Dr. GAO Han
Founder, CEO, HKbitEX
Dr. Gao Han is the Founder and CEO of HKbitEX. He founded HKbitEX in 2019 and with the vision of building HKbitEX into a world-leading digital asset trading platform.
Prior to establishing HKbitEX, Dr. Gao worked at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd (HKEX). As a core member of the China team, Dr. Gao participated in the design, implementation and promotion of strategic products of HKEX, such as Stock Connect, Bond Connect, corporate listings, various derivatives, and was involved in formulating HKEX’s strategies and business plans as well as specific project implementation plans in Greater China.
From 2013 to 2016, Dr. Gao was CEO of Sinolink Securities (HK) Limited. He was in charge of business acquisitions and managed the post-acquisition company.
From 2008 to 2012, Dr. Gao served as Head of the Proprietary Trading Team at China Investment Corporation. Prior to that, he was a trader of the Proprietary Trading Team at Goldman Sachs in New York.
Dr. Gao is the author of Trading and Exchanges – Trader, Market Structure and Regulation and Algorithmic Trading – Trading System, Strategy and Execution.
Dr. Gao has a bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua University, and a master's degrees and PhD from the University of Chicago. During his doctoral degree, he worked at Argonne National Laboratory in the United States, researching high-performance computing, distributed and parallel computing, and its applications in the financial industry.