ICDA Appoints Two Key Board Members

Swiss-based ICDA has today appointed Stéphane Graber and Paul Lynch to its board of directors.

The International Commodities and Derivatives Association (ICDA) has today announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors.

Dr Stéphane Graber, Secretary General of the Swiss Trading and Shipping Association (STSA) and Dr Paul Lynch, CEO of itarle, a leading provider of multi asset algorithmic trading and analytics services for the sell-side, have joined the association with immediate effect.

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Stéphane Graber

In his previous role, Stéphane Graber was instrumental in unifying three regional associations under a single umbrella and was the driving force behind STSA’s professionalisation and increased engagement with Swiss authorities. He also established STSA as the sector’s representative organisation and authoritative voice.

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Prior to that, he held positions at the Economic Development Office, Department of Regional Affairs, Economy and Health of the Republic and State of Geneva and was President of the Swiss Chinese Chamber of Commerce (SCCC), Geneva Chapter, and a member of the Board of the SCCC in Zurich.

Paul Lynch

Paul Lynch began his career as a derivatives trader on the LIFFE floor before moving on to become an expert in algorithmic trading. Prior to establishing itarle in Switzerland and across the globe he was Head of Algorithmic Trading at Citigroup.

Dan Day-Robinson, Chairman of ICDA commented on the appointments, “I’m delighted to welcome Paul and Stéphane to our Board. They will be able to augment ICDA’s unique role as an Association based in continental Europe serving the global commodities and derivatives space, particularly at a time of geopolitical, business and regulatory flux in our industry. As well as supporting ICDA’s traditional role, both new board members have a strong commitment to pursuing the Association’s evolutionary strategy, which explores new products, platforms and products from a business development perspective.”

ICDA Background

Geneva-based ICDA is a professional not-for-profit association of institutions concerned with all aspects of the commodities and derivatives industries globally.

Its members include global brokers, bankers, investment fund managers, commodities trading firms, market information providers and service companies, as well as exchanges and clearing houses.

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