As CPO, Kerry Rooks will be responsible for the function across the Group, leading a team of HR professionals in Hong Kong, Mainland China and internationally.
Kerry Rooks (pictured above) takes on the role of Chief People Officer at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) where she is responsible for the HR function across the HKEX Group. In her role as CPO, Rooks will lead a team of HR professionals in Hong Kong, Mainland China and internationally, with the aim of cultivating talent and talent management programmes.
Rooks takes up her position on 10 January 2022 and will report to HKEX CEO, Nicolas Aguzin. She will also serve as a member on the group's management committee.
"I am very pleased to welcome Kerry to HKEX and to the management team. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience, having led a HR team supporting 1,300 employees, working as part of a global HR team spanning 22 countries," Aguzin said in a press release.
"During her career, Kerry has worked in New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong in some of the world’s biggest insurance groups, in a variety of HR roles, and I know that her deep and broad experience will be invaluable to us as we continue to develop our business.”
Previously Rooks worked at Prudential as Chief Human Resources Officer, in various HR roles for New York Life International - Asia, based out of Hong Kong; AIG in both New York and Hong Kong; and Prudential Life Insurance in Tokyo.
She takes over from Paul Choi, Group Head of HR, who plans to pursue other career interests outside of the Group. Choi will remain with HKEX as an advisor until 31 March 2022.
"On behalf of HKEX, I would like to thank Paul for his commitment and contributions as Group Head of HR. Over the last three years, he has supported the Board and management team in accelerating the transformation of the Group’s HR function, including the journey to upgrade the company’s leadership and diversity training programmes and to modernise the Group’s digital HR platforms. We wish him the very best in the next phase of his career,” added Aguzin.
Lead image / Provided (Kerry Rooks, CPO, HKEX)