Frank Ammerlaan joined Amsterdam Exchanges in 1998 which later became part of NYSE Euronext. He worked several years for the Project & Policy department and was involved with the floor to screen migration in 2003. With the completion of this migration he became Head of Market Operations in Amsterdam. After the merger with Liffe he was asked to manage Sales & Account Management for derivatives in the Netherlands and worked closely with the members on the migration from Switch to Liffe Connect.
In 2009 Frank Ammerlaan took on his current position as Head of Business Development and Sales for the Equity Derivatives of NYSE Liffe in the Netherlands.
Michael J. Barmettler
Michael J. Barmettler is Head of Project Management at Flow Traders B.V. in Amsterdam. He studied economics and finance mathematics. After working 9 years for a leading global proprietary trading and market making firm as Head of ETF and Securitized Derivatives trading, he recently joined Flow Traders. Flow Traders, founded in 2004, acts out of its offices in Amsterdam, Singapore and New York as a proprietary trading firm. In 2007 and 2008 Flow Traders was awarded by the Global ETF Awards as the best European ETF and ETC market maker.
ANTHONY BELCHAMBERS is a barrister and currently Chief Executive of the Futures and Options Association (FOA), which is a London-based European industry association. He is also a member of the Court of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers, Chairman of UK Trade & Investment’s US Strategy Group and Vice-Chairman of the Administrative Committee of the European Financial Services Forum (EPFSF).
Anthony is a cofounder, in their original forms, of both the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and the European Parliamentary Financial Services Forum (EPFSF); and initiated the establishment of the UK’s Associate Parliamentary Group on Wholesale Financial Markets and Services. In 2005, he founded the EU-US Coalition on Financial Regulation, which now comprises thirteen transatlantic trade bodies.
Previously he served as General Counsel for the UK Joint Exchanges Committee (JEC) where his responsibilities included co-ordinating exchange activities and lobbying on behalf of the London-based derivatives markets in relation to international, EU and UK regulation and taxation issues. Prior to joining the JEC, he held the position of Company Secretary and General Counsel to the Association of Futures Brokers and Dealers (AFBD), one of the original five self-regulatory organisations set up under the 1976 Financial Services Act. His role was to help secure the licensing of the first UK regulatory authority to cover derivatives, draft the relevant rules and manage all legal aspects relating to the licensing and supervision of futures brokers and dealers.
Henri Bergström is the Director in Market Technology responsible for finding growth opportunities from Central and Southeast Europe and Central Asia. His studies cover both IT and economics and is a eMBA from Helsinki School of Economics. He is a board member of NASDAQ OMX Armenia and represents NASDAQ OMX in FESE Management Committee.
Previously he was responsible for the integration and system migration of Baltic Exchanges and served as a board member in the exchanges. Also he has worked in NASDAQ OMX Corporate Development responsible for acquisitions and business development.
Prior to joining NASDAQ OMX Henri Bergström acted as Deputy CEO of Finnish Central Securities Depository and worked in various positions in Nordic banks and in Nokia.
Patrick Birley was appointed Chief Executive of ECX in July 2007.
Patrick has previously CEO of LCH.Clearnet Limited, the London based multi-asset class clearing house.
Prior to this he held senior management positions at the London Metal Exchange (Director of Strategy) and FTSE Group (Director of Operations).
Patrick started his financial markets career as the second employee of the fledgeling South African Futures Exchange (SAFEX) in 1989, and was appointed as the youngest Chief Executive of any financial market in early 1999. Patrick was a key player in the SAFEX development into one of the most active derivatives exchanges in the world.
Bernhard Bleuler, born in Locarno in 1971, worked most recently as a Sales Manager for Eurex Zurich AG in Derivatives Markets Business Development, where he was responsible for customer relationship management in Ticino and Italy as well as developing new markets in Eastern Europe. From 2003 to 2005 he was responsible for market surveillance of derivative products traded on the SWX Swiss Exchange and Eurex as part of the Surveillance & Enforcement Division of the SWX Swiss Exchange.
He has worked as a Manager New Markets for Scoach Schweiz AG and Scoach Europa AG since October 2007. The deep network that he has developed over the past years, is of great advantage to his current role.
Bernhard Bleuler has a master degree in business administration from the University of Zurich.
