Interactive Brokers, a Nasdaq-listed (IBKR) global brokerage firm, today announced the joining of Cecelia Zhong as Executive Director. Zhong has more than 10 years of experience in the global financial sector.

In an official announcement, Interactive Brokers mentioned that Zhong joined the company on 6 September. The newly appointed Executive Director will be responsible for the growth and expansion of Interactive Brokers in China.

Zhong is based in the Hong Kong office of Interactive Brokers. She will report to David Friedland, Managing Director-Asia Pacific Operations at Interactive Brokers. In April 2021, Interactive Brokers announced the appointment of Michael McClain as its new director of client operations in North America.

Before joining Interactive Brokers, Zhong worked with different leading financial organizations around the world. Zhong held positions with NYSE Euronext where she was responsible for setting up the Exchange’s business hub in Hong Kong for Greater China. Zhong also worked with Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX).

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Cecelia Zhong

“I am pleased to join Interactive Brokers and work alongside such an accomplished team. As the financial landscape in Asia continues to evolve, I look forward to identifying and developing new business opportunities to ultimately benefit the company’s clients,” Zhong said.

Expansion in Asia

In the recent announcement, Interactive Brokers outlined that the company is planning to enhance its presence in Asia and specifically in China and Hong Kong through the appointment of Cecelia Zhong.

“We are excited to welcome Cecelia to Interactive Brokers and her appointment reinforces our commitment to China and serving our clients in Asia. With extensive experience in the financial services industry in Mainland China and Hong Kong, Cecelia will certainly help bolster our local product offerings and strengthen relationships with key market participants in the region,” David Friedland, Managing Director-Asia Pacific Operations at Interactive Brokers, commented.

Zhong is a CFA charter holder. She completed her MBA in Finance from Edinburgh Business School in the UK.


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