BGC Partners, a brokerage company servicing the wholesale financial and real estate markets, has appointed Peter Pao as director, Greater China.
Pao, who brings more than 30 years of broking experience and capital markets expertise, joins BGC Hong Kong to manage its business across Greater China and to pursue regional business opportunities.
He will be based in Hong Kong and will report directly to Len Harvey, executive managing director and general manager, Asia-Pacific.
"I'm delighted to welcome Peter to our growing Asia-Pacific management team," says Harvey. "Peter has enjoyed a successful career within the inter-dealer broker industry. He has a deep understanding of the opportunities within this region, and his strong relationships with key financial institutions together with his extensive managerial experience, make him an ideal addition to our firm as we focus on growth within this critical region."
"I am delighted to join Len and his team and to leverage my industry experience to capitalise on new opportunities across Greater China," says Pao. "BGC has a terrific reputation due to its impressive business growth, sophisticated technology platform, and the caliber of its management team which I am excited to be a part of."
Pao joins BGC from Tullett Prebon where he was chairman of Greater China and general manager of TP Sitico. Previously, he was managing director, Greater China, at Tullett Prebon. His other career highlights included serving as chairman of the Inter-dealer Brokers' Association of Hong Kong and serving on the executive board of the Treasury Markets Association in Hong Kong.