SGX names ING’s Herry Cho new head of sustainability and sustainable finance, Companies & Markets

Thu, Jan 14, 2021 – 5:50 AM


THE Singapore Exchange (SGX) has appointed Herry Cho as managing director, head of sustainability and sustainable finance. The position is newly created as part of the company’s efforts to expand its sustainability efforts.

Ms Cho will assume the role from Feb 8, and drive the strategic direction of SGX’s environmental, social and governance ambitions, as well as broaden and deepen its sustainable finance pillars.

She will report to SGX’s chief executive officer Loh Boon Chye.

Previously the head of sustainable finance Asia-Pacific at ING, Ms Cho was responsible for spearheading ING’s sustainability strategy and direction for the region. She has facilitated more than 30 sustainable transactions including green, social and sustainable bonds and loans, as well as sustainability-linked loans.

In the more than 13 years she spent with ING, she also spearheaded various projects and helped establish ING’s first sustainable finance team outside of the firm’s headquarters in Amsterdam.

Her appointment is part of SGX’s latest move to expand and develop its newly-launched SGX First (Future in Reshaping Sustainability Together) platform, a multi-asset exchange-led sustainability platform.

SGX shares closed up S$0.03 at S$10.02.

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