BitMEX Parent Company Appoints David Wong As Non-Executive Chairmanbr>
HDR Global Trading Limited, the operator of cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform BitMEX, has appointed Dr. David Wong as Non-Executive Chairman.
BitMEX is a crypto derivatives trading platform that is licensed in the Seychelles. It claims to offer a fast, trusted and professional experience to its commercial hedging and sophisticated trading customers. The BitMEX XBTUSD perpetual contract is the world’s most-traded cryptocurrency product, featuring up to 100x leverage and superior liquidity.
Wong is a recognized industry leader with over 30 years of experience in the international financial sector. His expertise cuts across the global markets, investment banking, asset management, insurance, and capital market-related businesses. Wong had previously been the South-East Asian head of Dutch bank ABN AMRO, before heading up the financial markets division at Bank of China. Since leaving the latter bank in 2013, Wong has become a board member for a range of companies, including various real estate trusts and a life insurance company.
As a non-executive chairman, Wong will be responsible for guiding the HDR Group in shaping its growth and transformation as a world-class financial technology company.”
“Being able to attract someone of David’s caliber is a testament to the distance HDR has traveled,”” said Arthur Hayes, CEO, and Co-Founder of HDR Global Trading Limited. “We are thrilled to have David join our leadership team and together, we will be focusing on the long-term growth and development of the business.”
“HDR, fuelled by the incredible growth of its BitMEX platform, has all the right ingredients to grow and transform as a world-class financial technology company,” Wong said. “It is progressive, resilient, and has an inspiring vision for the future. It’s, therefore, a privilege for me to sit with Co-Founders Arthur, Ben, and Sam as members of the board, to help bring to life the full potential of the company.”