Within Climex, an exchange carbon emission credits, Sascha Bloemhoff fulfils the role of Commercial Director. Next to her responsibility for Sales and Marketing she is closely involved with Product and Market Development and Auction Development.
Before joining Climex in 2005, Sascha has worked internationally for over 12 years as a Strategy, Change Management and CSR Consultant mainly for the financial industry and energy sector. She managed large and complex projects, reorganizations, mergers, performance improvement and IT implementations.
Sascha holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the Rotterdam School of Management in the Netherlands and the Haas School of Business in Berkeley, California, graduating with distinction. She specialised in micro-enterprise financing, on which she worked in Latin America.
I am the Sales Manager at Nasdaq OMX Commodities- Nord Pool, mainly responsible for developing our business in Continental Central Europe which involves close contact with fundamental market participants for Power and Emissions Trading, as well as financial investors and trading institutions in energy financial markets. Much of my time is spent somewhere on the roads in Germany, Netherlands and other countries in my region to meet with potential customers, inform them about NOMXC Nord Pool´s markets and products and support them through the membership application process.
A sales and marketing professional with extensive knowledge and experience of the securities industry, in particular exchange traded derivatives. Started as a Banker, active from 1984-1992 in Vienna, Austria, now Exchange Industry veteran for 18 years: started 1992 - 1997 in Clearing Operations at the Austrian Derivatives Exchange (ÖTOB), 1998 - 2002 Key Account Manager and Head of Sales & Member Relations Vienna Stock Exchange, 2002 - 2006 independent Exchange Industry Consultant (Deutsche Boerse, List Group UK), since 2006 - Nord Pool, now Nasdaq OMX Commodities.
Currently serves as Operations Managing Director for Rosario Futures Exchange (ROFEX) a derivatives market from Argentina with an average annual volume growth of 78% since 2002. He has 7 years’ experience in the derivatives industry, with expertise in trading and markets technology. Since 2002, he has been involved in all phases of the market growth, including the selection of ROFEX’s new trading platform and the implementation of DMA. Being aware of the latest tendencies from the international derivatives industry, Mr. Caram writes, speaks, and advises on Argentinean derivatives industry with focus on increasing liquidity and expanding local markets.
His recent research includes a two-year study of market microstructure. He holds a BA degree in economics and a MA degree in finance from the University of Rosario, Argentina. He also attended the “Market Maker program” at Bolsa de Comercio de Rosario.
Mr. Darius Cipariu is involved in the Romanian Derivatives Market since 1998 when he joined SIBEX team during the ealry stages of futures and options market implementation project. His experience gained within SIBEX allowed him to enter in the brokerage field in 2000 as Market Analyst. In 2002 he worked for the Romanian National Securities Commission and in 2004 he came back to SIBEX as Deputy Managing Director to continue the development strategy of this company. During the last five years at SIBEX Mr. Cipariu started a lot of projects designed to expand the local derivatives markets such the developing the trading systems for brokers and clients, launching of new derivatives products and an intense educational program dedicated to the romanian investors. His efforts as the leader of SIBEX operational team were rewarded by a significant growth of the SIBEX market during the last 3 years in terms of turnover (more than 10 million contracts traded).
Gary Delany is the Director of European Marketing and Education for the Options Industry Council. Mr. Delany develops options marketing and educational material for the European audience and is the key point of OIC’s outreach in Europe.
Based in London, Gary has 30 years experience in the derivatives sector and is a regular speaker, presenter and writer on options and exchange developments. He started his financial career managing the option book at a firm of commodity brokers. Previously he served as Global Marketing Manager at Rolfe & Nolan, a supplier of futures and options software to banks and brokers, where he was in charge of global marketing initiatives. Before that Mr. Delany worked for The Philadelphia Stock Exchange in their European office in several capacities developing order flow for foreign exchange, equity and equity index options programs. Gary holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration from the University of Bath in the UK.
Chip Dempsey is a leading authority on post-trade processing and is among the leading experts in the field of exchange and clearinghouse launches, with experience in emerging markets.
