ICE appoints Ben Jackson as Chief Commercial Officer

International network of exchanges and clearing houses Intercontinental Exchange Inc (NYSE:ICE) today announces a set of changes to its management ranks.

Ben Jackson, President and COO of ICE Futures U.S., has been appointed as ICE’s Chief Commercial Officer. In this newly established role, Mr Jackson will be responsible for leading the integration planning and execution of ICE’s acquisitions and joint ventures. Mr Jackson joined ICE in 2011 from SunGard where he was at the helm of the company’s energy and commodities business.

Lynn Martin, President and COO of ICE Data Services, has a new responsibility for Interactive Data, which ICE acquired in December last year. ICE Data Services span ICE and NYSE market data, analytics, connectivity services and Interactive Data. Ms Martin joined NYSE in 2001 where her roles included CEO of NYSE Liffe U.S. Before taking up her current role, she served as COO of ICE Clear U.S.

Trabue Bland, ICE Vice President of Regulation, has been appointed as President of ICE Futures U.S. Mr Bland has led ICE’s efforts to implement US financial reform while coordinating ICE’s global response to financial reform and cooperated closely with ICE’s U.S. and European compliance operations. He joined ICE in 2007 from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) where he served as counsel to then CFTC Chairman Walt Lukken.

All of the above-mentioned appointments are effective Monday, February 1, 2016. Mr Jackson, Ms Martin and Mr Bland will report directly to ICE Chairman and CEO Jeffrey C. Sprecher.

Mr Sprecher said:

These promotions reflect our commitment to delivering on our strategic and financial objectives. And they reflect the contributions of these leaders in serving our customers in an evolving landscape, while establishing the next phase of our company’s growth.”

You can view the official announcement about the appointments by clicking here.

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