Philippe El-Asmar, New Chairman for Hong Kong

24 Feb 2016

Dear LIFE Members and Friends,
I am pleased to announce that our Board of Directors has appointed Philippe El-Asmar as the new Chairman of the LIFE Hong Kong Committee.
Philippe El-Asmar is Founding Partner and CBDO at Amareos; he is also Founder and Principal at PEA Global Consulting, a boutique consultancy firm specialising in the Financial Services & FinTech segment and a Lecturer at HKUST and HKU on Finance and
Prior to FinTech and Consultancy, Philippe had 17 years experience in global Financial Services. He worked in the major financial centres (Paris, Tokyo, NY, HK…), across all asset classes and products.
Philippe served as Global Head of Equities Distribution and Head of Distribution of Asia Pacific at Barclays in Hong Kong managing a team of 800 sales professionals globally and as Global Head of Investor Solutions at Barclays in New York.
At Barclays, he was a member of the Equities Executive Committee, Asia Pacific Executive Committee, Global Markets Management Committee and Senior Leadership Committee group.
Philippe pioneered the Exchange Traded Notes Industry by creating the iPath ETN in 2006.
Prior to joining Barclays, Philippe was the Head of Structured Investments Sales and Head of Structuring at Société Générale in NY and Head of Equity Structuring at Société Générale Tokyo.
Philippe is multilingual and graduated from ESSEC in France.
Please find below the complete list of current Hong Kong committee members:

  • Philippe El Asmar (Chair)
  • Henri Arslanian
  • Rawad Khodr
  • Elie Khoueiri
  • Zeina Mouawad
  • David Sefri
  • Antoine Sirgi

Please join me in thanking Antoine Sirgi for successfully chairing LIFE’s Hong Kong chapter, in lending your full support to Philippe in his new role and in wishing good luck to the committee for the year ahead.
With my very best wishes,