Our Team

The team at AAX
brings a wealth of perspectives and experience
  • Thor Chan
    Chief Executive Officer at AAX
    Thor was among the first to join AAX and is the mastermind behind the company's product development strategy. His expertise reaches across all operations and is a driving force behind the team's success. His experience includes building global order management systems, global settlement systems, and low-latency trading platforms for professional traders.

    He was previously licensed in Hong Kong to manage equities and derivatives brokerage and trading operations. He's held various roles, including Deputy COO at FDT Group, and product management roles at App Annie, Microsoft, Publicis, and HSBC.
  • Michael Wong
    Chief Commercial Officer at AAX
    Michael brings 18 years of experience in systems architecture, financial platforms, and blockchain technology.

    He is responsible for shaping AAX's technology strategy, partnerships, and architecture - ensuring it is building innovative, institutional-grade solutions.

    He's held various roles at IBM, including as Blockchain Business Development Lead. He was also Global Director of Engineering at City of London-based financial markets technology provider, Integration Systems - specializing in low-latency engineering.
  • Sheel Kohli
    Chief Marketing Officer/ Chief Policy Communications Officer at AAX
    Sheel has been in marketing, communications and journalism for 25 years, working in the financial services and technology industries. Before joining AAX, Sheel served as a member of the Executive Committee and was Global Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for Block.one. He also spent more than a decade at Credit Suisse, where he led Asia-Pacific corporate communications as a Managing Director. Prior to Credit Suisse, Sheel led corporate communications for Asia-Pacific at ING for five years and also worked as a Europe-based business correspondent for the South China Morning Post for just under a decade.

Our advisors lend their unique perspectives to ensure AAX is always at the frontier of learning

  • Paul Jackson
    Managing Director and Asia-Pacific Leader,
    Kroll's Cyber Risk Practice
    Paul arrived as a member of the Hong Kong Police Force in 1988. With an engineering background, he moved into the technology Policing area in the mid-90s when the mobile telecommunications market first opened up. Since then he has pioneered cyber-investigations and digital forensics capabilities within the HK Police, and subsequently with Interpol and JPMorgan.
  • Lorne Chambers
    Head of Sales,
    LSEG Technology
    Lorne is LSEG Technology's MillenniumIT's Head of Sales and Marketing and the latest addition to the Executive Committee. Previously, he worked at Nasdaq, where he was most recently Global Head of Sales and Business Development for SMARTS Integrity, Nasdaq's global surveillance solution for exchanges and regulators.
  • Mike Newell
    Based in London, Mike is the latest addition to our advisory team. He brings rich experience from the financial markets having previously held roles as the Head of Business Development at Bats Global Markets and positions at the London Stock Exchange, Goldman Sachs and IBM. He was also the founder of Fintech company InvestYourWay which was acquired by IG Group.
  • Wendy Wang
    Wendy is a serial entrepreneur with extensive experience in fintech and the crypto economy. She was Huobi's international business director, Chief Marketing Officer at ColdLar, has worked at PwC in the US, and holds an MBA in Finance.

Our Story

AAX is built on
trust, integrity, security and performance
In 2018, a group of high-caliber professionals from the worlds of finance and technology came together with a vision to build a trusted exchange for digital assets.

It would be a platform, where any investor, from individuals to institutions, could buy and sell digital assets and cryptocurrencies in a trusted, regulated and highly liquid environment. An exchange, that would be able to withstand all market conditions. Harnessing the most powerful technology available, to deliver a robust, fault-free and secure experience. An exchange where investors can trade with confidence.

An institutional-grade platform, for everyone.
Part of
London Stock Exchange Group
AAX is the world's first digital asset exchange powered by LSEG Technology.

Leveraging LSEG's proven, robust, and scalable technology, AAX provides institutional exchange performance and reliability.

LSEG Technology has provided solutions adopted by first-tier traditional financial markets all over the world, including the London Stock Exchange, Borsa Italiana, Johannesburg Stock Exchange, and the Singapore Exchange.
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For Everyone.

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