Charles Lin
GF Holdings (Hong Kong) Corporation Limited

Since 2022, Charles Lin has been the CEO of GF Holdings (Hong Kong) Corporation Limited, the international arm of GF Securities Co., Limited (“GF Securities”). GF Securities is one of the top ten investment banks in China.

Charles has about two decades of experience in the financial industry. Prior to joining GF Holdings (Hong Kong), Charles was Vice Chairman of CLSA (2020-2022) where he helped the company establish an international presence. Before that, he spent eight years at Vanguard in Hong Kong (2011-2019), most recently as CEO of Asia, overseeing the business across the region, including Japan. Charles was instrumental in the growth and expansion of Vanguard’s business in Greater China.

Previously, he was Head of Greater China for Brazil’s Itau Asia Securities based in Hong Kong (2009-2011), responsible for developing their equity and fixed income trading business with central banks, sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and insurance companies. Charles has also worked at Deutsche Asset Management where he developed its QDII business in China (2008-2009).

Charles serves as a Member of the Process Review Panel for the HKSAR’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), a New Business Committee Member of Hong Kong’s Financial Services Development Council (FSDC), a Committee Member of the Index Expert Committee organized by Shenzhen Securities Information Co. Ltd.

Charles holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, and studied at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and Harvard Business School.