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BitMEX Operator Appoints Financial Expert Dr. David Wong As Non-Executive Chairman


HDR Global Trading Limited (HDR), the operator of the cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform BitMEX, announced today that financial expert Dr. David Wong has joined the company as a non-executive chairman.

Joining HDR will see Dr. Wong working alongside three other board members, including co-founder and CEO Arthur Hayes, co-founder Ben Delo, and co-founder and CTO Samuel Reed.

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30 Years Of Financial Experience

Per the release shared with CryptoPotato, 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.

Dr. Wong has held numerous executive roles in some world-class institutions. He once worked as the Deputy Chief Executive of the Bank of China (Hong Kong) Group, where he was responsible for financial market businesses. Wong also held senior roles BOC Group Life Assurance Company and ABN AMRO Bank (“ABN”) with responsibilities for ABN’s banking operations in the South East Asia region.

Dr. David Wong also holds non-executive positions in corporations, including the China Merchant Bank Co., Fraser Hospitality Trust Limited, and EC World Reit Limited in Singapore, to mention a few. He is also a public speaker and the Founding Chairman of Hong Kong-based leadership transformation company, Halftime Limited.

Transforming HDR Global

As a non-executive chairman, Dr. Wong will use his competence to help HDR Group achieve its objective of becoming a world-class financial technology company.

Commenting on the development, Dr. David Wong said:

“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. 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.”

The CEO of BitMEX, Arthur Hayes, said: “Being able to attract someone of David’s caliber is a testament to the distance HDR has traveled. 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.”

Founded in 2014, BitMEX has become one of the largest Bitcoin margin trading exchanges, processing more than $1.2 billion in trade volume daily, according to data on Coingecko.



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