Head of Equities Technology Transformation
Jia-Yan Gu is Head of Equities Technology Transformation at HSBC where she works with global software engineering teams to build scalable and resilient systems that enable sustainable growth across the Equities business. Jia-Yan graduated from Cambridge University in 2008 with a master’s degree in Electrical and Information Engineering and was offered a place on a prestigious international exchange programme at MIT where she joined the founding team that built UK’s first road legal solar car and raced in the World Solar Challenge. After graduating, Jia-Yan joined BT and became Senior Research Scientist specialising in semantic web technology for business intelligence. She then joined Goldman Sachs in 2013 where she led a team of full-stack engineers developing front office trading platforms. Jia-Yan has represented the UK at the global youth forum, One Young World, and has been recognised for her leadership in technology and philanthropy in the Asian Women of Achievement Awards and the WISE Awards.