Ashley Alder is the Chief Executive Officer of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) and the Chairman of the Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions.
Ashley started his career as a lawyer in London in 1984. He came to Hong Kong in 1989 with the international law firm Herbert Smith, practising corporate and business law. He was
Executive Director of Corporate Finance at the SFC from 2001 to 2004, before returning to Herbert Smith, later as head of the firm’s Asia Region. He rejoined the SFC in 2011.
Ashley attained his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of London in 1982 and graduated from the University of Cambridge with a Master of Laws degree in 1983.