Lucas Schmeddes, President & Chief Operating Officer, ICE Futures Singapore & ICE Clear Singapore
Lucas Schmeddes is President and Chief Operating Officer of ICE Futures Singapore and ICE Clear Singapore, ICE’s Asia based exchange and clearing house which launched in 2015. ICE operates the world’s leading network of regulated exchanges and clearing houses, including the New York Stock Exchange. ICE’s futures exchanges and clearing houses serve global commodity and financial markets, providing risk management and capital efficiency to industry participants. The New York Stock Exchange is the world leader in capital raising and equities trading.
As President and COO, Schmeddes has been instrumental in launching ICE Futures Singapore and ICE Clear Singapore which has involved building local market and clearing infrastructure to further develop the derivatives industry in Asia and provide customers with execution and clearing services in their local regulatory jurisdictions.
He was previously Chief Operating Officer of ICE Endex, ICE’s continental European energy exchange. Prior to his appointment to this role at ICE in 2013, Schmeddes was Chief Financial Officer and a Board member of APX-ENDEX. He has also held several senior finance positions in high growth business units of APX and TNT. He graduated from Tilburg University with an MA in econometrics and has an MBA from INSEAD.