Recent projects include:
• managing post-trade broker integration for the launch of an OTC Clearinghouse in the US;
• designing a clearing strategy for a Pan-African network of exchanges;
• due diligence on a start-up exchange investment;
• advising a start-up MiFID-compliant order-routing company on raising investment;
• advising the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development on market structure;
• negotiating market-maker liquidity provision agreements;
• and providing strategic advise to start-up futures exchanges.
Prior to consulting, Chip was the Senior Vice President for Sales and Strategy at each of: The Clearing Corporation (formerly BOTCC, now ICE Trust) as they re-tooled for OTC clearing; CQG (a market data and order-routing firm) and SunGard Futures Systems (the global leader in futures back-office.) He began his career as a trader on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade, and has traded in the interbank FX market where he was on the exotic currency desk launch team at Chemical Bank (now JP Morgan.)
His articles on clearing have been published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and the Swiss Derivatives Review.
Clive is widely recognised as one of the World’s leading independent commodity and derivatives specialists and is the founder of Contango Markets – a company that he has built into one of the world’s foremost commodity, derivatives and market technology consultancies. His knowledge of the many products and sectors within the commodity sphere is unrivalled and it is his unique combination of trading and exchange experienced twinned with his understanding of the role of technology in trading and entrepreneurial flair that have made his services and those of Contango Markets a ‘must have’ for any organisation wishing to develop its commodity market capabilities and offering.
Dr. Eleni Z. Gabre-Madhin, founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange since 2008, is an internationally recognized thought leader on agricultural marketing in Africa and global development. Prior to returning to her native Ethiopia, she served as Senior Research Fellow with the Washington-based think tank, the International Food Policy Research Institute. Gabre-Madhin has also held positions as Senior Economist with the World Bank, focusing on cotton and other commodity market reforms, and as Commodity Trading Expert with the United Nations in Geneva. She has worked extensively over the past 18 years with traders and markets in over 9 African countries and authored numerous publications and articles on this subject, including Reforming Agricultural Markets in Africa (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002).
Gabre-Madhin holds a PhD in applied economics from Stanford University, an MSc in Agricultural Economics from Michigan State University, and BA in economics from Cornell University, and was awarded Outstanding Dissertation by the American Agricultural Economics Association in 1999 for her thesis research on agricultural markets in Ethiopia. She recently represented the African business community at the G20 Business Summit in London and sits on several advisory groups, including the Expert Group on Development Issues (EGDI) for the Government of Sweden, the Economic Commission for Africa expert group on sustainable development, and the Stiglitz Task Force on Africa.
René Geskes is Director of Legal and Regulations at NYSE Euronext.
In the pas he has practiced as a defense lawyer and worked for the corporate finance department of merchant bank Kempen & Co in Amsterdam. Between 2002 and 2008 he worked for the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets as deputy head of the markets & exchange division and head of the legal department. Geskes holds a law degree from Leiden University and has finished a year of post graduate studies at the Grotius Academy (securities law).
Aaron Gill is Head of Business Development for Commodity Derivatives at NYSE Liffe, responsible for growing the core portfolio of soft and agricultural derivative instruments. Aaron has over 10 years experience in the commodity markets, and started his career in Houston, Texas at a commodities trading company specialising in oil and metals. Aaron has held senior roles at ICE Futures London, where he was responsible for many of their market development and sales activities - most particularly focused on the proprietary trading groups and hedge funds - as well as having been involved in the launch of new contracts. Aaron has a BA with honours from Boston University and a MSc from the London School of Economics.
Bruce Goldberg is the Chief Marketing Officer of ISE, LLC. In this role, he is responsible for brand management, education and corporate affairs, which covers ISE's media and public relations, and government relations activities. Prior to joining ISE, Mr. Goldberg held numerous marketing and sales management positions in companies ranging in size in from Fortune 100 companies to start-ups. From 1989 to 1996, Mr. Goldberg was with the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), where he was Vice President of retail marketing and sales. While serving in this role, he developed the concept and marketing plan for LEAPS®, one of the most successful products in the options industry. Mr. Goldberg was also responsible for new product development and rollouts, establishing strategic direction for the marketing department, developing communications and educational materials, and was a co-founder of the Options Industry Council. Mr. Goldberg has held senior marketing positions for industry leaders Procter & Gamble, Frito-Lay and Pizza Hut. He has an M.B.A. in Marketing-Finance from Cornell University and a B.S. in Psychology from Union College.
