MarketAxess Holdings, which runs an electronic trading platform for fixed-income securities, has appointed Riad Chowdhury as head of Asia Pacific, effective September 23 2020.
Based in Singapore, Chowdhury will be responsible for all of the company's business operations in the region, including expanding its relationships with regional and global institutional investors and dealers. He will report to Christophe Roupie, head of EMEA and APAC.
Chowdhury joins MarketAxess from Standard Chartered Bank, where he was most recently managing director, head of global execution services for Asia. He is an experienced leader in the development and adoption of e-trading technologies, having spearheaded successful global initiatives across both rates and FX.
Prior to Standard Chartered, Chowdhury held senior roles at ANZ Banking Group and Deutsche Bank, coordinating new business development and revenue growth with both Asian and international clients. He also has extensive experience in designing and developing systems for trade execution and market data optimization, including the management of development and technology teams.