Charles Xioajia Li

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Charles Xioajia Li
Occupation CEO
Employer Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd
Location Hong Kong

Charles Xioajia Li is the CEO of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd. In June of 2012, HKEx agreed to pay 1.39 billion pounds ($2.15 billion) for the London Metal Exchange, outbidding Intercontinental Exchange. This transaction is the exchange's first overseas acquisition and gives the exchange its first commodities contracts.


Prior to HKEx, Li served as non-executive director of the Shanghai Pudong Development Bank Co Ltd and as non-executive director of the China Vanke Co Ltd from 2008 to 2010.[1]

Li served as chairman for J.P. Morgan China from 2003 to 2009 and was responsible for all of J.P. Morgan's businesses in China.[2]

From 1994 to 2003, he worked at Merrill Lynch China and served as president from 1999 to 2003. During his service at Merrill Lynch, he was responsible for a wide range of investment banking businesses of the firm. Li also worked as an associate for Brown & Wood, New York and Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York.


Li received a B.A. in English from Xiamen University in China, a M.A. in Journalism from the University of Alabama, and a J.D. from Columbia University.


  1. Executive Director, Chief Executive. Hong Kong Exchanges.
  2. Appointment of Charles Li as the next Chief Executive of HKEx. WFE.