Global Finance’s annual list of Who’s Who in Foreign Exchange.

BMO Capital Markets

C.J. Gavsie

Managing director & global head of foreign exchange products and China capital markets
Gavsie is responsible for BMO’s global foreign exchange operations in Canada, the US, Europe and China. He serves on the Canadian Foreign Exchange Committee and is co-chair of the Toronto Financial Services Alliance’s renminbi working group.


BMO Capital Markets

Firas Askari

Managing director & global head of foreign exchange trading
Askari is responsible for Canadian dollar trading globally at BMO Capital Markets in Toronto. He is a past president of the Financial Markets Association of Canada and has served on the Bank of Canada’s FX Committee. He joined BMO in 1996.


BNY Mellon

John Murray

Head of currency administration sales & FX services client engagement
Murray has been a leader in creating and developing BNY Mellon’s currency administration business, which is focused on strengthening the integration of hedging administration services provided by the bank’s trading and servicing groups.


Banco Itaú

Rogério Carvalho Braga

Product director for foreign exchange
Braga was recently named director of foreign exchange at Banco Itaú, which he joined in 1999. He was hired at Unibanco in 1987 as president of Cambuhy Citrus Commercial Exporters. Banco Itaú acquired Unibanco in 2008.

Banco Itaú BBA

José Augusto Durand

Director, client desk, foreign exchange desk & developing products department
Banco Itaú’s client and FX desks provide corporate, treasury, international and investment banking services in Brazil. Durand joined the bank in 1996 and was previously a senior trader for the client desk at Lloyds Bank.

Brown Brothers Harriman

Marc Chandler

Global head of currency strategy
Chandler joined Brown Brothers Harriman in 2005 as global head of currency strategy. He had been the chief currency strategist for HSBC Bank USA and Mellon Bank. An associate professor at New York University, he teaches classes in international political economy.


CME Group

Derek Sammann

Senior managing director, global head of commodity and options products
Sammann joined the CME in 2006, where he had previously served as senior managing director of interest rates and FX products. Before that, he was managing director, global head of FX options and structured products, at Calyon in London. Sammann also serves as vice chair of the recently formed Foreign Exchange Professionals Association.



Nadir Mahmud

Global head of FX and local markets
Mahmud was named to his current position in February, and he relocated to London from Singapore, where he had been regional markets head for Asia-Pacific at Citi. He began his career at Citi in Bahrain in 1984 and has held senior positions at the bank in London, New York, Riyadh and Johannesburg. Mahmud was head of proprietary trading at Sakura Global Capital in New York from 1996 to 2000, before rejoining Citi as fixed-income, currencies and commodities head for sub-Saharan Africa.




James Bindler

Head of G10 Foreign Exchange
Bindler is responsible for all foreign exchange sales and trading in the G10 developed markets at Citi. A member of the London Foreign Exchange Joint Standing Committee, hosted by the Bank of England, he first joined Citi in 1990 on the FX options desk. He was a multi-asset proprietary trader at NatWest Markets from 1997 to 2000, before returning to Citi. Prior to his current position, Bindler was head of trading for Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and global head of FX options.


Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Kieran Salter

Global head of FX
Salter has global responsibility for all foreign exchange trading and sales. He began his career in FX sales at Lehman Brothers and has worked for a number of banks, most recently Crédit Agricole, where he was head of foreign exchange sales.

DBS Bank

Peter Soh

Managing director & head of foreign exchange
Soh was named managing director in 2005 and has been with DBS since 1989. Within Singapore and the Southeast Asia region, DBS has an estimated 20% market share in the FX market.


DBS Bank (Hong Kong)

Conrad Kwok

Managing director & head of trading and FX derivatives
Kwok is managing director of treasury and markets at DBS’s Hong Kong branch and was appointed head of trading in 2011. He joined DBS in 2000. Prior to that, he spent 11 years at Chase Manhattan Bank in Singapore and Tokyo.


Deutsche Bank

Zar Amrolia

Managing director & co-head of fixed income and currencies
Amrolia has been instrumental in implementing Deutsche Bank’s electronic trading capabilities. Last year the bank introduced Autobahn Mobile, giving investors access to trading data and research via mobile devices. Amrolia is a member of the FX Committees of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Bank of England.


Wolfgang Koester

Koester founded of FiREapps, a leader in FX exposure management that enables multinational corporations to identify, analyze and manage FX risk. Koester is a board member of ACI International, the Financial Markets Association.


Foreign Exchange Analytics

David Gilmore

Partner & economist
Gilmore is responsible for managing  fundamental coverage. Before founding the FX advisory service for institutional traders in 1994, he spent seven years providing online commentary with MCM/CurrencyWatch and MMS International.


Fortress Investment Group

Jeff Feig

Co-president of liquid markets, and co-chief investment officer of the Fortress Macro Fund
Feig joined the New York–based global investment manager Fortress in June from Citi, where he was managing director and global head of G10 FX. Fortress’s liquid-markets business includes the firm’s macro funds, which invest across products and geographies, as well as a fund-of-funds. A native of Toronto, Feig joined a Citi predecessor in 1989 as an associate on the FX desk.



