FIA elects new board members at annual meeting

The Futures Industry Association (FIA) announced the election of directors to its board at its annual meeting in Boca Raton, Fla. Fourteen directors were elected for a two-year term.

Primary Member Directors:

Alicia Crighton, Goldman, Sachs & Co. LLC
John Dabbs, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC
Jan Bart de Boer, ABN AMRO Clearing Bank N.V.
Mary Foreman, Morgan Stanley
Alasdair Hodge, Barclays Bank PLC
Thomas R. Kadlec, ADM Investor Services, Inc.
George Simonetti, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC
Christopher Topple, Societe Generale International Limited

Associate Member Directors:

Clive Christison, BP Products North America Inc.
Arthur W. Hahn, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Kenneth M. Raisler, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

At-Large Member Directors:

Michael C. Dawley, Bluefin Partners LLC
Scott Gordon, Rosenthal Collins Group, L.L.C
Christopher Heymeyer, Hehmeyer LLC

Following these board elections at the annual meeting, the new board met to consider business and elect new officers as follows:

Chairman: Edward Pla, UBS Securities LLC
Vice Chairman: Jerome Kemp, Citigroup Global Markets Limited
Secretary: Najib Lamhaouar, HSBC Securities (USA) Inc.
Treasurer: M. Clark Hutchison, Deutsche Bank

Edward Pla, Managing Director, Global Co-Head of Execution and Clearing, UBS, was elected chairman of the board of directors for a two-year term. Pla replaces Michael Dawley who is retiring from Goldman Sachs.

FIA President and CEO Walt Lukken welcomed Pla to the position. "Ed Pla takes on this role at a critical time for the industry and we look forward to his expert and collaborative stewardship of the FIA Board."

FIA is a global trade organization for the futures, options and centrally cleared derivatives markets, with offices in London, Singapore and Washington, D.C. FIA’s membership includes clearing firms, exchanges, clearinghouses, trading firms and commodities specialists from more than 48 countries as well as technology vendors, lawyers and other professionals serving the industry.