Julia Leung, the Chief Executive Officer of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), shared a message to the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) to celebrate its 50th anniversary: “Big congratulations to the HKICPA on your golden jubilee. For half a century, your exemplary commitment to the excellence of the accounting profession has buttressed the quality, integrity and reputation of Hong Kong’s capital markets. The SFC shares your vision to develop Hong Kong as an international financial centre and also applauds your efforts in standard setting and gatekeeping to realize this vision. We look forward to closer cooperation with HKICPA and wish you an even brighter future in the next 50 years.”
“Big congratulations to the HKICPA on your golden jubilee. For half a century, your exemplary commitment to the excellence of the accounting profession has buttressed the quality, integrity and reputation of Hong Kong’s capital markets.”
Leung has been in her current office since 1 January 2023. After joining the SFC in March 2015 as Executive Director of the Investment Products Division, Leung became Executive Director of the Intermediaries Division in June 2016 and took on the additional capacity of Deputy CEO in March 2018.
With more than 25 years of public service, Leung has extensive experience in financial regulation, market development and international cooperation. Prior to joining the SFC, Leung was the Under Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury from August 2008 to December 2013. Before that, she served at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority for 14 years, spending the last eight years as the executive director responsible for financial cooperation with Mainland and other international regulators.
Leung graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and earned a master’s degree from Columbia University in the city of New York. In 2014, she authored a book on how Asia has surmounted various financial crises.