Paul Kennedy

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Paul Kennedy
Occupation Group Chief Financial Officer
Employer Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited

Paul Kennedy is group chief financial officer at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx). He was appointed to that position on May 8, 2013. He reports to chief executive Charles Li and will be a member of the management committee. As group chief financial officer, Kennedy will head the finance division and assume full responsibility for the financial and treasury functions of the HKEx group.[1]


Kennedy has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. He spent most of his career in Asia, including 15 years as a financial services partner with KPMG. From 2006 until 2010, he served as chief operating officer of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission and subsequently worked as a managing director within HSBC Hong Kong’s Global Banking Division.

Since November 2012, he has served as a special adviser to the chief executive of HKEx with a focus on financial matters, including the integration of London Metal Exchange.


Kennedy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Financial Administration from the University of Bangor in the UK. He is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.