Published On: Wed, Aug 10th, 2011

Stephane Lannoy Joins HKMEx as Executive Director

Stephane LannoyThe Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange (“HKMEx”), China’s international commodities marketplace, announced August 9 that Jonathan Cowan has recently joined the Exchange as Managing Director, Europe, and Stephane Lannoy as Executive Director, Operations & Technology.

As the chief European representative for HKMEx, Mr Cowan will be responsible for the Exchange’s marketing strategy and operations in Europe, including membership recruitment and management. Mr Cowan was previously Senior Vice President and Global Head of Electronic Futures and Options at Cantor Fitzgerald’s former eSpeed/BGC division. He was also Co-Founder at trading systems provider EccoWare Ltd, and Managing Director at London-based Westminster Clearing Ltd.

Meanwhile, Mr Lannoy, reporting to Lieven Van den Brande, Chief Operating Officer for Operations & Technology, will focus on the day-to-day management of HKMEx’s operations and technology teams, and act as liaison to various industry groups. Mr Lannoy was most recently Executive Director and co-owner of AsiaEx Consulting Services, a Singapore-based firm focused on facilitating access to derivative and cash markets in Asia. Prior to that, he was Asia Pacific Managing Director for RTS Realtime Systems, and Chief Information Officer at Fimat first for the Amercias and then Asia.

“At HKMEx, we are committed to recruiting and retaining the best and brightest talent from around the world as we pursue our goal of connecting China’s burgeoning commodity markets with global trading centres,” said Barry Cheung, Chairman of HKMEx “Our new appointments underscore this, and we are proud to have Jonathan and Stephane on board as we continue to break new ground in the Asian commodities trading landscape.”

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