Profile: StanChart's senior in-house in HK

Author: | Published: 9 Dec 2010

“It’s always a high when an initial public offering (IPO) you have worked on hits the market. It’s just like a marriage: the wedding day is glorious, the happiest day of your life ... but who is thinking of the upkeep challenges they might face the next day?”

Bill Wang has made a career out of marriage maintenance. And as Standard Chartered’s senior in-house counsel since 2006, and company secretary for its Hong Kong franchise since 2010, he has certainly had his hands full.

Indeed, Wang has spent the best part of the last two years ensuring the smooth running of an Indian Depositary Receipt (IDR) issue – and thereby helping cement Standard Chartered’s place in the history books as the first-ever foreign company to list in India via an IDR program.

“It was both a very rewarding and a very...