Markets operator and provider of post trade risk mitigation and information services ICAP plc (LON:IAP) just announced that it has appointed Kieran Walsh as Director of European Agricultural and Soft Commodities to launch and manage a new European agricultural commodities desk. Kieran will report to Graham Francis, Head of EMEA Energy and Commodities, ICAP Energy, and will be based in London. The new desk will complement ICAP’s Agriculture and Softs teams in the United States.
Kieran joins ICAP from Aurel BGC in Paris, where he was a senior agricultural commodities broker. Prior to this Kieran held positions at GFI Group and as a physical grains trader in London.
In his role, Kieran will build a team and develop a European agricultural commodities offering for ICAP customers.
Kieran Walsh, said:
This is an extremely exciting time to be joining ICAP and building a European agricultural commodities desk within the largest clean balance sheet commodities broker in the market. Our market-leading position, superior execution platform and technology expertise allows us to provide our customers with a first class service. I look forward to working with ICAP Energy to diversify our commodities offering.
Graham Francis, added:
We are pleased to welcome an experienced professional of Kieran’s calibre to our European Commodities team. With strong demand for agricultural commodities in Europe, we believe it is an excellent time to expand ICAP’s offering and we look forward to servicing new and existing customers in this venture.