The Leadership Team
The marketplace changes at a rapid pace and we strive to remain competitive, adapt to change and catalyst innovation for the future. As part of this continued effort, we have created a new management team supporting our technology businesses.
Ann Neidenbach is the Global Head of LSEG Technology and Chief Information Officer, Shared Services for the London Stock Exchange Group, responsible for the oversight of all Group technology services, business operations and corporate services, with teams in UK, Italy, France, US, Sri Lanka and Romania.
As LSEG Technology’s Group Head, Ann is responsible for the Technology Products & Services business which delivers robust, scalable, high-performance technology including broker, exchange, market data, risk management, surveillance, clearing and settlement products.
With over 25 years of industry expertise, Ann brings a wealth of experience to LSEG’s technology businesses. Previously, Ann was Managing Director and Chief Information Officer at Cowen Inc. where she was responsible for providing strategic direction and driving technological innovation across all its businesses. She also led the firm’s software development, information services, and technical infrastructure. Prior to Cowen, Ann has held a variety of senior technology roles at BNY Convergex, Nasdaq, and Citi. She was part of the executive team and CIO at BNY Convergex. Earlier at Nasdaq, she served as Senior Vice President of Market Systems, where she led a team of expert architects and engineers developing electronic trading, clearing, market data, and index solutions. She also served as Senior Vice President of Market Technology, responsible for delivering trading and clearing solutions to over 90 exchanges globally, and as the COO/CIO of Nasdaq Europe.
Ann has also held senior positions at Citibank; as Managing Director of Electronic Trading Technology, where she was responsible for overseeing the technology for equity and options electronic execution, algorithmic trading and electronic market making, and as Chief Operating Officer for Lava Trading.
Dee Liyanwela serves as the Global Head of Shared Services Centres and Head of LSEG Technology Sri Lanka. Dee joined LSEG in 2013 and has been pivotal in implementing the Group’s off-shoring and near-shoring strategies; setting up two state-of-the-art operational hubs in Sri Lanka and Romania. Dee leads the development and operation of LSEG Technology’s high performance technology solutions, including trading, market surveillance and post trade systems for over 40 organisations and exchanges around the world, including the Group’s own markets.
Dee was previously an Executive Director for London Clearing House for eight years, responsible for Listed Derivatives, Equities and Fixed Income Technology. He has more than 20 years of experience in building technology platforms, managing various technology functions and delivering services via global offshore delivery centres. Prior to joining LCH, Dee was the CTO for a specialist software vendor where he built and ran a delivery centre for the company from Bangalore, India.
Dee began his career working on Mobile Telecommunications technologies. Dee holds a BA (Hons) in Technology and Finance, an MBA, as well as an Advanced Management Programme from Ashridge Management College, UK.
Ferdinando is a high-energy and curious-creative entrepreneur, with a M.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the University of Naples, Federico Secondo. He co-founded and served as the CEO of Gatelab, since its inception in early ’90, driving the company to be a leading provider of high frequency, low latency front-office infrastructure for trading and risk.
After becoming part of London Stock Exchange Group in December 2012, he is still serving as a CEO of Gatelab, focusing in the company’s international expansion, supporting LSEG Technology strategy goals. Passionate about technology and finance, his curious-creative soul, first born in Olivetti, California and Italy, and in Italtel R&D, Florida and Italy, and in Gatelab later on, still inspires him in this exciting fintech era.
Taking into great account diversity and inclusion, he can assemble and drive seemingly disparate talents into a cohesive, inspired and engaged team, capable to innovate in business and technology. Ferdinando enjoys painting and scuba-diving.
Antonio has always embraced change as a way to foster innovation and offer a competitive edge to any business. With this vision he co-founded Gatelab with offices in Isernia (1989), Milan (2000) and eventually London (2008).
With over 35 years of expertise on advanced technologies ranging from artificial Intelligence to distributed data management, from hard real-time programming based on SW/HW acceleration techniques to friendly user experience to solve complex problems, he delivered banking expert systems, customer segmentation services based on neural network, near-zero-latency algotrading platforms totally open to traders and super-fast matching engines for all asset classes.
Antonio holds a “summa cum laude” degree in electronics from the University of Rome La Sapienza. He worked for Oracle Italy and Unilever before establishing Gatelab, where he has been managing all major product lines and is currently serving as Chief Technical Officer. He loves music and archeology, the latter in a broad sense, from the origin of the people of Samnium, the region of ancient Italy where Gatelab was first established, to … The Beatles!
Feroz joined MillenniumIT in 2002, and has worked in various roles including VP Product Management, Head of Smart Order Routing and Market Data Systems line of business, and took over the role of VP Trading Systems in 2014 prior to his current role as Head of Professional Services.
Feroz has led his team on a number of successful projects including TMX, HKEx, BVL, and the implementation of Aequitas NEO Exchange project, a collaborative effort by the Trading Systems and Surveillance Systems teams.
Feroz is an Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka, and is a qualified management accountant, with a professional qualification from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK).
Based in London, Lorne leads the company's global sales and marketing activities across its entire product portfolio.
Before joining the company in January 2015, Lorne enjoyed a highly successful career at Nasdaq, where he was most recently Global Head of Sales and Business Development for SMARTS Integrity, Nasdaq's global surveillance solution for exchanges and regulators. Lorne was a key member of the team that set up SMARTS prior to its acquisition by Nasdaq.
Lorne holds a B.Com First-Class Honours degree from the University of New South Wales and the University of Western Australia.