In light of its continuing transition, the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) today announced that it has selected Ferheen Mahomed to serve as its Group General Counsel effective from today.
The new senior appointment comes in the context of HKEX’s implementation of an internal reorganisation to better align its resources to its strategic objectives. In this connection, Ms. Mahomed will head the exchange’s legal services department, as well as oversee the group’s legal function, including the teams at the London Metal Exchange (LME) and LME Clear.
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Ms. Ferheen has been heavily involved in the financial community and she was a former member of the product advisory committee of the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong. She also served as member of the Asia Pacific legal and regulatory Committee of ISDA and vice chairman of the banking and finance committee of the French chamber of commerce.
Prior to this position, Ms. Mahomed served most recently as Executive Vice President of Business Development at Pacific Century Group. She also worked as General Counsel for CLSA Asia Pacific Markets for four years after spending 14 years as Asia Pacific General Counsel for Societe Generale. She is both a UK and Hong Kong qualified lawyer having previously worked at Slaughter and May in Hong Kong and London.
Ferheen will report to HKEX Chief Executive Charles Li and work closely with HKEX’s Chief Regulatory Officer and Head of Listing, David Graham, who will continue to have overall group-wide oversight of regulatory matters in addition to his responsibility for the listing, regulatory compliance and secretarial services departments.
Ferheen is a law graduate from the University of Hong Kong and Rhodes Scholar to St. John’s College Oxford, holding a bachelor’s degree in Civil Law from Oxford University.