Rod represented the South African Department of Agriculture in Europe at the South African Mission to the European Union and in Geneva at the Mission to the United Nations from 1980 to 1990. In June 1995 he moved across to help establish the
Agricultural Markets Division at the South African Futures Exchange (Safex). In 1996 he was appointed General Manager of the Division and assumed responsibility as General Manager: Agricultural Products Division of the JSE Securities Exchange of South Africa when Safex was bought by the JSE Limited in August 2001. The division has been subsequently renamed to Commodity Derivatives after the introduction of contracts on additional commodities.
Noah Greenhill forms part of the Executive Committee of the JSE as the Senior General Manager: Marketing and Business Development.
Noah joined the JSE in 2000 and is well known as the face of AltX, the alternative exchange which attracts small, medium and growing companies. As the JSE’s Business Development Manager, Noah built a track record of attracting new companies to list on the JSE. He is also responsible for the JSE Marketing Department which has 20 staff and a number of suppliers.
He is on the board of Khula Enterprise Limited, which is an agency of the Department of Trade and Industry which facilitates access to finance for SMMEs. He was appointed by the Minister of Trade and Industry.
He graduated from the Wits Business School with an MBA degree in 2001.
He previously worked at the Internet Solution as a business unit manager and at Computer Associates as an account manager.
He was Managing Director (elect) of PrivateShares (Pty) Ltd a proposed joint venture between Dimension Data, Optimark Inc and the JSE Securities Exchange. PrivateShares was a venture examining the possibility of automating over-the-counter (OTC) trading in South Africa.
Dr. Naikuan Huang currently holds a position of Senior Executive Vice President at Taiwan Futures Exchange (TAIFEX). Previously, Dr. Huang served as the Chairman of Taiwan Certificate Authority. In 1989 he joined the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) and during his tenure there he served as Head of IT, Economic Research, Market Surveillance until 2002 and from 2003 to 2008, he was the Executive Vice President for Member Compliance, International Affairs, Corporate Planning and Communications at the Taiwan Stock Exchange. Prior to joining the Taiwan Stock Exchange Dr. Huang was an Assistant and Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Minnesota from 1984 to 1991. He also served as a Research Engineer at Transaction Technology Inc., a fully owned subsidiary of Citicorp Bank Holding, Inc. in 1984. Dr. Naikuan Huang received his Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California in 1983.
Michelle Janke has more than 25 years experience in financial markets. Michelle worked as a capital market trader at Barclays Bank PLC in Johannesburg before moving to Securities and Trading Technology (STT). She is currently the Managing Director of STT which supplies trading, clearing and settlement software across the Africa.
Mr. Koltze is Managing Director of Innovative Energy GmbH in Bremerhaven, Germany. Innovative Energy GmbH is active in carbon trading and will expand into trading of other commodities (foremost energy, metals and agriculturals) as well as financial services.
Before his post at Innovative Energy GmbH he was Head of Operations and Sales at Risk Management Exchange (RMX) Hanover, a Commodity Futures Exchange, which he also helped founding in 1996.
After his studies he joined Merrill Lynch Luxembourg S.ár.l. in 1988 where he worked as a Senior Financial Consultant, responsible for building up relationships with key clients and management of their portfolios.
Mr. Koltze holds a seat at the supervisory board of Europäische Warenterminbörse Beteiligungs AG (EWB AG), a company serving the agricultural commodity futures industry in Central- and Western Europe.
Mr. Koltze is 49 years and holds a degree of Biology from Free University of Berlin.
Michel is a co-founder and the Chief Operating Officer of DFL Financial Services SA based in Lugano Switzerland. Born in 1965, is married and father of 2 boys.
Michel founded D.F.L. in 1991, the company is a small boutique company serving HNW individuals, institutions and family offices and is President of the company to this day. Michel is a board member of the Swiss Futures And Options Association (www.sfoa.org) and member of FECIF, the European financial intermediaries association. He has 20 years experience in private banking services to his clientele, and 10 years experience in setting up, in development and in management of hedge funds and fund of hedge funds. Michel has been the COO of the Turtle Fund managing 0 million in option strategies during eight years. Is active for a small FoF and recently launched the Top Crystal Fund a new single manager Long Short fund.
