Ullink appoints Didier Bouillard as Chief Executive Officer

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LONDON, 11 June 2015. Ullink, a leading provider of electronic trading and connectivity solutions to the financial community, announces that Didier Bouillard will take on the role of Chief Executive Officer, effective from July 1. Bertrand Sciard, Ullink’s current Interim CEO, will move to Chairman.

Bouillard, currently serving as Ullink’s Chief Revenue Officer, has 25 years of experience in senior leadership positions in the Financial Technology industry. Previous roles include CEO of Ubitrade which he held for many years, and Executive Vice President at Sungard, where he was responsible for the Capital Markets Electronic Trading field and product organisation. He brings extensive business management experience as well as deep industry knowledge of Ullink’s target market.

Speaking of the move Bouillard said, “The pressures on financial markets participants require their suppliers to offer ever-higher levels of service and support. With its market leading connectivity and trading solutions, managed service offerings and global presence Ullink is ideally positioned to respond. I am delighted to be offered the opportunity to lead Ullink in this hugely exciting phase of our development.”

On moving from Interim CEO to Chairman Bertrand Sciard, an Operating Partner of Ullink’s owner Hg Capital, said, “My role as Interim CEO was firstly to identify the right person to take Ullink forward. Didier brings a wealth of experience in operating international businesses in the markets that Ullink targets, and I am confident that Ullink will continue to grow and prosper under his leadership.”

Sciard takes over the Chairman position from Hans Gieskes, who will continue to work with Hg Capital as an Operating Partner. Sciard added, “On behalf of Hg Capital I would like to express my gratitude to Hans for his guidance during this transitional period for Ullink. I am delighted we can continue to benefit from his experience as part of the Hg team.”

Regina Malzburg-Collins                                tel.: +44 (0)20 7264 2411
Head of Marketing & Communications

About Ullink:
Ullink is a global provider of market leading multi-asset trading technology and infrastructure for buy-side and sell-side market participants. Trusted by over 150 of the world’s top-tier banks and brokers, the company provides consistent, reliable access to the most current and innovative trading solutions available. Since 2001, Ullink has established itself as one of the fastest growing technology companies in the industry.

In 2014 Ullink acquired NYFIX and Metabit from the New York Stock Exchange, further expanding its product offering by creating one of the industry’s largest FIX based trading communities.

The combined company manages over 450 trading platforms daily, is connected to more than 100 of the world’s leading liquidity and exchange venues and offers over 700 different FIX and API adapters. Ullink has offices in New York, Toronto, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, Manila, São Paulo, Cluj and Sydney.

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