Arthur Hayes, CEO of HDR and BitMEX, at CoinDesk Consensus 2018 (CoinDesk archives)
A former bank exec has said he will help “transform” BitMEX, just a week after the crypto derivatives exchange launched a new corporate service.
Announced Tuesday, BitMEX owner HDR Global Trading said David Wong – a former deputy CEO at Bank of China, the second-largest bank in Hong Kong – will join its board as a non-executive chairman to help grow and turn the Seychelles-based entity into a “world-class financial technology company.”
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.
According to his , he also sits on the board for Singapore’s Energy Market Authority, as well as its Civil Service College, which offers educational programs for government employees.
“Being able to attract someone of David’s calibre is a testament to the distance HDR has traveled,” said Arthur Hayes, HDR’s CEO and co-founder.