Michel also worked for FFM Finanz AG (Soffex founder) as Vice president and as broker for Rudolf Wolff AG in Zurich.
Cathryn Lyall is a Director of BM&F Bovespa (UK) Ltd, the UK subsidiary of BM&F Bovespa S.A (BVMF), the integrated Brazilian Securities, Commodities and Futures Exchange. BVMF is the leading exchange in Latin America and the third largest exchange globally in terms of market value. Cathryn is focused on the set up and expansion of the new London office, including all product and sales related activities in EMEA. She is also responsible for establishing regulatory relationships, education and training programs, speaking opportunities, and developing marketing, and business development related activities targeted at potential customers in EMEA.
Educated: London School of Economics (BA(Hons.) 1972) and St. John’s College Oxford/Oxford University (D. Phil. 1978). School Scholar, London School of Economics (1970-1972).
Senior Scholar, St. John’s College Oxford (1973-1978).
1977-1987 Citibank London, Hong Kong, Paris: FX, FX and interest rate options.
1987-1992 Directeur, Merrill Lynch Capital Markets (France) SA. Manager, MATIF.
1992-2008 Director (Board Member) of Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith (Brokers & Dealers
1999-2002 Business Manager/Deputy Regional Head, Futures & Options, Merrill Lynch, Europe, Middle East & Africa.
2000- 2008 Director of Debt Markets, Director of Financial Futures & Options Global Markets and Investment Banking / Merrill Lynch.
2002-2008 Manager Global Market Access and Relations, Financial Futures & Options, Merrill Lynch.
2008- 2009 Chief Business Officer, Singapore Mercantile Exchange.
2009-current Senior Consultant, Aequitas Associates
1997-2008 Member of the Board, Futures & Options Association, London.
2000-2002 Chairman, European Chapter of the Futures Industry Association.
2005-2008 Mitglied des Börsenrats der Eurex Deutschland AG.
2007-2008 Member of the Board, Swiss Futures & Options Association (Bürgenstock Conference).
2002- 2010 Member of the Editorial Board, Futures Industry Magazine (FIA).
Christopher E. Mead is Managing Director of Marketing for CME Group. He is responsible for leading the creation and delivery of targeted, integrated and customer-focused marketing campaigns that differentiate CME Group products in the marketplace.
Before joining the CME Group, Mr. Mead served as Vice President, Head of Corporate Marketing, Advertising and Business Communications for CNA Insurance. In this role, he was responsible for managing all marketing, branding and advertising activities and aligning the firm’s external communications with the strategies of its core business units. He also served as Assistant Vice President, Technology and Operations Group and Assistant Vice President, Corporate Development. Mr. Mead served as Vice President, Marketing and Communications for Total Sports, an internet-based sports entertainment business in Raleigh, N.C. and New York. He worked as Chief Brand Strategist for brand thirty-three, a major advertising agency in the Los Angeles area and as Director of Operations for United Buyers Incorporated, also in Los Angeles and Chicago. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Keene State College in Keene, N.H. and his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Paul Meier is a retired Director of UBS Investment Bank in Zurich.
Born in 1947, Paul grew up in Kilchberg near Zurich. After finishing his schooling, he joined the international trading house of Volkart Brothers in Winterthur, which dealt mainly in coffee and cotton. Following his two-year training, he was transferred to New York to work in the administration of their machine tool division. What was initially a two-year stint turned out to be 17 years. The machine tool division was closed in 1973 but, newly married, he wanted to stay in New York so he took a job in the coffee division of the firm. In 1975, he was entrusted with building up the derivatives department for Volkart’s worldwide commodity trading network.
Paul managed Volkart Brokerage Inc., later known as Marshall, French & Lucas, for ten years before deciding to return to Switzerland at the end of 1985. He joined UBS in Zurich, which had just started up a new section to handle its exchange traded derivatives dealings. He was active on the trading side as well working on internal and external education. After the merger of UBS and SBC in June 1998, he took a step back from the hustle-and-bustle of trading and was active in Client Relations Management and Education.
Given his and his employer’s belief that it is necessary not only to further develop the knowledge and use of Derivatives but also to have a platform to network, share ideas and broaden viewpoints, he joined the board of SFOA in 1997 and became its Chairman in 2001. He stayed on after his retirement as a public member.
