ICI Global Leadership
Qiumei Yang is CEO, ICI Global Asia Pacific. Yang comes to ICI Global from the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx), where she served as deputy head of the market development division and head of mainland development. Yang played a critical role in the exchange’s business development and assisted in HKEx’s acquisition of the London Metal Exchange.
Yang’s career also includes 10 years at the China Securities Regulatory Commission in roles including deputy director general for the department of investment fund supervision. In that job, she represented the People’s Republic of China in the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), serving on the standing committee on investment management. She also chaired IOSCO’s working group on investment funds in the IOSCO emerging market committee.
In addition, Yang has taught at universities in the United States and Latvia, and for several years worked as a consultant to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Peking University and her PhD in economics from the University of Illinois.