SGX and SIX chiefs elected chair and vice chair of the World Federation of Exchanges

A total of seven board members have been elected to the board; individuals hail from TMX Group, Bermuda Stock Exchange, Cboe, Japan Exchange Group, Singapore Exchange and Korea exchange.

The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) has named Boon Chye Loh, chief executive of the Singapore Exchange (SGX) and Jos Dijsselhof, chief executive of SIX, as chair and vice chair respectively following a unanimous vote at a general assembly.

The WFE board is comprised of 18 leaders from around the world, and both Chye Loh and Dijsselhof will serve two-year terms, the WFE has confirmed.

Nandini Sukumar, chief executive of the WFE welcomed the incoming board, asserting: “Their knowledge and experience of the sector will be a great benefit to us as we continue to promote resilient, open and interconnected markets globally, as the voice of the industry.” 

London-headquartered WFE represents more than 250 market infrastructure providers, including standalone CCPs. Its membership is 34% based in Asia-Pacific, 45% in EMEA and 21% in the Americas.

Alongside the incoming chair and vice chair, John McKenzie, chief exec of TMX Group, has been named working committee chair.

In addition, four directors have been appointed to the board: Greg Wojciechowski, president and CEO of Bermuda Stock Exchange and Fredric Tomczyk, CEO of Cboe Global Markets, as directors of the Americas region, and Hiromi Yamaji, CEO of the Japan Exchange Group and Byungdoo Sohn, chair and CEO of Korea Exchange, as directors of the Asia-Pacific region.