Board and Management

/Board and Management
Board and Management 2018-04-09T10:24:06+00:00
Hirander Misra – Group Chairman & CEO
Hirander Misra is Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of GMEX Group, which is a set of companies that offer sustainable and innovative solutions for the new era of global financial markets through an aligned partnership driven approach. This involves the creation and operation of electronic exchanges and post trade infrastructure in equities, debt, FX, derivatives and commodities in both developing and developed markets through the establishment of a cohesive business and technology ecosystem. This includes the GMEX Market Advancement Programme (MAP), which is all about partnerships and creating an ecosystem with exchanges and post trade market infrastructure operators to deliver centralised, decentralised Blockchain Distributed Ledger technology & hybrid solutions in a collaborative fashion including the enablement of cryptocurrency and digital asset exchanges.

He is also Founder & Co-Chairman of FinComEco, a fully integrated Financial & Commodities Ecosystem providing services, financing, capacity building and enablement solutions to help improve the livelihoods of Sub Saharan African smallholder farmers leveraging blockchain technology.

Formerly, he was the COO and Co-Founder of Chi-X Europe Limited. Hirander was instrumental in taking the company from concept in November 2005 to reality resulting in a successful launch and ongoing development.

Tony Harrop – Group CIO & Director of GMEX Technologies
Tony is also Managing Director of GMEX Innovation Limited , created by the MBO of the technology team at PLUS Markets. Tony joined PLUS as CTO in 2010, and led their strategic initiative to realign the technology team and build a ‘Next Generation’ stock exchange. Prior to this, in 2007 as CTO, he created and launched LiquidityHub a Fixed Income platform to serve the Interest Rate Swaps market. As Business Solutions Director at Evolution Consulting (2000-2007), he built a successful financial services consultancy with over 100 staff and their own software product.
Richard Atkins – Non-Executive Director
Richard had more than 20 years experience in markets, markets technology and the evolution of market structure gained from holding a range of senior positions at leading international trading venues. Richard has provided the business leadership and vision for the development of the cash equity market, trading products, and cash and derivatives trading platforms at two of the world’s top 10 exchanges.
Nik Gehring – Chief Technology Officer
Nik has been delivering enterprise systems in Java for almost 20 years with the last 5 years specialising in low latency trading venues. Nik is now responsible for systems development of the ForumMatch suite. Prior to GMEX, Nik worked as a consultant in a variety of projects; leading teams of up to 50 developers to successfully deliver solutions across exchanges, investment management, retail banking and telecoms.
Emmanuel Devedeux – Head of Business Development
Emmanuel has spent over 25 years in the Financial Market world. After heading the Capital Market business unit in Atos Group offering technology and services to trading rooms and equity brokerage firms, he led the international sales of AtosEuronext, product suite of which entailed trading, clearing & settlement systems. He also spent more than 7 years at LCH.Clearnet in recent times.
Tony Bannon – Head of Infrastructure
Tony is responsible for managing Networking & Infrastructure, Quality & Testing and Project Management of all client projects, ensuring delivery is completed according to plan, on time & in budget. Tony is also responsible for determining much of the Technology employed by GMEX and has brought about significant change in arranging the successful Implementation of BCP & DR processes & procedures.
Adam Hoskins – Head of Operations
Adam is responsible for ensuring that the systems GMEX delivers to clients are fully available, proactively monitored and that any issues that arise are quickly resolved. Technical teams based in London and Mauritius monitor the systems using the latest system tools and feed back any lessons learned into the development life-cycle.
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