Dr. George Mohai has a PhD in Economics, has been CEO of the Budapest Stock Exchange (BSE) since April, 2008. He joined the Exchange in June 2002 as an advisor on EU accession matters and was appointed as Deputy CEO in March, 2004. He has been in the investment banking business since 1989 when he joined the newly established Hungarian subsidiary of CA IB, the investment banking arm of Bank Austria Creditanstalt (currently UniCredit Bank). He played an important role in setting up the corporate finance and
research department. He was Head of Research in Budapest until mid 1996 (Extel rated no. 1 for Central Eastern European research in that year) when he joined the CA IB headquarter in Vienna and later in London as Deputy Head of Research and Chief Economist of the CA IB Group. He holds membership of various board responsibilities in Hungary and abroad and is an adjunct professor of the Corvinus University Budapest.
Adrienne is Head of Trayport Exchange Systems, a key part of Trayport’s business. Trayport Exchange Systems is a leading provider of commodities and securities trading platforms with a global client base that includes SIBEX, NZX, One Chicago, BlueNext, Powernext, Bayerische Boerse, Imarex, J-Oil Exchange (JOX), Dutch Caribbean Stock Exchange and Barbados Stock Exchange.
Prior to Trayport, Adrienne was head of IT Projects & Strategy for New Zealand Exchange (NZX), with responsibility for IT operations and delivery of the Exchange's major projects, including the implementation of Trayport’s Exchange Trading System and set-up of the ECN in Australia. Whilst at NZX, Adrienne worked in several of the exchange business units from Market Data through to Participant Relations.
Adrienne joined NZX following 5 years at Euronext LIFFE where she provided business analysis, development, and technical testing support for front and back office Trading Applications.
Graeme has over 20 years experience in equity options and exchange traded derivatives. Before joining Patsystems in 2000, he spent 6 years at the London Stock Exchange and 8 years trading financial options on LIFFE. Graeme joined Patsystems in 2000 and is responsible for managing growth at Patsystems' global accounts.
Daniel Nevidal founded InterCapital at the end of 2001. Prior to having done so, he spent two years with Privredna Banka Zagreb d.d. (PBZ), as a Head of Trading operations within the Treasury Department, after spending the previous year as a Deputy Head of the Debt Capital Markets Division. Previously, Mr. Nevidal worked as a Head of Trading in debt instruments in CAIB, an investment arm of Bank of Austria in Zagreb.
During his career in PBZ, Daniel Nevidal actively participated in the development of the bank’s treasury division and significantly contributed to transforming Treasury of PBZ into one of the leading bank treasuries in the country. He organized the first commercial papers issue in Croatia and engaged in numerous international and local bond issuing programmes of the Republic of Croatia, CBRD and DAB.
Mr. Nevidal’s professional expertise includes FX/FI/equity trading, debt and equity origination and risk management.
Munich Stock Exchange / greenmarket (head of Marketing & Sales)
NASDAQ OMX Commodities (power exchange) Managing Director Germany
Stawag AG (power supplier), head of energy solution
MCE (power plant builder), head of sales strategy
Total (gas and oil refineries) head of Marketing & Sales
Education: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Economics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA, 1992, Master of Art (M.A.) in Economics; Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA, 1986, Bachelor of Art (B.A.) in Economics; Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand, 1979
Experience: Senior Economist, Department of Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce1992 – 2003
Egbert Pronk is Managing Director and Partner at Alphabay Capital BV, responsible for Market Making Index options and Individual equity options. Egbert has over 14 years experience in the equity and index derivatives markets, and started his career in Amsterdam as market maker on the floor. Egbert has held senior roles at Curvalue where he was responsible for the market making team on the floor and the succesful migration from floor to screen trading, and at Van der Moolen where he was head of trading for all European activities. During the migration from floor to screen trading for Euronext Liffe Amsterdam he closely worked together with all the other stakeholders to make it a succes. Egbert has a BA in Business Administration from Nijenrode University.
Bob Ray is the Managing Director, Head of International Products and Services of CME Group, based in London. He is responsible for leading the continued development and execution of CME Group’s international business and sales strategy across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Asia and Latin America. Previously, Ray served as Managing Director, International Sales and was Head of the Commodity and Equity Products groups in Chicago.
