HKEX appoints Janice Wu as Managing Director, Co-Head of IPO Vetting

Maria Nikolova

Together with Stephanie Lau, Ms Wu will have oversight of all HKEX issuer listing applications.

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) today announced two senior appointments to its Listing Division.

Janice Wu

Janice Wu has been appointed Managing Director, Co-Head of IPO Vetting. Together with Stephanie Lau, Ms Wu will have oversight of all HKEX issuer listing applications.

Ms Wu has more than 17 years of experience as a senior legal practitioner including as in-house general counsel and in private practice. She is currently Deputy General Counsel for TPG Asia and General Counsel for TPG’s infrastructure investing effort, both part of global investment firm TPG. She is a qualified solicitor in Hong Kong, as well as in England and Wales.

“I am very delighted to welcome Janice to HKEX. She has extensive experience advising on corporate and capital market matters, and I am certain she will bring invaluable expertise to the further development of the IPO Vetting team and the Listing Division more broadly,” said HKEX Head of Listing, Bonnie Y Chan.

Karen Lok has been appointed Senior Vice President, Head of Listing Compliance. A certified accountant in Hong Kong and Australia, Ms Lok has over 20 years of experience in compliance, risk management, and business operations management at several international banks and consulting firms. She was most recently director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Hong Kong, providing advisory and consulting services in risk and regulations.

“As part of our ongoing enhancements to our operations, I’m today pleased to announce a new specialist Listing Compliance function to help provide oversight and support to the Listing Division at HKEX. I am very happy to have someone of Karen’s calibre and experience to join us and lead this new team,” said Ms Chan.

Both Ms Wu and Ms Lok will report to Head of Listing, Bonnie Y Chan. Ms Lok joined HKEX this week, and Ms Wu will join the organisation in September 2020.

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