Chow Man-yiu, former CEO of HKEX (0388) and former chairman of Cyberport, has passed away at the age of 76. Cheung Wa-fun, a former member of the financial services sector of the Legislative Council, bluntly said that the death of the other party was a loss to the development of Hong Kong's financial industry, and said that he would always miss the other party.
Chow Man Yiu was appointed Director of Operations Division, the predecessor of HKEX, in 1989 and was previously the Chief Executive Officer of HKEX. In 1997, he became the President of HSBC Investments Asia Pacific.
In 2003, Chow returned to the merged HKEX and served as Chief Executive Officer, succeeded by Li Xiaojia.
HKEx: Chow is a respected leader
Regarding the death of Chow Man Yao, a spokesman for HKEX pointed out that the servants of HKEX expressed deep condolences when they learned of the passing away of former CEO Chow Man Yao.
The spokesman also pointed out that Chow Man Yiu is a leader in the financial industry and a respected leader and close friend of the HKEX family. During his many years of service to The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong and the HKEX Group, Chow has led HKEX through a number of significant milestones in development, laying a solid foundation for the Group and the Hong Kong financial market. HKEX deeply misses Chow Wenyiu.
Chow Man Yiu (third from right) was the Chief Executive Officer of HKEX. (Government profile picture)
He has served as an independent director of many listed companies such as BOC
In October 2010, Chow was appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director of Bank of China (10) and appointed as Chairman of Cyberport by the Government in the same year.
Zhou Wenyao also served as an independent non-executive director of CITIC (0267) and China Mobile (0941). He resigned as an independent non-executive director of China Mobile in May 2022, when the company stated that Zhou Wenyao would not be re-elected due to age.
Chow Man Yiu (pictured) has been the Chief Executive Officer of HKEX for many years. (Profile picture)
Zhang Huafeng: Zhou Wenyao has made a lot of contributions to the development of the financial industry
In an interview with Hong Kong 01, Cheung Wa-fun, a former member of the financial services sector of the Legislative Council, pointed out that he was saddened by the death of Chow Man Yao and bluntly said that the other party had made great contributions to the development of Hong Kong's financial industry and the development of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. He also pointed out that in the past, Chow Man Yiu had exchanges with the securities industry from time to time and was quite considerate of the industry.
Zhang Huafeng also pointed out that before the outbreak of the epidemic, he had met with each other from time to time. About 3 months ago, I met Zhou Wenyao and his wife in a restaurant, and they were quite energetic.
Cai Sicong called Zhou Wenyao a humble gentleman
Cai Sicong, a veteran of the securities industry and permanent honorary president and vice chairman of the Securities Dealers Association, said after hearing this, he felt sad. He pointed out that Chow Man Yiu has made great contributions to Hong Kong's financial and securities industry in the past, and has focused on promoting the automation of trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. At the same time, during his tenure as CEO of HKEX, the relationship with the securities industry was quite ideal.
He also said that Zhou Wenyao was a humble gentleman, talking about Sven, and laughing that he had never seen each other "angry" after many years of acquaintance. Last year, he accompanied his mother Cai Chen Baoxin and several securities industry members to get together with Chow Man Yiu at a restaurant, and the other party was in good health and spirit at that time.