Philippe Dirckx

Managing Director – Head of Fixed Income

Philippe Dirckx is the Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income at ASIFMA. Based in Hong Kong, he leads ASIFMA’s Fixed Income initiatives for its 130+ member firms across Asia.

Philippe Dirckx is an international banking executive with broad experience in banking, technology, and covering financial markets from trading to post-trade. He has also been recognised as an industry expert on market infrastructure developments with his focus being on the Asian region for the past 20 years,

Before joining us at ASIFMA, Philippe was the Founder and Managing Director of Senfinasia, providing consulting services to market infrastructures, financial Institutions and technology companies. Prior to this, he was Managing Director, Head of Markets & Initiatives Asia Pacific at SWIFT, and lead a team of industry experts responsible for driving the execution of SWIFT’s strategy in the region. Philippe was also the Programme Director for Australia’s New Payment Platform (NPP) responsible for the delivery of SWIFT infrastructure to the industry. Before joining SWIFT, Philippe was Managing Director and Regional Head of Intermediaries and Market Infrastructures with Citi Securities Services for Asia Pacific. Preceding that, he was Head of Asia Pacific for Euroclear and worked for Fortis in a variety of executive roles in both Europe and Asia.

Philippe holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the Louvain-la-Neuve University, Belgium and an Executive Master’s Degree in Management from the Solvay Business School in Brussels.