Updated : 24 Apr 2024
Bonnie Y CHAN
Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer
Aged 54

Joined in January 2020
Chief Executive Officer since 1 March 2024
Ex-officio member of the Board
Term of office: 1 March 2024  to 28 February 2027
Bonnie Y Chan was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited on 1 March 2024. 

Ms Chan brings more than 30 years of global capital markets leadership and expertise. She has played a leading role in supporting the transformation of Hong Kong’s listed market and infrastructure, enhancing market quality, attractiveness, and efficiency, and helping position HKEX as a leading global exchange group.

Ms Chan has held leadership roles in legal and financial services with Asia-Pacific and global responsibilities. Before becoming CEO, Ms Chan was HKEX’s Co-Chief Operating Officer, where she oversaw the Group’s key operational and strategic functions. Ms Chan first joined HKEX as Head of IPO Transactions in 2007 from Morgan Stanley, where she spent four years leading the legal function for the investment bank’s Asia capital markets business. She rejoined HKEX in 2020 as Head of Listing, after serving as a partner at international law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell focusing on capital markets between 2010 and 2019. 

Ms Chan is a frequent contributor to the World Economic Forum and is a member of the Forum’s Centre for Financial and Monetary Systems Advisory Council. 

In Hong Kong, Ms Chan served as a member of the Financial Services Development Council between 2015 and 2018, and was a member of its Board of Directors between 2019 to 2020. She was also a member of the Standing Committee of Company Law Reform and the Disciplinary Panel of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. 

Ms Chan was recognised as one of the World Federation of Exchanges’ Women Leaders between 2021 and 2023. She was also recognised among IFLR1000’s Asia Best Lawyers in 2019 and was named The American Lawyer’s Dealmaker of the Year in 2018.  

Ms Chan holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Hong Kong and a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School. She is admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong and an attorney at law in New York State. 
Other positions held with HKEX group
HKEX - member of Board Executive Committee, Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, International Advisory Council and Mainland China Advisory Group
Hong Kong Futures Exchange Limited, The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, HKFE Clearing Corporation Limited, Hong Kong Securities Clearing Company Limited, and The SEHK Options Clearing House Limited - chairman
The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited - ex-officio member of Listing Committee of the Main Board and GEM
LME Clear - member of Audit Committee
HKEX's certain subsidiaries - director
Past offices
HKEX - Co-Chief Operating Officer (February 2023 – February 2024), Head of Listing (January 2020 - January 2023) and Head of IPO Transactions (2007-2010)
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP - partner (2010-2019)
Morgan Stanley (Hong Kong) - executive director of legal and compliance department (2003-2007)
Public service
Listing Policy Panel - member (2024~)
Bachelor of Laws (The University of Hong Kong)
Master of Laws (Harvard University, US)
Solicitor (Hong Kong)
Attorney at law (New York State, US)