"Who's Who" in Foreign Exchange 2008

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ILYA SOROKIN

president and CEO

ACTFOREX

Ilya Sorokin is president and CEO of ActForex, a New York-based provider of foreign exchange software and retail FX trading technology. The firm offers the Internet Currency Trading System (ICTS), a platform with the ability to accommodate various business models. ActForex enables financial institutions of any size to offer online FX trading services.

Ilya.sorokin@actforex.com

HULYA KEFELI

executive vice president-international banking

AKBANK

Hulya Kefeli was named executive vice president-international banking at Akbank in 2007. She has held various positions in the international banking division of the Istanbul-based bank since 1983. Kefeli has a bachelor's degree from the School of Business Administration and Engineering at Istanbul Technical University.

SHAYNE COLLINS

executive director, sales (Australia)

AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING (ANZ)

Shayne Collins is in charge of sales for ANZ's foreign exchange and interest-rate risk-management products. Prior to joining ANZ, he performed a variety of roles at National Australia Bank (NAB), including managing interest-rate derivatives and FX sales teams. Collins also has experience in managing balance-sheet interest-rate risks in group treasury at ANZ.

shayne.collins@anz.com

CHRISTOPHER BOYD

head, consultative risk management, markets

AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING (ANZ)

Christopher Boyd is head of consultative risk management at ANZ. He provides hedging products and services tailored to customer needs. Over the past 10 years he has worked in various areas of the markets division of the bank, with roles in derivatives structuring, options trading, rates and foreign exchange sales.

christopher.boyd@anz.com

GERHARD SEEBACHER

head of global rates, currencies and commodities

BANK OF AMERICA

Bank of America this year combined its global rates, currencies and commodities businesses into one unit, known as GRCC, which is led by Gerhard Seebacher. Former head of global rates, Seebacher added currencies to his portfolio in October 2007. Before that, he was head of marketing for global derivatives products in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. In August 2008 Bank of America announced six senior appointments to its foreign exchange platform.

gerhard.seebacher@bankofamerica.com

RICHARD F. MAHONEY

executive vice president and head of global markets

THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON

Richard F. Mahoney is responsible trading and sales in the foreign exchange, multi-currency interest-rate and equityderivatives markets, as well as e-commerce and research activities. He joined the bank in 1993 from Citibank, where he was managing director of foreign exchange in North America.

rmahoney@bankothy.com

JORGE A. RODRIGUEZ

managing director and head of global FX sales

THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON

Jorge Rodriguez joined the bank in 1996 as head of global risk management services. Prior to that he was head of financial markets distribution and a member of senior management of Credit Suisse, where he oversaw the treasury and foreign exchange groups. He also has worked at Citibank in New York, Chicago, Houston and London and at Swiss Bank Corporation in New York.

jrodriguez@bankofny.com

IVAN RITOSSA

managing director and head of global markets trading-Asia-Pacific, foreign exchange and prime services

BARCLAYS CAPITAL

Managing director Ivan Ritossa relocated from Barclays Capital's London office to Singapore in February 2007 as head of rates, Asia-Pacific. Ritossa maintained his role as head of foreign exchange globally. Barclays Capital is the investment banking division of UK-based Barclays Bank. The bank recently introduced its newest investable foreign exchange index, the Barclays Adaptive FX Trend Index. …