Pico appoints ex-IHS Markit Bo Zhou as Head of APAC

Pico has appointed Bo Zhou as Head of APAC to drive Pico’s expansion efforts in the region while overseeing all sales, operations, and engineering throughout Asia Pacific, in partnership with key global executives.

Bo Zhou joins Pico after most recently playing the role of Partner and Senior Managing Director at IHS Markit (now S&P Global), where she led a team responsible for significant growth throughout the region, including the launch in specific key countries such as China, while managing senior client relationships in all APAC markets.

With more than 15 years of financial markets industry experience, she served in various leadership positions at Bloomberg, such as Company Director and Regional Business Manager for its global fixed income and trading solutions in Hong Kong and New York.

Bo Zhou holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and earned a Financial Technology Option certificate from the MIT School of Management.

True global, borderless data and trading access to all liquid electronic markets

Pico addresses the growing need for global access and connectivity to all liquid markets. The firm’s global presence and scale, combined with operational excellence and market-leading software and analytics, continue to be major competitive advantages.

The company provides instant access to more than 300 venues across equities, derivatives, foreign exchange, and fixed income markets through PicoNet, Pico’s proprietary, low-latency network.

PicoNet is a fully redundant network interconnecting all major financial data centers around the world including all major public cloud providers.

Jarrod Yuster, Chairman, Founder and CEO of Pico, said: “As Pico continues to expand globally, we have focused on building our leadership team with the most talented individuals in the industry. Bo’s background in the APAC region, her experience growing businesses and her trading and markets expertise will help accelerate Pico’s growth in the APAC market. Markets in Asia and elsewhere continue to mature and Pico is positioned at the center, providing technology, connectivity and data to those emerging financial ecosystems. Our clients want the ability to trade from anywhere to anywhere with true global, borderless data and trading access to all liquid electronic markets. We are delighted to have Bo join Pico’s executive leadership team as we continue our strategic expansion in the APAC region.”

Bo Zhou, Head of APAC at Pico, commented: “Pico continues to increase its global footprint and has expanded into all the major APAC markets including Singapore, Japan, Greater China, South Korea, and Australia. I’m excited about this tremendous opportunity to help Pico’s global clients realize the benefits APAC’s emerging markets have to offer, in addition to offering APAC clients global connectivity through Pico’s network.”