AFM Chairman

2013 - until present - Chris Sturgess

Director: Commodity Derivatives,  Johannesburg Stock Exchange

Chris joined the South African Agricultural Derivatives Market known as SAFEX while it was still in its infancy stage back in 1997. Since then he has been part of a small dedicated team that has focused on the growth and development of the agricultural derivatives market. This has provided an opportunity to specialize in all spheres of the exchange business, from trading through to clearing including the challenges of physical delivery and the necessary environment to facilitate this. In 2012 he took over as head of the commodities market at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

 

2012 – 2013 – György Dudás

CEO, KELER
Vice-chairman, ECSDA

György DudásGyörgy – a graduate of the University of Economics, Budapest – has joined KELER Group, the CSD and clearing house of Hungary, in 1995. Since then he has fulfilled various positions within the company and acts as CEO since 2003.

He has been one of the founding members of CEECSDA (Central and Eastern European Central Securities Depositories Association) in 1998, acting as general secretary since 2003 until the merger with ECSDA (European Central Securities Depositories Association) in 2006.

Vice-chairman of ECSDA and representative of KELER in ISSA (International Securities Services Association).

 

2011-2012 - Tony C. Fan

Taiwan Futures Exchange; Chairman

 

Dr. Fan assumed chairmanship of the Taiwan Futures Exchange in July 2010, after his term as Chairman of the Taiwan Depository and Clearing Corporation 2008-2010. From 2001 to 2008, he was Chairman of TransAsian Airways, and chaired the Association of Airfreight Forwarding & Logistics from 2005 to 2008. He was also Chairman of Askey Computer Corp. from 2001 to 2006.  From 1997 to 2001, he was Chairman of the Fuhwa Securities Corp.  Dr. Fan received his Ph.D in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Cambridge, UK, in 1993.

2010-2011 - Alan van Griethuysen

NYSE Euronext; Executive Director

            

Alan van Griethuysen (49) began his career at the European Options Exchange. When the EOE merged with the Amsterdam Stock Exchange Association in 1997 to create Amsterdam Exchanges, he was appointed Deputy Director of the derivatives market responsible for the floor to screen migration of the Amsterdam options and futures products from 1998 to December 2002. In 2000 he was promoted to the position of Director. Following the initial three-way merger of the local exchanges of Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris to form Euronext, he was promoted to Executive Director of derivative markets. The subsequent acquisition of LIFFE, saw him appointed Executive Director of Sales in 2003. With the creation of NYSE Euronext, Alan also assumed responsibility for strategic development of the Asian market. In April 2009 he was appointed Regional Business Head; as Executive Director he is responsible for Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg), Germany, Scandinavia, Switzerland, Asia, and also for Business Intelligence and Dutch & Belgium Retail Services.

2009-2010 - Mihály Patai

Budapest Stock Exchange; Chairman of the Board of Directors

Hungarian citizen
Born: 1953 Békéscsaba, Hungary
Foreign languages: English, Russian, German

Education
1972-1976 University of Economics, Budapest, Hungary
1979 Doctorate at the same University

Scholarships
1978 Comecon, Moscow, Soviet Union
1981 University of Vienna, Austria
1985 Hungarian International Bank, London, UK

Background
1976-1977 National Bank of Hungary, credit clerk
1978-1988 Ministry of Finance, research fellow later deputy chief of Department for International Finances
1988-1993 The World Bank Group, Washington, USA;  Executive Director’s Assistant
1993-1995 Kereskedelmi Bank Rt., Managing Director
1996-2006 Allianz Hungária Insurance Co., Chairman & CEO
2006- UniCredit Bank Hungary Zrt., Chairman & CEO

Other at present
Budapest Stock Exchange; Chairman of the Board of Directors
SIEMENS Hungary; Member of the Supervisory Board
Joint Venture Association; Member of the Presidium

2008-2009 - Sanit Vorapanya

Chairman, Agricultural Futures Exchange of Thailand

Born June 3, 1939, Thailand

Education:
B.Con.
Thammasat University, Bangkok
M.Con.
University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
Marketing Certificate (IMI), USA
Government Administration
Certificate, Berlin
National Defense College, Bangkok

Chairman:
The Agricultural Futures Exchange of Thailand (AFET)
Forth Corporation Plc. (ICT Business)
Thai Summit Harness Plc. (Auto Part)


Former:
Senator and Speaker of the House of Senate
Director General, Department of Export Promotion, Department of Internal Trade
Insurance Commissioner
Board of Director, Thai Military Bank
CGU Insurance
President of Associate Judge, Intellectual Property Court
Advisor to the Prime Minister

2007-2008 - Ricardo Marra

Chairman, Mercado a Termino de Buenos Aires

Ricardo Marra Ricardo Marra is Chairman of the Mercado a Termino de Buenos Aires SA. He was elected as Member of the Board of Directors of MATba from 1996 to 2002. He was appointed as Secretary of the Buenos Aires Grain Brokers' Association and Advisor Member of the Buenos Aires Grain Exchange. Ricardo Marra graduated in agricultural engineering with a specialization in agricultural production at the University of Buenos Aires. In 1982 he became Professor of Agronomy at the University of Buenos Aires.

