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 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 London, Italy, France, US, Sri Lanka and a new center opening in Bucharest this year. Previously, Ann was Managing Director and Chief Information Officer at Cowen Inc where she was responsible for providing strategic direction of Cowen’s technology innovation across all its businesses and led the firm’s software development, information services, and technical infrastructure. A well-known technology expert, Ann has over 25 years of experience in the global financial industry. 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, 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. Ms. Neidenbach 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 has been serving as the Head of BSL Sri Lanka and Romania since November 2018 and in his expanded role, Dee will overlook LSEG Technology Sri Lanka. He is also responsible for executing LSEG’s Group Offshoring Strategy. 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 Advance Management Programme from Ashridge Management College, UK.
Antonio co-founded the Gatelab business in 1989. Prior to this he worked on artificial intelligence as applied to banking, before moving into the finance arena to design latency sensitive systems leveraging SW and HW programming techniques. Antonio gained a degree cum laude in Electronic Engineering at the University of Rome in 1984, writing his thesis on enriched entity-relationship models implemented using the Oracle database.
Nando co-founded the Gatelab business in 1989 and served as its Managing Director from 1989 to 2012, focusing on banking and finance. Previously he had held senior positions at Italtel R & D for VOIP and Speech Recognition projects (1986-89) and at Olivetti R & D, USA and Italy, for Operating System development (1979-86). Nando holds an MSc in Computer Engineering from Politecnico of Naples, University Federico Secundo (1979).
Ed was formerly Group Product Manager responsible for real-time information services at LSEG. He oversaw numerous change initiatives including the Group Ticker plant programme and the migration of Group markets to MilleniumIT technology. Prior to spending eight years in this role, Ed worked in corporate delivery for Lehman Brothers Investment Bank. He holds a BSc in Management with ICT from the University of York.
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.