Top ECM banker quits for hot AI startup SenseTime

Bocom's Esther Wong tells FinanceAsia why she is leaving the banking industry for a new challenge: helping to develop next-generation artificial intelligence technologies.

Esther Wong, head of equity capital markets at Bocom International, is set to join Chinese artificial intelligence startup SenseTime as a managing director, marking the second high-profile departure from the investment banking community in less than a month.

Wong will start her new job next month with a focus on investment and MA opportunities for the Beijing and Hong Kong-based startup. She will work out of Hong Kong and Shanghai.

In an interview with FinanceAsia, Wong said she was moving away from investment banking because the new role offered an opportunity for her to be involved in the development of next-generation technologies that...

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