2006-2007 – Hamdi Bagci

CEO, Turkish Derivatives Exchange

Hamdi Bagci

BIOGRAPHY
Hamdi Bağcı was born in 1963. He graduated from the Faculty of Political Science of Ankara University with a degree in Economics in 1985. After taking his master degree in economics from the Hacettepe University, Ankara, he completed a certificate program on Capital Markets in Maryland University, USA and is currently pursuing a Phd at Marmara University, Istanbul. Before joining Turkish Derivatives Exchange (TurkDEX), he worked as the head of the Accounting Standards Department at the Turkish Capital Markets Board. Meanwhile, he was appointed as the vice president of the Turkish Accounting Standards Committee. Mr. Bağcı currently serves as the CEO and the board member of TurkDEX.

2005-2006 – Mircea Filipoiu

CEO & President, Romanian Commodities Exchange

Mircea Filipoiu

BIOGRAPHY
Mircea Filipoiu is President and CEO of the Romanian Commodities Exchange since 1992. Prior to this he was with the Romanian Ministry of Industry in charge of International Affairs. Before that he worked for the Design Institute of Automations in Bucharest in charge of Robots Program. Mr. Filipoiu graduated in mechanical engineering at the Politechnical Institute of Bucharest.

 

2004-2005 – György Dudás

Central Clearing House and Depository (Budapest) Ltd. Hungary

György Dudás BIOGRAPHY
Gyorgy Dudas is the Chief Executive Officer of the Central Depository and Clearing House (Budapest) Ltd. (KELER). Previously, Gyorgy was the Director of Operations of KELER. Prior to that he worked as the Head of Securities Custody Department of Budapest Bank. Gyorgy graduated in economics at the University of Economics of Budapest. He is Secretary of CEECSDA (Central and Eastern European Central Securities Depositories Association), Gyorgy represents KELER in the ECSDA's Management Committee, in the European Association of Clearing Houses, and in the Association of National Numbering Agencies.

 

2003-2004 – Vladislav Streltsov

President, RTS Stock Exchange, Russia

Vladislav Streltsov BIOGRAPHY
Vladislav Yurievich Streltsov graduated from Yaroslavl Military Finance School in 1990.
In 1994 he became Head of the Accounting and Settlement at Voctochno - Evropeiskiy (East-European) Investment Bank, and in 1998 was elected Deputy Chairman of the Board.
Vladislav Streltsov started his career on the financial services market in 1998 as the Director of the RTS Stock Exchange Analytical Department. In 2001 he was appointed as Chief Financial Officer at the RTS Technical Center and the RTS Stock Exchange Vice-President.
From 2001 to 2003 Mr. Streltsov served as Chairman of Board of the RTS Settlement Chamber. In 2002 he was elected first VP of the RTS Group, responsible for finances.
In June 2003 the RTS Stock Exchange Annual Partnership meeting elected Vladislav Streltsov as the President of the RTS Stock Exchange.

 

2000-2002 – Horváth Gergely

Central Clearing House and Depository (Budapest) Ltd. Hungary

Horváth Gergely BIOGRAPHY
Gergely Horvath is Deputy CEO, Commercial Division at the Budapest Bank Rt. Prior to this he was CEO of the Central Depository and Clearing House (Budapest) Ltd (KELER). Under his leadership KELER implemented real time settlement of securities and successfully completed the KELER 2000 IT project. Previously Gergely was Managing Director of OTP Bank Rt. and First Deputy CEO of Merkantil Bank Rt.
Gergely graduated in Industry at the Technical University of Budapest. Later he graduated in Economics at the Budapest University of Economics. He holds an MBA (University of Pittsburgh, International Management Centre, Budapest).

 

1999-2000 – Mircea Filipoiu

CEO & President, Romanian Commodities Exchange

Mircea Filipoiu BIOGRAPHY
Mircea Filipoiu is President and CEO of the Romanian Commodities Exchange since 1992. Prior to this he was with the Romanian Ministry of Industry in charge of International Affairs. Before that he worked for the Design Institute of Automations in Bucharest in charge of Robots Program. Mr. Filipoiu graduated in mechanical engineering at the Politechnical Institute of Bucharest.

 

1998-1999 – Szergej Keresztesi

Chairman of the Board, Budapest Commodity Exchange

Szergej Keresztesi BIOGRAPHY
Szergej Keresztesi is currently CEO of Hungarograin Inc., he is also Member of the Board of Gabona Rt (a major Hungarian grain trading company). Previously he was CEO of LaSalle Inc. and Chairman of the Board of the Budapest Commodity Exchange. Between 1993 and 1999 he was Member of the Board of Central Clearing House and Depository (Budapest) Ltd. Hungary. He held positions at the Hungarian Grain Association and at the Hungarian Grain Council. Mr. Keresztesi graduated in economics from the Budapest University of Economics.