Amundi picks chief exec for Asia

Eddy Wong
Amundi Asset Management Australia Limited - Chief Executive Officer
Date: 9 November 2023
Position: Chief Executive Officer
By Elizabeth Fry

Amundi, the US$2.09 trillion asset manager, has named Eddy Wong as chief executive for Asia.

In this role, Wong will lead Amundi's operations in north and south Asia, and the asset manager's joint ventures in mainland China.

He also became a member of Amundi's executive committee.He replaces Kerry Ching who left at the end of October.

Wong joins Amundi after 13 years with JP Morgan Asset Management, where he held several senior roles, including the head of China .

Most recently, he was Asia Pacific head of institutional business.

He has also held several senior positions with Eastspring Investments and HSBC Asset Management.

Meanwhile, Xiaofeng Zhong, chairman of Amundi Greater China since 2020, has been appointed vice chairman of Asia.

Zhong joined Amundi Hong Kong Limited in 2011 as deputy chief executive of sales and marketing before being appointed head of North Asia in 2012.

Before joining Amundi, Zhong worked at Groupe Crédit Agricole, holding various positions in France and Greater China, mainly within the investment banking arm