Ray also served as Senior Vice President, Business Development, of CBOT from 2003. He joined CBOT in 2002 as Vice President, Equity Business Development, where he played a key role in creating a much more business-driven and customer-focused approach within the business development area. Prior to joining the CBOT, Ray served as a Principal at Robertson Stephens Inc. from February 2000 to October 2002, and was responsible for listed derivatives trading and served as Chicago Branch Manager. He also served as Senior Vice President, Institutional Equity Derivatives at Dean Witter Reynolds Inc. from July 1986 until July 1997, continuing with the successor company, Carr Futures, from July 1997 until February 2000 as Senior Vice President and Head of Listed Equity Derivatives.
Simon Rostron first became involved in the derivatives business as a co-founder of Futures & Options World magazine in 1981.
A former London Stock Exchange market-maker, Simon left the world of journalism in 1983 to become, for three years, the European representative of the Chicago Board of Trade on an agency basis. At the same time Simon was involved in promoting the first funds offered by E D & F Man (now Man Group) contributing to what has become the world's largest alternative investment business.
Becoming managing director of Trimedia Communications, London in 1988 and founding Rostron Parry Ltd (with John Parry) in 1991, Simon has worked with a large range of futures, options and equity exchanges and associated brokers. Such clients have included Taifex, SGX, Sydney Futures Exchange, Safex, HKFE, RTS (Russian Trading System) and the majority of European and American bourses as well as Fimat, Credit Lyonnais Rouse and Dresdner. He also continues to be very active in the alternative investment space.
MR. LAMON RUTTEN is Managing Director & CEO of MCX. A world-renowned authority on commodity markets, Mr. Rutten’s main area of focus at MCX is to drive the development of the entire commodities market value chain in India. Previously, Mr. Rutten was a part of the MCX team as Joint Managing Director.
Mr. Rutten has served as Chief of Finance, Risk Management, and Information in the Commodities Branch of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Geneva. After working on grain trade and collateralized grain finance in Mali, he joined UNCTAD in 1990. In UNCTAD, he was responsible for developing the organization’s work on commodity price risk management and structured finance. Since then, he has been doing extensive work in the areas of commodity policies, commodity market reforms, institutional developments (for the private and public sectors), upgrading the skills of the financial sector, and regulations affecting the commodity and financial sectors. He has published more than 40 papers on these issues and numerous articles, has spoken at well over a 100 seminars, and has conceptualized and organized many high-level conferences. He has been associated with UNCTAD till June 2006, excluding a period in 2000–2001 when he worked as a senior advisor with the International Task Force on Commodity Price Risk Management of the World Bank and January–April 2002 when he consulted to the Common Fund for Commodities. He is on the Board or Advisory Board of several companies in the United States, Middle East, Asia and Africa.
Mr. Rutten holds a postgraduate degree with honors in international economic management from Tilburg University, the Netherlands.
After her studies in Economics and Marketing in France and the USA, France Schuster started her career in Germany. She joined the Business Development Department of Deutsche Terminbörse GmbH (DTB) in 1994 and contributed to the internationalization of the young German derivatives market. She occupied several management positions within Deutsche Group focusing on sales and customer service. As a senior project manager she led various projects related to the development of new services and client satisfaction as well as process optimization. Since October 1, 2007 France Schuster is responsible for Eurex Sales. With her team she is in charge of promoting the business opportunities offered by Eurex in terms of products, functionalities and services to the Eurex members based in continental and eastern Europe. Her objective is to develop the current Eurex direct customer base of more than 400 members and to intensify the usage of the Eurex products.
For 24 years David spearheaded the commercial activities of FOW Ltd (formerly Futures and Options World) building its excellent reputation in the exchange-traded derivatives space. He was Publisher/Managing Director for 18 of those years.
During that time he launched the monthly FOW Magazine and the industry newsletter Futures and Options Week. He also oversaw publication of the group’s electronic services and specialist titles including Directory of World Clearing Houses and International Futures and Options Databook, which preceded FOW Tradedata. He also worked with colleagues on the hedge fund industry’s first ever newsletter, MAR Hedge.
