Desmond Liu

Desmond Liu

Executive Vice Chairman

Mr. Desmond Liu is a financial services industry leader and seasoned practitioner in Private Banking.  He has a wealth of over 35 years’ experience in managing start-ups and mature businesses in banking and financial institutions, and served as Head of Private Banking in major banks in Hong Kong.

Mr. Liu was the Managing Director and Head of North Asia of Standard Chartered Bank, responsible for building and growing the private banking business in Greater China.  Under his leadership, Mr. Liu accomplished 4 consecutive record revenue years with AUM almost doubled between 2013 and 2016.


Prior to this, Mr. Liu served as the Managing Director and Head of North Asia of HSBC, managing both onshore and offshore Private Banking business in North Asia, including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and Philippines.  Before joining HSBC in 2007, Mr. Liu was the Managing Director and Head of Private Banking for North Asia and Greater China in DBS (Hong Kong) Limited.  He also held various senior positions in Citibank, Lehman Brothers and Prudential-Bache Securities (U.S.) previously.


In addition, Mr. Liu also played important roles in professional associations. He was the Chairman of Private Banking Committee of Hong Kong Association of Banks, Founding Executive Member of Private Wealth Management Association and Executive Committee Member of Equal Opportunity Commission which was appointed by the Chief Executive of Hong Kong at that moment.


Mr. Liu holds MBA from Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania and currently is the Executive Vice Chairman of Venture Smart.