Updated : 27 Sep 2023

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is pleased to announce today (Wednesday) the appointment of Ms Sharon Cheng as Group Chief People Officer.

Ms Cheng joins the Group on 3 October 2023 and succeeds Kerry Rooks, who will be leaving HKEX in January 2024 to explore opportunities outside the Group. In her new role, Ms Cheng will have responsibility for the Human Resources function across the HKEX Group in Hong Kong, Mainland China and internationally, supporting the long-term development of the organisation.

She will report to HKEX Co-Chief Operating Officer, Bonnie Y Chan, and become a member of the HKEX Management Committee.

HKEX Chief Executive Officer, Nicolas Aguzin, said: “I am delighted to welcome Sharon to HKEX. She brings with her over 30 years of experience in human resources, culture, change management and people development at leading organisations, with operations around the world. I know that Sharon’s wealth of knowledge and experience will be invaluable to us as we continue to attract the best local and international talent to HKEX, working together to shape the future of our markets and our business.”

“I would like to thank Kerry for her hard work and passion since she joined the business in January 2022, in particular for her contribution to modernising our HR processes and developing our talent at HKEX. Kerry will stay on until January to ensure a smooth handover. We wish her the very best in her future endeavours,” Mr Aguzin added. 

Ms Cheng was most recently at Tricor, one of Asia’s leading corporate services businesses, where, as Group Chief People Officer, she oversaw a regional workforce of 3,000 across 49 cities. She previously spent nearly 27 years at Langham Hospitality Group, where for more than a decade she was part of the Executive Committee that saw the Group transform into a luxury hotel management business with international operations.

Ms Cheng holds Master of Business Administration from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland.  


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Sharon Cheng




About HKEX

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is a publicly-traded company (HKEX Stock Code:388) and one of the world’s leading global exchange groups, offering a range of equity, derivative, commodity, fixed income and other financial markets, products and services, including the London Metal Exchange.

As a superconnector and gateway between East and West, HKEX facilitates the two-way flow of capital, ideas and dialogue between China and the rest of the world, through its pioneering Connect schemes, increasingly diversified product ecosystem and its deep, liquid and international markets.

HKEX is a purpose-led organisation which, across its business and through the work of HKEX Foundation, seeks to connect, promote and progress its markets and the communities it supports for the prosperity of all.