Andrew Sheng

Chairman -- Securities & Futures Commission -- Hong Kong

As Hong Kong's stock market struggles to shed its Wild West image, the city can count itself lucky to have an out-of-town sheriff policing its markets: Andrew Sheng, chairman of the Securities & Futures Commission. Sheng is an ethnic Chinese Malaysian who began his career at Malaysia's central bank, where he worked his way up to chief economist before joining the World Bank in 1989. After a five-year stint at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Sheng took over as SFC chairman in October, 1998, the low point of the Asian meltdown.

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