Hirander Misra – 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 with exchanges, clearing houses and central securities depositories. Hirander is also Founder and Deputy Chairman of FinComEco, a pan-African agricultural exchange ecosystem.

Previously, he was the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Chi-X Europe Limited, instrumental in taking the company from concept to successful launch. At the time of his departure in February 2010, Chi-X Europe was the second largest equities trading venue in Europe, just behind the LSE Group and was subsequently sold to BATS Global Markets in November 2011 for US$365m.

Selim Fendi – Group Board Director and Refinery Chairman

Selim is a serial entrepreneur with more than 30 years of experience on the American, European, Emirati, Caribbean and African markets in real estate and Commodities. His entrepreneurial career started in commercial real estate M&A in the Caribbean and Mexico. Following the sale of his real estate interests, he founded Alterma, a trading platform of precious metals and Forex, qualified for management of Derivatives, Futures and hedging products. In 2010, he returned to Europe to oversee the setup of Forex, Oil & Gas and Precious Metals Desk at Market Securities in Geneva. In 2013, he founded Noble Precious Metal in Dubai, regulated by the DMCC (Dubai Multi Commodities).

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.

Jeffrey Rhodes – Board Advisor and Executive Consultant

Jeffrey founded Rhodes Precious Metals Consultancy DMCC in 2013 after a successful career in the precious metals industry spanning four decades working across four continents for major bullion banks and financial institutions. Since 2013 he has successfully advised a number of high profile clients in the global precious metals markets and has been prominent in the development of the Dubai Multi Commodity Centre, having been a member of Dubai’s Gold Advisory Group since its inception in 2003 until the present day. Jeffrey is a past chairman of the Public Affairs Committee of the LBMA having been the founding editor of its trade magazine The Alchemist.