Kevin Rideout joined HKEX in 2015 as head of global client development. He is principally responsible for international and mainland client relationship management and marketing services. Mr Rideout joined HKEX from Citigroup Global Markets where he served 5 years as head of wholesale execution services in Asia. He was also chief spokesman on the implementation of the Stock Connect program launched by HKEX. Prior to this, he was the global head of market infrastructures based in London, where he led a global team to harness commercial arrangements with stock exchanges, clearing houses and depositories around the world. He also founded and led a new business group for Citigroup in the clearing HFT/Prop trading business. Prior to joining Citi, Mr Rideout spent 10 years at Thomson Reuters.