HKSAR chief executive approves HKEX chairmanship
People's Daily


Laura Cha made her first public appearance as vice chairperson of China’s securities regulator in Beijing on April 18, 2001. (Photo: VCG)

HONG KONG, May 19 (Xinhua) -- Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam has approved the reappointment of Laura Cha as chairperson of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) with immediate effect, the HKSAR government announced Tuesday.

The approval was made under the Securities and Futures Ordinance. The HKSAR government said it is confident that with Cha's leadership, the HKEX will strive to further enhance Hong Kong's competitiveness, and strengthen the Hong Kong's position as the premier fund raising and risk management platform in the region.

Cha's chairmanship will coincide with her term of appointment as a member of the board of directors of HKEX, which will conclude at the end of the 2022 annual general meeting of the HKEX.