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Standard Chartered appoints Carlson Tong as independent non-executive director

Staff Writer | London, United Kingdom | February 19, 2019
Carlson TongStandard Chartered announced that Carlson Tong is to be appointed an independent non-executive director with effect from February 21, 2019.
Mr. Carlson will also join the Board Audit, Board Risk and Board Financial Crime Risk Committees.

Mr. Carlson spent over 30 years at KPMG, where he was elected Chairman of KPMG China and Hong Kong in 2007, becoming Asia Pacific Chairman and a member of the global board and global executive team in 2009, before retiring in 2011.

While at KPMG he was actively involved in the work of the securities and futures markets, serving as a member of the Main Board and Growth Enterprise Market Listing Committee of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong from 2002 to 2006 and as its Chairman from 2004 to 2006.

Mr. Carlson was appointed a non-executive director of the Securities and Futures Commission in 2011, becoming its Chairman in 2012 until he stepped down in October 2018.

During his chairmanship, he oversaw the introduction of the Hong Kong and Shanghai/Shenzhen stock connect and the mutual recognition of funds between the mainland and Hong Kong.

Mr. Carlson sits on a number of Hong Kong SAR government and statutory bodies, including as a non-executive director of the Airport Authority of Hong Kong, Chairman of the University Grants Committee and member of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee.

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