His election follows the position of Chairman of the WFE Working Committee, which Jos Dijsselhof held from 2021-2023. In this role, he led one of the key committees within the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), which advises the WFE Board of Directors on issues relevant to the industry. As Vice President of the WFE he will support the organization together with the President in its various pursuits to foster resilient, open and interconnected markets globally, as the voice of the industry.
Jos Dijsselhof, CEO SIX, said “I am honored to have been elected Vice Chairman of the WFE. This is a great opportunity to work with other leaders in the industry to promote resilient, open, and interconnected markets globally. I am committed to using my experience and knowledge to help the WFE achieve its goals. I believe that together, we can make a positive impact on the global financial markets.”
Established in 1961, the WFE is the global industry association for exchanges and clearing houses. Headquartered in London, it represents over 250 market infrastructure providers, including standalone CCPs that are not part of exchange groups. Of its members, 34% are in Asia-Pacific, 45% in EMEA and 21% in the Americas. WFE’s 90 member CCPs and clearing services collectively ensure that risk takers post some $1.3 trillion (equivalent) of resources to back their positions, in the form of initial margin and default fund requirements. WFE exchanges, together with other exchanges feeding into its database, are home to over 50,000 listed companies, and the market capitalisation of these entities is over $100 trillion; around $140 trillion (EOB) in trading annually passes through WFE members (at end 2022).
Please see here WFE’s official press release on the new board members.