BNP Paribas has appointed Hugo Leung as deputy CEO of its securities operations in Asia. The bank has also named him Greater China head of global equities and commodity derivatives (GECD), Asia-Pacific.
Leung will represent GECD Asia-Pacific in developments with market regulators and exchanges across the Greater China region and track regulatory evolution and its impact on GECD’s businesses in these markets. He will supervise the representative office of BNP Paribas Equities (Asia) in Shanghai and BNP Paribas Securities (Taiwan) for GECD.
Prior to the appointment, Leung was head of equity syndicate and corporate equity for BNP Paribas, Asia-Pacific. He will continue to report to Pierre Rousseau, CEO for BNP Paribas GECD Asia-Pacific in his new role.
In his expanded role, Leung is expected to bring cohesion to numerous existing client initiatives focusing on China equity and equity related products. He will develop client relationships and business opportunities centred around the needs of Chinese institutional clients, including asset managers, sovereign wealth funds, commercial banks and securities companies across Hong Kong, mainland China and Taiwan.
Leung will continue to manage the equity syndicate function, with a strong focus on Greater China dealflow. He has amassed 20 years of experience in Asian equities, especially in the capital and secondary equity markets. He has been working in different capacities during his tenure at the BNP Paribas Group.
The Asia-Pacific GECD operation of the bank continues to build its business strategy and management structure as it seeks to capture business opportunities within its Greater China franchise.
The Paris-based bank is striving to build strong business partnerships in the region, as China continues to develop its domestic economy and its financial institutions increase their investments in offshore markets.