[HONG KONG] Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd renewed the contract of Chief Executive Charles Li for a further three years, it said in a filing on Wednesday.
Mr Li's contract will now end on Oct 15, 2018 and his pay remains unchanged at HK$9 million a year, the exchange said.
Mr Li has overseen a 66 per cent increase in the exchange operator's stock price this year, as increased trading volumes from the stock connect programme with Shanghai and a fee increase on the HKEx-owned London Metal Exchange boosted profits.
Former JPMorgan banker Li, whose Chinese name is Li Xiaojia, joined HKEx in 2009 and set out a strategy of tying the exchange's fortunes more closely to mainland China.
The next step in his strategy of mutual market access with China is to establish a commodities trading link similar to the Shanghai stock connect programme, Mr Li said in May.