Gary Hwa
Across the globe, the financial services industry continues to evolve at an unprecedented pace, influenced by emerging technologies, automation and external cybersecurity threats.

Gary Hwa

EY Global Financial Services Markets Executive Chair and EY Asia-Pacific Financial Services Regional Managing Partner

Passionate change-agent across the financial services industry. Avid golfer. Global sports fan. Father of two.

Areas of focus Financial Services Strategy
Office Hong Kong SAR

Gary is Regional Managing Partner for EY Asia-Pacific Financial Services. He is also Chair of the EY Global Financial Services Markets Executive, responsible for driving market growth and client service across the EY network of financial services leaders around the world.

In the Asia-Pacific Area, he leads a team of more than 6,700 professionals across ASEAN, Greater China, Korea and Oceania focused exclusively on providing client service in asset management, banking, capital markets, insurance and wealth management.

With a career spanning nearly three decades, he holds a unique mix of perspectives, global connectivity and cross-border experience along with deep financial services knowledge.

Gary has also served as an advisor to the Hong Kong government’s Policy Research Committee of the Financial Services Development Council.

He received his MBA in Accountancy and bachelor’s degree in Finance from Pace University.

How Gary is building a better working world

“I believe we will see new strides in financial inclusion, tackling poverty and boosting economic growth across the Asia-Pacific region. Achieving these results will require increased cooperation between all parties, public and private, in the financial services ecosystem. The big takeout for banks is that almost all of the world’s successful financial inclusion initiatives are being done in collaboration – not in competition – with financial institutions. From a commercial perspective, the opportunity is not in providing simple financial services; the payback will be about delivering a societal good. At EY, we look forward to working with all parties to support these vital economic and humanitarian endeavors.”

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