Richard Baker, Chief Executive Officer & Founding Member, Cleartrade Exchange
Richard Baker serves as the Chief Executive Officer and founding member of The Cleartrade Exchange (CLTX). Baker has been with CLTX since its inception in 2010 and divides his time between its Singapore headquarters and its city based London office.
Cleartrade Exchange (CLTX), incorporated in Singapore, is an electronic execution exchange for cash settled cleared derivatives and futures contracts. CLTX is regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) as a Recognised Market Operator (RMO). CLTX provides a specialised order matching engine giving access to an anonymous central limit order book and block traded futures across multiple asset classes and contracts.
Baker is a specialist within the commodity derivative marketplace and has lead CLTX through a strategic roadmap from formation based on regulatory opportunity to majority acquisition by the European Energy Exchange, a Deutsche Börse company in late 2013 and has positioned the company as a leading edge, end to end execution to clearing exchange in a new world marketplace.
He has held several senior executive positions in technology, media and telecommunications. He has served as a non-executive board member in the internet technology solution sector and has directed and co-founded a digital media consulting services firm. Baker has a passion for people, innovation, driving high standards and achieving high results. He holds qualifications in technology and communications and is a frequent speaker at conferences and round tables.