CQG appoints Benjamin Soong as President, APAC

Maria Nikolova

Rod Giffen, who has served most recently as CQG President, APAC, has assumed the new role of Chief Experience Officer.

Provider of high-performance technology solutions for traders, brokers, commercial hedgers, and exchanges CQG today announces a set of senior appointments.

Benjamin Soong has joined CQG as President, APAC, whereas Rick Chang joins the company as Head of Greater China. Rod Giffen, who has served most recently as CQG President, APAC, has assumed the new role of Chief Experience Officer (CXO). Soong and Chang will operate out of CQG’s Shanghai office.

Soong most recently served as Head of Asia Pacific for Ledger, a global leader in blockchain security technology. He previously spent more than 12 years at S&P Global Market Intelligence, ultimately as Managing Director, Head of Asia Pacific Sales and Relationship Management. Soong also held finance and accounting roles at KPMG and Deloitte.

Chang also joined CQG from Ledger, where he served as Head of Commercial & Operations in Asia Pacific, overseeing market development for several business lines. In his new role, he will report to Soong and oversee CQG’s continued growth in Greater China. Chang spent eight years at S&P Global Market Intelligence in Hong Kong and China, most recently as Senior Director, Head of Sales, China.

In the past two years, CQG has strengthened its presence in the Asia Pacific region, building up its staff, establishing an office and data center in Shanghai, and signing 14 futures commission merchants in China to help clients trade within China and into international markets.

Ryan Moroney, CQG President, said:

“Ben and Rick bring a wealth of experience and have extraordinary relationships in APAC and specifically within China. Ben is perfectly positioned to lead our business and ensure we continue to meet the diverse needs in the region. Combined with Andy’s recent elevation to Head of EMEA, Rod’s new role of CXO, our outstanding blend of long-standing employees, and the talented new hires we’ve been adding to offices globally, we are dedicated more than ever to helping clients meet the unique challenges they face around the world with innovative, tailored market solutions.”

CQG’s APAC presence includes offices in Singapore, Tokyo, Sydney, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.

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