Chief Executive Officer

Hong Kong Island (HK)
Competitive Salary
09 Sep 2020
23 Sep 2020
Executive Management, Finance
Contract Type
Contract / Interim

The Hong Kong Academy of Finance (AoF), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), is looking for a full-time Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to head the Academy.  Set up in June 2019 in collaboration with all the financial regulators in Hong Kong, the AoF aims to serve as: (i) a centre of excellence for promoting leadership development in Hong Kong’s financial industry; and (ii) a centre for monetary and financial research, in particular applied research in cross-sectoral areas.  For more information about the AoF, please refer to the AoF website

Chief Executive Officer

Key Responsibilities

  • Under the direction and guidance of the Board of Directors, lead the AoF management team and oversee the operations of the AoF and the Hong Kong Institute for Monetary and Financial Research (HKIMR), the research arm of the AoF
  • Formulate strategies, develop and deliver the AoF’s flagship Leadership Development Programme (LDP), which aims to broaden the global and inter-disciplinary perspectives of AoF Members.  The LDP comprises high-level seminar series given by global financial leaders; thematic master classes on topics of high relevance to the development of the financial industry; production of interview series of outstanding leaders in Hong Kong; and regular activities to engage AoF Members and stakeholders
  • Oversee the Membership matters and engage with AoF Members who are senior management and promising talents of Hong Kong’s financial industry and establish a strong network among them to facilitate cross-sectoral exchanges and leadership development
  • Develop plans and programmes to promote leadership development in the broader financial industry through partnership with professional bodies and tertiary institutions
  • Under the steer of the two Councils of Advisors for research, provide directions and oversee the work of the HKIMR in conducting (i) Monetary and Financial Economic Research and (ii) Applied Finance Research; and formulate strategies to effectively disseminate the research work
  • Engage with and establish an effective collaborative network among AoF Members, Fellows, International Advisers, Councils of Advisers for Research, the financial industry, central banks and regulators, academia and research institutions, professional bodies and international organisations to further the work of the AoF in leadership development and research, and build up the brand of the AoF


  • Postgraduate degree in relevant fields such as economics or finance
  • At least 15 years of experience in senior positions with research institutes, professional bodies, tertiary institutions, international financial institutions or relevant public organisations
  • Experience in applied economic and financial research an advantage
  • Strong leadership and managerial capabilities.  Good interpersonal and communication skills essential

Conditions of service

  • Successful candidate will be appointed on fixed contract terms.
  • A competitive remuneration package will be offered. There is flexibility to take account of additional experience and qualifications.
  • Fringe benefits include medical and dental benefits, paid annual leave and contract-end gratuity.

How to apply

You should write in along with your full resumé (including details of academic qualifications and work experience), and explain why you would be a suitable candidate to lead the AoF.  

Please send the letter to:  AoF Recruitment Officer, Hong Kong Monetary Authority | 55/F., Two International Finance Centre, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong

In addition, you should also send the above letter by email to

Your letter should reach the AoF by 26 September 2020.  Those not contacted by the AoF within two months from this date should consider their applications not successful.

Personal data provided by applicants will be used strictly in accordance with our personal data policies, a copy of which will be provided upon request.  You may contact the AoF Recruitment Officer at the above address or email to the above email address.  The AoF is an equal opportunities employer.