CQG hires Benjamin Soong as President APAC and Rick Chang as Head of Greater China


CQG, a global provider of high-performance technology solutions for traders, brokers, commercial hedgers, and exchanges, has announced that it has added Benjamin Soong to its team as President, APAC, and Rick Chang as Head of Greater China. Rod Giffen, previously CQG President, APAC, is now Chief Experience Officer (CXO).

CQG has recently signed 14 futures commission merchants in China to help clients trade within China and into international markets.

Soong and Chang are both based in Shanghai. The move follows the recent appointment of Andy Jennings as CQG Head of EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa), operating out of the London office.

Ryan Moroney, CQG President, commented:

As we embark next year on our 40th anniversary – representing one of the most enduring technology firms in the financial markets industry – we have evolved in the past couple of years from a product-focused company to one that offers a range of critical solutions throughout the Americas, EMEA and APAC. We’ve made significant changes to our structure and laid the foundation to ensure we are nimble and can scale as an organization.

Ben and Rick bring a wealth of experience and have extraordinary relationships in APAC and specifically within China. Ben is perfectly positioned to lead our business and ensure we continue to meet the diverse needs in the region. Combined with Andy’s recent elevation to Head of EMEA, Rod’s new role of CXO, our outstanding blend of long-standing employees, and the talented new hires we’ve been adding to offices globally, we are dedicated more than ever to helping clients meet the unique challenges they face around the world with innovative, tailored market solutions.

Soong said:

It is a very exciting time to join CQG, as the company continues to expand rapidly across the globe. As the financial markets become more integrated, CQG’s strong track record as a market leader in financial markets technology – along with our new commitment to comprehensive solutions – make us the ideal choice for meeting growing demand in the region.

Technology today is evolving rapidly, and customers are constantly looking for better stability, functionality, and coverage without sacrificing efficiency. With our solutions, end-users don’t have to compromise. I look forward to building a world-class team that will help us accelerate our growth across Asia Pacific.

Prior to CQG, Soong was a Head of Asia Pacific for Ledger, a global leader in blockchain security technology. He has also worked for S&P Global Market Intelligence, KPMG and Deloitte.

Chang also joins CQG from Ledger and will now report to Soong and oversee CQG’s continued growth in Greater China.

CQG’s APAC presence includes offices in Singapore, Tokyo, Sydney, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.

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