Lyndon Chao

Managing Director – Head of Equities

Lyndon Chao is Managing Director of ASIFMA’s Equities Division and leads ASIFMA’s Equities Committee and Post Trade Committee to advocate ASIFMA initiatives involving secondary equity markets and post-trade issues in Asia.  In addition to these two committees, Lyndon also leads a number of working groups such as the China Equities WG and the Listed Warrants WG.

Lyndon is a seasoned leader in financial services who before joining ASIFMA built a 26-year career with Morgan Stanley across several markets in the capacity of Managing Director spanning New York, Hong Kong, Beijing, Taipei and Shanghai, mostly serving as COO.  Lyndon was also seconded by Morgan Stanley both to CICC for its initial launch as well as to CIC as a senior consultant.  He then joined UBS to build a Shanghai Business Solutions Center as Managing Director/General Manager and, prior to ASIFMA, he acted as Senior Advisor to Seikowave, a 3D imaging tech startup focused on disruptive technologies for the energy sector.  He also serves on the Board of the Shanghai American School.

Born in Taiwan and raised in the US, Lyndon is fluent in English and Putonghua.  He has an Executive MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University and Hong Kong University of Science And Technology (joint program with Kellogg) as well as a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from Northwestern University.