Our Team

The team at AAX
brings a wealth of perspectives and experience
  • Thor Chan

    Chief Executive Officer

    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 Operating Officer

    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

    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,<br /> Kroll's Cyber Risk Practice

    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.

  • 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.

  • Jamie Khurshid

    Voted by financial news as one of the top 40 under 40 in trading and technology (2014) and ranked in the ‘Exchange invest’ Top 1000 most influential people in global financial markets 2017. Worked throughout his career between New York and London at investment firms Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse and The Royal Bank of Scotland with responsibility for new business, regulation, product development and strategic investments. He was closely involved in the establishment of two investment bank consortium ventures, Boat Services Ltd and Turquoise Exchange now owned and operated by the London Stock Exchange Group. In 2014 he joined Cinnober Financial Technology as a partner and took on the role of CEO at Cinnober Boat, Europe’s longest running independent regulatory and transparency services vehicle, where he successfully designed and delivered the first European voluntary transparency regime for the global bullion market on behalf of the London Bullion Market Association, authorised by the Bank of England and the FCA.

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.

LSEGPart of
London Stock Exchange Group

AAAX 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 London Stock Exchange, Borsa Italiana, Johannesburg Stock Exchange, and Singapore Exchange.

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