HKEX appoints Kerry Rooks as Chief People Officer

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) announces the appointment of Ms Kerry Rooks as HKEX Chief People Officer.

Ms Rooks will be responsible for the Human Resources function across HKEX Group, leading a team of HR professionals in Hong Kong, Mainland China and internationally, helping to ensure that HKEX continues to have the best talent and talent management programs, supporting the long-term development of the Group.

Ms Rooks joins HKEX on 10 January 2022, and will report to HKEX Chief Executive Officer, Nicolas Aguzin. Ms Rooks will also become a member of the Group’s Management Committee. She succeeds Paul Choi, Group Head of HR, who plans to pursue other career interests outside of the Group. Mr Choi will remain with HKEX as an Advisor until 31 March 2022.

HKEX Chief Executive Officer Nicolas Aguzin said:

“I am very pleased to welcome Kerry to HKEX and to the Management Team. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience, having led a HR team supporting 1,300 employees, working as part of a global HR team spanning 22 countries. During her career, Kerry has worked in New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong in some of the world’s biggest insurance groups, in a variety of HR roles, and I know that her deep and broad experience will be invaluable to us as we continue to develop our business.”

Ms Rooks joins HKEX from Prudential, Hong Kong, where she was Chief Human Resources Officer. Prior to this, Ms Rooks worked in various HR roles for New York Life International – Asia, based out of Hong Kong; AIG in both New York and Hong Kong; and Prudential Life Insurance in Tokyo.

She holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne, Australia.

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