Frederic Boillereau

Global head of foreign exchange and commodities
Boillereau, an HSBC managing director, is also global head of corporate sales, based at the bank’s Canary Wharf headquarters in London He began his career trading exotic FX options at Crédit Agricole Indosuez in 1996 in New York.  He joined Republic National Bank in 1998, which was acquired by HSBC in 2000. He is a board member of both CLS and the global FX division of AFME and serves on the Foreign Exchange Committee of the Bank of England.



Mark Johnson

Global head of foreign-exchange cash trading
Johnson is global head of foreign-exchange cash trading at HSBC, based in London. Prior to joining HSBC in 2010, he was founding managing partner and chief investment officer at Johnson Stewart Partners. Before that, he was global head of trading at Deutsche Bank.


J.P. Morgan

Troy Rohrbaugh

Co-head of global rates, foreign exchange, commodities and emerging markets
Rohrbaugh joined J.P. Morgan from Goldman Sachs in 2005. He was named to his current position in April, after serving as global head of foreign exchange and rates since 2012. Previously, he had been head of global FX at J.P. Morgan for seven years. Rohrbaugh is the current chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s FX Committee.

Millennium bcp

Joaquim Pires

Managing director and head of foreign exchange
Pires is head of foreign exchange at Millennium bcp, a leading bank in Portugal. He is responsible for FX trading and sales, covering numerous currencies and structured products. Pires joined the bank in 1991 from Banco Português do Atlântico.


National Bank of Kuwait

Mammen Varkey

Assistant general manager, investment and treasury group
Varkey started his career at National Bank of Kuwait and has been chief dealer and head of FX trading since 1989. With more than 25 years of experience in the markets, he is an active trader of the major currencies and a market maker in all GCC currencies.


Nomura Securities

Jens Nordvig

Head of fixed income research, Americas
Nordvig has been a managing director at Nomura Securities since 2009. He is also global head of FX strategy. Previously, he was managing director at Goldman Sachs, where he served as senior markets economist and co-head of global currency strategy.



Ed Eger

President and CEO
Eger joined Toronto-based online FX trading firm Oanda in December 2013 from PayPal. Before that, he had been CEO of Citi’s international consumer credit card business. Oanda’s fxTrade platform introduced a number of firsts in the industry, including interest calculated by the second.

Saxo Bank

Kim Fournais

Co-founder and CEO
Saxo Bank pioneered online trading in 1998. The firm provides broking services worldwide. Earlier this year, Saxo introduced a revamped TradingFloor.com social trading platform.


Saxo Bank

Lars Seier Christensen

Co-founder and CEO
Christensen and co-CEO Kim Fournais founded broker Midas in 1992, which later became Saxo Bank. Christensen funded the Danish political party Liberal Alliance, which has been a consistent advocate of lower taxes.


Joachim Alpen

Global head of markets
Alpen is head of fixed income, currencies and commodities as well as trading and capital markets. SEB has FX trading desks in 16 countries. Alpen joined SEB a decade ago as an emerging markets trader and has held numerous positions, including head of trading in New York. Previously, he worked at the Swedish Embassy in Moscow.



Stina Norrhede

Head of FX sales, Stockholm
Norrhede is running the FX sales department of SEB in Stockholm. She previously was global head of e-FX trading and distribution, as well as head of algorithmic trading.



Barry Wainstein

Vice chairman and deputy head, global head of foreign exchange and precious and base metals
In addition to his position at Scotiabank, Wainstein is a member of the Canadian Foreign Exchange Committee and the European Central Bank’s Foreign Exchange Contact Group.


State Street Global Markets

Anthony Bisegna

Senior managing director, global head of FX
Bisegna is responsible for managing the foreign exchange sales and trading business and all currency trading activities worldwide for State Street. He is a member of the Foreign Exchange Committee of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.


Thomson Reuters

Phil Weisberg

Global head of foreign exchange
Weisberg assumed his current position in January 2013, following the acquisition of FXall by Thomson Reuters. He founded FX trading platform FXall in 2000 and served as its CEO. He had previously been MD, global FX derivatives trading, at J.P. Morgan. Thomson Reuters updated its rulebook, a code of conduct, earlier this year to discourage market manipulation.

VTB Capital

Vitaly Bouzoveria

Global head of fixed income
In addition to overseeing fixed income, Bouzoveria is also head of the investment business at VTB Bank. He is responsible for the bank’s corporate investment business.

Wells Fargo

Peter Connolly

EVP and group head, global transaction banking
Connolly joined Wells Fargo in 1986 as the chief corporate adviser for trading and sales. Three years later he became the division manager for foreign exchange trading and sales. In 1995 he began overseeing global transaction banking. He is chairman of Wells Fargo Bank International. Connolly is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s FX Committee.