The Hong Kong Academy of Finance (AoF) launched a new leadership development programme today (8 November). This Financial Leaders Programme (the Programme) aims to inspire talents with considerable experience in the financial industry, to equip them with a mindset to lead, to enhance their understanding of financial issues from a macro and systemic perspectives, as well as to expand their professional network.

The Programme offers a unique opportunity for participants to engage in dialogue with and learn from top leaders in the Government, regulatory authorities, financial institutions and the business sector. Each year, the Programme will admit around 15 promising financial talents from a diverse background at approximately two levels below the Chief Executive Officer position. The Programme will be offered on a part-time basis and lasts for about 9 months, with the 2022 cohort commencing in April 2022. Application will open between 8 November 2021 and 9 January 2022. Applications received will be considered by the Membership Committee of the AoF. Further information about the Programme and the application form are available from the AoF website.

The Programme is jointly supported by all the financial regulators in Hong Kong, namely the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), the Securities and Futures Commission, the Insurance Authority and the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority, and the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau.

Mr Eddie Yue, Chairman of the AoF and Chief Executive of the HKMA, said, “Expanding global perspectives and thought leadership capabilities of our financial leaders is important to the further development of Hong Kong as a leading international financial centre. The Programme aims to broaden the participants’ perspectives to think beyond the short-term and outside their own business areas, and expand their network. I encourage our talents to seize this opportunity and take part in this unique leadership development programme.”

 

Hong Kong Academy of Finance
8 November 2021



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