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Updated : 02 Aug 2021
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Nicolas AGUZIN
Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer
Aged 52

Joined on 24 May 2021
                       
Chief Executive Officer since 24 May 2021
Ex-officio member of the Board
Term of office: 24 May 2021 to 23 May 2024
Nicolas Aguzin joined HKEX as Chief Executive Officer on 24 May 2021 from J.P. Morgan, where he was most recently Chief Executive Officer of J.P. Morgan’s International Private Bank. Mr Aguzin has been based in Hong Kong since 2012.
 
From 2013 to 2020, Mr Aguzin was CEO, J.P. Morgan, Asia Pacific where he was responsible for all the firm’s business across 17 markets. Mr Aguzin presided over some of the firm’s major expansion efforts during the period, including establishing itself in China as one of the few international financial institutions with a full range of services and capabilities; including a fully-owned locally incorporated commercial bank, a majority-owned securities company, an asset management company and a futures and options company. Concurrent with his Asia CEO role, Mr Aguzin also ran J.P. Morgan’s Investment Banking division in Asia. During his tenure the bank rose to become one of the leading investment banks in the Asia Pacific region.
 
Mr Aguzin joined J.P. Morgan in 1990 in Buenos Aires as a financial analyst. Between 1990 and 2005, he held a variety of roles in New York and Buenos Aires, and in 2005 he was appointed as CEO, Latin America. In 2008 and 2009, in addition to his responsibilities as CEO, Latin America and Head of Latin America Investment Banking, he served as Senior Country Officer for Brazil.
 
Mr Aguzin holds a bachelor degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in the US and is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and English.
Other positions held with HKEX group
 
HKEX - member of Board Executive Committee, Corporate Social Responsibility Committee and Mainland China Advisory Group
Hong Kong Futures Exchange Limited, The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and Hong Kong Securities Clearing Company Limited - chairman
The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited - ex-officio member of Listing Committee of the Main Board and GEM
HKEX's certain subsidiaries - director
Other directorship
 
MercadoLibre Inc (listed on NASDAQ) - independent director (2017~)
Past offices
 

JPMorgan Chase & Co (1990-2021):
chief executive officer, international private bank (2019-2021), chairman and chief executive officer, Asia Pacific (2013-2020), senior country officer for Brazil (2008-2009), chief executive officer, Latin America (2005-2012), head of investment banking, Latin America (2002-2012), and head of mergers & acquisitions group, Latin America (2000-2002)

Public service
 

Listing Policy Panel - member (2021~)

Qualifications
 
Bachelor of Science in Economics (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, US)