Trading Places: New Hires at AxiCorp, Playtech

Catch up on the latest industry updates of key personnel.

The summer lull has refused to see a slowdown in the number of personnel moves across the financial services industry, with many big names on the move.

Tuesday, June 7

Patrick Hayes, BNP Paribas

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On Tuesday, BNP Paribas Securities Services appointed Patrick Hayes as its newest multinational head, whose jurisdiction will cover a panel of countries including the UK, Middle East and South Africa. Mr. Hayes joins BNP Paribas Securities Services from State Street, having worked there for a lengthy period. He will step into his new role at the end of the month and will be reporting to José Placido, the Global Head of Client Development at BNP Paribas Securities Services.

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Trevor Young
Trevor Young

Trevor Young, OANDA

OANDA lost a key component of its Canadian operations following the departure of senior executive Trevor Young. Mr. Young originally joined OANDA back in 2011 as its Mobile Product Manager. In this capacity, he helped manage the group’s product portfolio. The next five years saw him work as both OANDA’s Senior Director, Product Management as well as his most recent role as its Vice President, Product Management.

Wednesday, June 8

Tim Dennis, Breakingviews

Thomson Reuters (NYSE:TRI) added Tim Dennis to the senior team of its global financial commentary business, Breakingviews, landing at the group as its Commercial Director. In his new role, Mr. Dennis will be tasked with the development and execution of Breakingviews’ business model, including its standalone website. In this capacity he will be based out of the group’s London office.

Rajesh Yohannan, CEO of AxiCorp
Rajesh Yohannan

Thursday, June 9

Rajesh Yohannan, AxiCorp

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Francesco Rodano Source: LinkedIn
Francesco Rodano

AxiCorp Financial Services appointed Rajesh Yohannan as its Chief Executive Officer last week. Rajesh Yohannan succeeded the original founder of the firm Goran Drapac who will assume the position of Executive Chairman. He is relinquishing his position after founding AxiCorp 7 years ago and opening the company’s offices in Sydney, London and Dubai.

Francesco Rodano, Playtech

Last week, Playtech announced that Francesco Rodano had joined the company’s executive management team as Chief Policy Officer. As part of his new role that will be based in London, Mr. Rodano will report to Playtech’s CEO, and will advise the company’s executives on governmental policies while engaging with policy-makers at the local, state and national and EU Level.

Thomas Jegu, President of Saxo Banque
Thomas Jegu

Thomas Jegu, Saxo Bank

Saxo Bank reshuffled its leadership team last Thursday, unveiling a key promotion at at the company’s French unit. After 9 years at the company, Thomas Jegu was promoted to the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to succeed the founder of the Saxo Banque France Pierre-Antoine Dusoulier. Jegu has been promoted after holding a series of key roles at the French unit of the Danish multi-asset brokerage. He joined the French subsidiary Saxo Banque back in 2008 as Head of Sales. After elevating to the rank of Managing Director in 2012, Jegu is now taking the helm to the Paris headquartered arm of the Danish brokerage.

Friday, June 10

Lauren Kiley, Credit Agricole

Last Friday, Credit Agricole on-boarded a new FX sales executive from Morgan Stanley – Lauren Kiley joined the lender after spending 9 years at the U.S. bank. She started working at Morgan Stanley in 2007 as an analyst and moved up the ranks quickly to become Vice President of FX Sales at the company’s London premises.

Michael Ptasznik Source: TMX Group
Michael Ptasznik

Michael Ptasznik, Nasdaq

After nearly 8 years as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of TMX Group Limited and more than 20 years with the company, Michael Ptasznik relinquished his role to join Nasdaq as its CEO, and begins his tenure on July 11.

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