Diginex taps Chi-Won Yoon as Asia Chairman

Published 

Diginex, a digital asset financial services and advisory company, has hired financial services stalwart Mr. Chi-Won Yoon as Chairman of Asia.

Mr. Yoon has more than three decades of experience in financial services, with a career that has spanned investment banking, wealth management and asset management.

Mr. Yoon’s most recent role prior to Diginex was Vice Chairman of UBS Wealth Management, responsible for developing and enhancing long-term strategic relationships. Mr. Yoon announced his retirement from UBS last year, after 22 years with the firm.

During his tenure, Mr. Yoon served as President and CEO of UBS AG, Asia Pacific, and a member of the UBS Group Executive Board from 2009 to 2015. In this capacity, he oversaw the entire firm in 13 countries around the region and was responsible for UBS’s three main divisions: Investment Banking, Wealth Management and Global Asset Management.

Mr. Yoon joined UBS in 1997 and established the equity derivatives business in Asia. He then held various positions in the investment bank including Head of Equities and Head of Securities Asia Pacific. He also served as the Hong Kong Country Head.

Prior to joining UBS, Mr. Yoon worked at Lehman Brothers in New York and Hong Kong and, before that, at Merrill Lynch in New York.

“We are delighted to have Chi-Won join us at this important juncture of Diginex’s evolution. His vast and impressive career has meant Chi-Won has decades of experience in a multitude of dynamic operating environments. His wisdom and operating experience will be invaluable as we expand our financial services offering,” says Mr. Miles Pelham, Chairman of Diginex.

Based in Hong Kong, Mr. Yoon will work closely with Diginex business heads to bring its digital asset financial services and blockchain solutions to partners and investors throughout Asia.

“Digital assets and blockchain technology have huge potential for growth over the next decade and Diginex is a pioneer in this space. I am very excited to join the business in this critical part of its growth,” added Mr. Yoon.

Mr. Yoon holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from M.I.T. and a master’s degree in finance from M.I.T.’s Sloan School of Management.

Most recent episodes

Future Monetary Policy Path Sets Markets Against Central Banks

Welcome to the latest edition of Liquidity Link Live, your exclusive market analysis provided by Northern Trust Asset Management.

05:19

Podcast - Journeys to Treasury Deep-Dive: Cash Flow Hedge Accounting at JT Group

Listen to this audible case study, which provides a lens over the details of a recent cash flow hedge accounting project undertaking by the JT Group treasury team.

33:38

Podcast - Innovation as an Enabler: Sustaining Global Trade Finance in Uncertain Times

J.P. Morgan's Bayo Osolake, who joins Eleanor Hill (TMI) to discuss how treasurers can facilitate global trade in the currently turbulent macroeconomic environment.

13:07

Relative Normality On Horizon — But Divergent Monetary Policy Pathways Likely

Welcome to the latest edition of Liquidity Link Live, your exclusive market analysis provided by Northern Trust Asset Management.

06:34

Audio TMI - MMF Reform Proposals Threaten LVNAV Viability for European Treasurers

Proposed MMF changes currently being debated at European Commission level endanger the utility of one of the most popular forms of MMF used by corporate investors across the continent.

Audio TMI - Special FX

Two experts from NatWest share the inside track on how treasurers can better manage FX risks by shaking up legacy processes and old-fashioned thinking, improving data coll...

15:27

Audio TMI - Roadmap Towards a First-Class Group Treasury

As the perennial debate continues around the pros and cons of a centralised tre...

12:28

Audio TMI - How Etihad Covered all Three ESG Elements in One Sustainability-Linked Financing

Etihad Airways recently raised US$1.2bn in the first sustainability-linked loan in global aviation with terms that relate to all three areas of ESG.

13:26

Reducing Friction in International Payments: Five Steps for Treasury Teams

What are the steps that treasury teams can take to remove roadblocks in processing international payments? Daniela Eder, Gibran Maqsood, and Karsten Becker (Barclays) to answer this question.

30:31

Keeping the Plates Spinning: the Art of Treasury Project Management

Sandra Shen (Actualize Consulting) joins TMI's Tom Alford to offer professional insight into what defines successful treasury project management. 

18:27