Hong Kong Exchange and Clearing Ltd (HKEX) Appoints Mark Carr as MD, Chief Enterprise Architect

Hong Kong Exchange & Clearing Limited (HKEX) is pleased to announce that Mr. Mark Carr has “joined the Group as Managing Director and Chief Enterprise Architect.”

In his new role, Mr. Carr will “help ensure HKEX’s vision to build the Marketplace of the Future is fully reflected in its groupwide technological and digital roadmap.”

He will play “a pivotal role in HKEX’s technology investment strategy, as well as working as part of the senior technology and transformation teams to deploy and optimize the Group’s enterprise-wide digital and process architecture.”

Mr. Carr will “report to HKEX Group Chief Technology Officer Richard Leung.”

His team will “include Enterprise Architect leads in the areas of Data, Security, Infrastructure and Platforms, and together, they will support HKEX’s technology capabilities, whilst ensuring the Group’s ongoing commitment to secure and resilient technology services.”

HKEX Group Chief Technology Officer Richard Leung said:

“We are very pleased to welcome Mark to HKEX. He brings with him over 25 years of relevant experience with a focus on developing and managing systems architecture across a number of major organizations. I am confident that Mark’s experience, and the introduction of his new role, will help us accelerate our commitment to innovation as we continue drive and deliver on our strategic imperative of Connecting Today with Tomorrow.”

Mr. Carr joins HKEX “from the Hong Kong Jockey Club, where he was Chief Architect since 2013. Prior to that he was with Credit Suisse Investment Banking and LCH Clearnet, where he focused on supporting several major international exchanges and platforms.”

As noted in the update, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) claims it is “one of the world’s major exchange groups, and operates a range of equity, commodity, fixed income and currency markets.”

HKEX also notes that it is one of the leading IPO markets and as Hong Kong’s only securities and derivatives exchange and sole operator of its clearing houses, it is “uniquely placed to offer regional and international investors access to Asia’s most vibrant markets.”

HKEX is also “the global leader in metals trading, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, The London Metal Exchange (LME) and LME Clear Limited.”

This commodity franchise was “further enhanced with the launch of Qianhai Mercantile Exchange (QME), in China, in 2018.”

HKEX launched “the pioneering Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect program in 2014, further expanded with the launch of Shenzhen Connect in 2016, and the launch of Bond Connect in 2017.”

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