Senior Managing Director Head of Emerging Technologies Center
Hu Liang is a senior managing director and head of the Emerging Technologies Center at State Street. The Emerging Technologies Center focuses on the identifying, exploring and prototyping of emerging and disruptive technologies that could have broad impacts on State Street and the financial service industry as a whole.
Previously, Hu spent 2011 through 2015 in Hong Kong, overseeing parts of State Street’s Global Markets and Global Exchange businesses in Asia Pacific. He led State Street Global Exchange in Asia Pacific since its formation in 2013. Prior to this role he was responsible for the electronic platform businesses in Asia Pacific, including the FX Connect and Currenex.
Currently located in Bay Area, California and a long time Silicon Valley veteran, Hu joined State Street as part of the Currenex acquisition in 2007, where he was one of the earliest members. He led numerous technology and business initiatives within Currenex including the design of its algorithmic trading engine as well as starting the margin FX business. Prior to Currenex, Hu founded the technology service provider Forion in 1999 that provided managed authentication and authorization services to the then newly emerging ASP and SaaS industries. Earlier still, he was a principal member of an e-Commerce management-consulting firm focused on online commerce and the financial service industry. Hu started his career performing software development for IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California.
Hu holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University in New Jersey and received his MBA from the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.