Paul Chow - Former HKEX CEO

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Paul Chow
Location Hong Kong

Paul Chow is a former senior exchange executive in Hong Kong who served as CEO and an executive director of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, owner of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the Hong Kong Futures Exchange.[1] He was appointed to the position in 2003 and re-appointed in 2006 to a second two-year term.[2] He was replaced in 2010 by Charles Li.[3]

In 2010, Chow received The Asian Banker Leadership Achievement Award for Markets and Exchanges.[4]


Chow joined on May 1, 2003, from HSBC Asset Management (Hong Kong), where he was regional chief executive after starting in April 1997. From January 2000 to September 2001, he was the chairman of the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association.[5]

In February 2009, he became vice chairman of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE).

Chow was CEO of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited from November 1991 to January 1997, and before then, he was the CEO of Hong Kong Securities Clearing Company Limited for two years.[6]


Chow holds a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering, diploma in management studies and MBA from the University of Hong Kong; a diploma in finance (distinction) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has an honorary university fellowship (The University of Hong Kong) University fellowship from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Management Association, The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries, and The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.


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