Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) today (Monday) announced that its Joint Chief Operating Officer and Head of Markets, Roger Lee, will retire at the end of December after a long and distinguished career with the company.
Mr Lee will also retire as Chief Executive of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (SEHK) and Hong Kong Futures Exchange Limited (HKFE). His retirement takes effect on 1 January 2019.
“On behalf of the company, I would like to thank Roger for his considerable contributions and long service to HKEX,” said HKEX Chief Executive Charles Li.
“His deep institutional knowledge and market expertise has been of immense value to the company during his tenure. We wish him a very happy retirement.”
Following Mr Lee’s retirement, Calvin Tai will become sole Chief Operating Officer of HKEX. Mr Tai is also Head of Clearing, and the Chief Executive of Hong Kong Securities Clearing Company Limited and OTC Clearing Hong Kong Limited.
In the interim, Mr Tai will also serve as Head of Markets until a successor is appointed.
Mr Lee joined SEHK in March 1997 and has held a number of senior roles in SEHK and HKEX, including Deputy Head of Global Markets, Asia, Co-Head of Information Technology and Head of Listing Operations.
An announcement on the next Chief Executive of SEHK and HKFE will be made in due course.