Keeping Track of Appointments, Promotions and Other People News in our Industry

Sep 8, 2016


    European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker appointed Michel Barnier (pictured), a veteran French politician and the former head of EU financial services policy, as the chief negotiator for the EU as it works out the terms of the U.K.'s exit from the EU. Barnier served as European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services, which included financial services, from 2010 to 2014. Before that he held several high-level positions in the French government, including Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Agriculture. He also served as European Commissioner in charge of Regional Policy and the Reform of European Institutions from 1999 to 2004.

  • European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis (pictured) officially became the new EU Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union. Dombrovskis, who was elected to the European Parliament in 2004 after serving three terms as Prime Minister of Latvia, replaced Jonathan Hill, who stepped down after the Brexit referendum.

  • The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the self-regulatory arm of the U.S. securities industry, appointed Robert Cook (pictured) as president and chief executive officer. He succeeded Richard Ketchum, who retired after more than 30 years in securities regulation. Cook served as director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s division of trading and markets from 2010 to 2013. After leaving the SEC, he joined the law firm of Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton as a partner in the firm's Washington, D.C., office.

  • FIA hired Greg Wood (pictured) as senior vice president of global industry operations and technology. He will be responsible for developing and maintaining strategic relationships with industry constituencies; identifying and managing operational, execution and market structure issues; and guiding the development of FIA’s operational and technical solutions. Wood joined FIA from Deutsche Bank Securities, where he was the director of algorithmic execution for listed derivatives and foreign exchange. He has been an active member of FIA for more than ten years while working at Deutsche Bank and before that Credit Suisse. He served as president of FIA’s Market Technology Division from 2012 to 2015 and helped coordinate the industry’s efforts to prepare for the leap second event in 2015.

  • The China Securities Regulatory Commission appointed Wang Fenghai to be the chief executive officer of Dalian Commodity Exchange. Wang Wang was previously the vice general manager. He replaced Feng Bo

  • ASX appointed Dominic Stevens (pictured) as managing director and CEO. He succeeded Elmer Funke-Kupper, who resigned in March. Stevens joined ASX as an independent non-executive director in December 2013. He has served on the audit and risk committee and on a number of ASX's clearing and settlement boards.


    CME Group promoted Young-Jin Chang (pictured) to global head of metals products, based in Chicago. She reports to Derek Sammann, senior managing director, global head of commodities and options products. Chang has been with CME since 2011 and was previously executive director of industrial metals products.


    ICE Benchmark Administration appointed DeAnne Julius, a high-profile international economist, as a member of its board of directors. Julius, an economist, was a founding member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England from 1997 to 2001 and served on the central bank's board of governors from 2001 to 2004. She is currently chair of University College London and serves as non-executive director on several corporate boards.

  • Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing appointed Jacky Mak as head of OTC clearing. Mak previously worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Société Générale and HSBC. He will be in charge of business development and operations of OTC Clearing Hong Kong, a subsidiary of HKEx. He will report to Calvin Tai, HKEx's head of clearing. He succeeds Kelvin Lee, who has retired after more than 25 years of service with the exchange.

  • Intercontinental Exchange appointed Stuart Williams (pictured) as chief operating officer of ICE Futures Europe. He reports to David Peniket, president of ICE Futures Europe. Williams, who joined the exchange when ICE acquired NYSE Euronext, was previously the exchange's director of corporate development.