BitMEX Exchange Appoints Angelina Kwan As Chief Operating Officerbr>
BitMEX, the crypto trading platform, has appointed regulatory expert Angelina Kwan as chief operating officer.
Kwan previously served as managing director and head of regulatory compliance for Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX). She will be responsible for overseeing and driving the company’s growth, while guiding BitMEX on its mission to offer advanced, innovative financial products for the global cryptocurrency industry.
“Welcoming Angelina – experienced in traditional finance and regulation – to the BitMEX team is a significant milestone not just for our company, but for the cryptocurrency industry as a whole,” said BitMEX CEO and co-founder Arthur Hayes. “I believe Angelina’s decision to join us is a signal that the global markets are shifting focus to the rapidly-expanding domain of crypto-coins. Angelina’s vast experience in regulation, trading platforms, business development, restructuring, and investor and stakeholder relations will be pivotal as we continue the push towards mainstream cryptocurrency adoption and broaden our community.”
Kwan brings more than 24 years of experience in leadership roles for financial products across Asia Pacific and the United States. She has gained a deep understanding of operations and regulatory strategy, having spent eight years working at the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (SFC), in addition to global financial services firms, ranging from retail securities trading to asset management. Kwan will be based in Hong Kong, a global hub for cryptocurrency innovation.
“My most memorable accomplishments – from successfully restructuring and relisting a bankrupt financial services company, spearheading the establishment of new operations or companies, to serving on a number of boards and committees – have been joining organizations that are at the cusp of making a major breakthrough,” said Kwan. “So it’s with a sense of great excitement that I take on the challenge of driving BitMEX to new market heights.
Kwan is a Hong Kong Government-appointed member of the Women’s Commission, the Council for Sustainable Development, the Lord Wilson Heritage Trust and the Administrative Appeals Board; a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Securities Industry Development Corporation of Malaysia; Vice-Chairman and Director of The Women’s Foundation; a Fellow and Member of the Regulatory Accountability Board; Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants; and an Honorary Adjunct Professor of Finance for the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.