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IPO-VID Livestream 108

IPO-VID Livestream 108

AFM, Africa & Commodities

With a background across Africa during a tumultuous quarter century for the continent’s commodity markets, former AFM Chairman Chris Sturgess is passionate about developing and adding value to markets.

Chris Sturgess has over 25 years commodities market experience having begun with South African Futures Exchange (SAFEX) where a small team revolutionized South African commodity trading.

Until early 2018 Chris was Chairman of the Association of Futures Market, a position he held for 5 years. More recently he has concentrated on consulting services on the African continent, working with various stakeholders in Malawi, Zambia, Kenya, Cote d’Ivoire, Togo and Nigeria. He has also been engaged with the World Bank and their various carbon funds.


Markets For The Next Generation

Gedon Hertshten is a highly successful businessman and thought leader in the derivatives industry whose career began in 1978 as an independent floor trader on CBOT.

In 1993, Gedon founded G.H. Financials, a global FCM servicing an array of industry participants through offices in London, Chicago, Hong Kong and India. This led in 2005 to the foundation of the more broadly diversified Hertshten Group, Gedon’s businesses employ over 800 professionals in nine countries.

Gedon has been instrumental in expanding the global reach of the listed derivatives industry, recruiting, educating, and training top university graduates in various countries to increase the global talent pool and understanding of listed derivatives.

Gedon remains actively involved in promoting and advocating for the listed derivatives industry on a global scale. He currently serves as a board member of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and has previously served on the boards of LIFFE & CME Group.

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