GFT Group, a technology consulting group and solutions provider for capital markets and retail venues, has secured the services of veteran Amolak S. Roopra as its newest Co-Head of Post-Trade Practice. He joins the group with immediate effect, Finance Magnates has learned.
Mr. Roopra joins GFT Group with over two decades of investment banking and executive experience across some of the biggest lenders in the financial services industry. In his new role as the Managing Principal and Co-Head of Post-Trade Practice, Mr. Roopra will be based out of London.
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He has held a number of senior level roles, including most recently as the Director and Global Head of Foreign Exchange (FX) at Societe Generale, as well as its acting UK Head – FIC, Commodities & Exotic Operations for a collective stint of almost four years with the group.
Additional stops also include Deutsche Bank as its Director and Global Head of Commodities Operations, dating all the way back to 1993, according to information made public on his Linkedin profile. During this time he helped leverage and support Deutsche Bank’s commodities business, which has since become one of the largest in the investment community.
According to Emily Cates, Head of UK Business Consulting at GFT in a recent statement on the appointment: “We are delighted that Amolak has joined our team. He will play an integral role in growing the Post Trade Practice, bringing with him a solid background in commodities and FX, and strong experience in leading high-performing teams.”