joining Hong Kong Digital Asset Exchange Limited, Mr. Clarke held a prominent position at a local Hong Kong brokerage as the responsible officer where he assisted the firm in obtaining the type 7 and 8 licenses from the Hong Kong SFC (Securities and Futures Commission) and deepened his experience in market regulation and compliance.
Vision for the Future
As Mr. Clarke assumes the role of CEO and Executive Director, he brings to Hong Kong Digital Asset Exchange Limited his extensive background in global markets, encompassing both buy and sell sides. His profound experience in execution using algorithms and his profound knowledge of market regulation and compliance across Asia and the digital asset space position him well to steer the company toward new heights.
The company extends heartfelt appreciation to Mr. Kelvin Yeung for his dedicated service as CEO and Executive Director. Under his visionary leadership, the company has achieved numerous milestones and played a pivotal role in advancing the digital asset ecosystem. As a testament to his enduring commitment, Mr. Yeung will transition into a more passive role as Chairman of the group. In this capacity, he will continue to provide strategic guidance and insights, drawing upon his extensive experience and deep understanding of the industry. His invaluable contributions will help shape the company's future trajectory and further strengthen its position in the global market.
While Mr. Yeung will no longer reside in Hong Kong, his influence and contributions to the digital asset ecosystem will persist in his new role. His dedication and vision will undoubtedly find expression in innovative initiatives and collaborative endeavors, reinforcing his legacy as a driving force in the industry.
The company is confident that under the leadership of Mr. Andrew Kenneth Clarke, and with the continued involvement of Mr. Kelvin Yeung, Hong Kong Digital Asset Exchange Limited will continue to thrive, innovate, and make enduring contributions to the rapidly evolving digital asset landscape.
Hong Kong Digital Asset Exchange Limited stands as a prominent financial institution on the vanguard of the digital asset ecosystem. Demonstrating unwavering dedication to innovation, integrity, and excellence, the company furnishes an advanced platform tailored for the trading and administration of digital assets. The company's cadre of industry experts and professionals amalgamates decades of proficiency in global markets, regulatory conformity, and technological advancement.
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