He organised the inaugural London futures industry conference in association with the FIA in 1987 and established FOW’s Annual Derivatives Exhibition in London in 1991 followed by similar events in Frankfurt, Singapore, New York, Sydney, Milan, Kuala Lumpur, Stockholm, Madrid, Moscow, Hong Kong and Shanghai.
He has a detailed knowledge not only of the exchange/trading venue/clearing house sector but also of the trading technology and transaction processing business gained through his time at FOW and subsequently through projects undertaken as Senior Associate at Contango Markets. These include business/product development, market infrastructure/clearing and marketing/communications projects undertaken for clients in established and emerging markets.
He maintains relationships with leading industry trade associations and has written for important industry publications including Profit & Loss and International Banking Systems.
Kai Silbach is Vice President at Eurex and responsible for strategic partnership and derivatives market development activities. He joined the company in 2006. Before that, Kai established and headed a product management team at the Market Data business of Deutsche Boerse AG which he joined in 2000. He had key roles in the foundation and strategic development of International Index Company Ltd. and managed various data and index related projects within the exchange. Prior to joining Deutsche Boerse, Kai was fixed income derivatives trader at a commercial bank. Kai holds a degree in business and economics and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, USA.
Simona Simon is in charge of Emerging Markets sales and business development at Eurex Frankfurt AG. Simona Simon also worked as a market supervisor and was responsible for legal issues in the operative area. Prior to joining Eurex, Simona Simon worked at the education institute Management Circle as a Project Manager and as a lawyer and legal trainer. Born in Romania, Simona Simon is an accredited lawyer, was invited to the German Bar in 1999 and holds a Masters of Business Administration.
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 developed of the agricultural 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 required environment to facilitate this.
Edwin van Bruggen
Alan van Griethuysen
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.
Jan van Kuijk
Jan van Kuijk is co-Founder and Managing Director of Flow Traders, a privately funded international trading house specializing in high-speed electronic proprietary trading. Flow Traders, named ETF Market Maker Europe in 2007 and 2008 by the Global ETF awards, is an international leader in screen-based market making, providing liquidity in equities as well as derivatives, currencies and bonds on exchanges around the world.
Mr. van Kuijk has more than twenty years’ experience trading on international financial markets. A Dutch national, educated in 's-Hertogenbosch, Jan began his career as a software developer at Volmac, an international software developing company, before joining BdB Bank as a money market broker. In 1991, he started trading options on Amsterdam exchange’s open outcry trading floor. From there, he leveraged his uniquely advanced software engineering skills to design proprietary pricing and hedging strategies as a partner at Optiver, one of the first international market makers to emerge from the Netherlands.
In 2004, Jan co-founded Flow Traders in Amsterdam with business partner Roger Hodenius. Wearing multiple hats as management and IT/software strategist, Jan has led Flow Traders to become a daily pioneer in professional trading. In 2007, Flow Traders opened its first overseas trading operation in Singapore, to serve as the group's Asian hub. In 2008, Flow Traders became a Summit portfolio company and underwent a significant corporate restructuring to optimize its position to seize opportunities in the market. In 2009 Flow Traders established a US operation in New York. With the goal of operating a 24-hour trading business, Flow Traders distinguishing itself with razor-sharp technology, focusing on speed and niche competencies in markets where every second counts.
Mr. van Kuijk has a commercial economics degree from Hogeschool 's-Hertogenbosch. In 2000 he helped to establish the Derivatives Trading Foundation at Universiteit Twente, a hands-on organization which promotes the study and understanding of derivatives trading among students.
Peter van Zadelhoff
He graduated from University of Gdansk, Faculty of Economics in 1993. From 1993 till 1998 he was a lecturer at the University of Gdansk (financial markets, derivatives). He is working at WSE since 1998. From the beginning , he was responsible for derivatives (including WIG20 index futures and options, single stock futures) not only for the instrument development but also for marketing, education and promotion in domestic and abroad as well. Since March 2008 Jaroslaw is heads the department responsible for all derivatives and structured products listed at WSE. The Department is responsible for development, education and marketing of all these products. His team is also responsible for introducing short selling and securities lending at WSE. Currently he is involved in introducing to trading the first ETF (based on WIG20 index) which is going to appear in 1-2 q 2010 at WSE. He is alo an author of several articles about derivatives an capital markets in Poland.