Executive Advisor - Asia Pacific at BNP Paribas Securities Services
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Lawrence Au is a seasoned banker at the forefront of the financial industry in the Asia Pacific region for over 30 years working in Hong Kong and Singapore. A pioneer and thought leader in securities services, he was CEO for 16 years with the custody business in APAC of BNP Paribas and Northern Trust, building their business franchise from the ground to become market leaders in the region. In his last chief executive role, he provided leadership to over 2000 employees in 7 countries and 9 offices, with annual revenue in hundred million euros. He was presented Life-time Achievement Award by the Asia Asset Management magazine, and has published a book “”Asia’s Financial Industry 1986-2016″”. He obtained his BA (Hons) degree from University of Hong Kong and MBA from University of Queensland, Australia.
Outside his banking career, he has a passion for wines. He has attained WSET Level 3 certification and is now pursuing Level 4 Diploma. He is also a certified sommelier for Japanese sake.