The Foreign Exchange Professionals Association (FXPA) is pleased to announce the election of Chip Lowry, Senior Managing Director of State Street Global Markets, as Chair, and Jill Sigelbaum, EVP and Global Head of Foreign Exchange at Traiana, as Vice Chair. FXPA also approved a slate of nine candidates to the 2016 Board of Directors.

Lowry succeeds outgoing Chair Eric Busay, who was a Senior Portfolio Manager at CalPERS, while Sigelbaum replaces Adam Cooper, Senior Managing Director and Chief Legal Officer at Citadel LLC. Busay and Cooper were instrumental in leading FXPA through its inception and successful launch in September 2014.
“Under the leadership of Adam Cooper and Eric Busay, the FXPA has established itself as an important voice in the industry conversation. We look forward to building on that success,” says Lowry.
“Traiana joined FXPA at inception to support this unique industry group, which provides a 360-degree view of the FX industry through its diverse membership. I look forward to working with Chip, Sean and Bill as well as the new board, as we grow the organization during its second year,” adds Sigelbaum.
In addition to Lowry and Sigelbaum, also elected to the Board were: Jonathon O’Donnell, Investment Officer, CalPERS; Philip Harris, Head of EBS Markets, EBS BrokerTec; Dmitri Galinov, CEO, FastMatch; Igor Marich, MD, FX and MM, Moscow Exchange; Jodi Burns, Global Head of Regulation & Post-Trade, FX, Thomson Reuters; KC Lam, Director, International Sales, Singapore Exchange; and Harpal Sandhu, CEO, Integral Development Corp.
FXPA Officers Sean Tully, Senior Managing Director, Financial and OTC Products, CME Group, and Bill Goodbody, Senior Vice President, FX, BATS Global Markets, retain their roles as Treasurer and Secretary, respectively.
The new Board members join existing members: Michael Curran, EVP, Global Head of FX, BNY Mellon; Stephen Komon, Sr. Passive Portfolio Manager/Head Trader, Colorado PERA; John Shay, Partner – Transaction and Technology Services, Virtu Financial; Kevin Cudahy, Director, Bloomberg Tradebook; and David Goone, Chief Strategy Officer, Intercontinental Exchange.
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The FXPA is a Washington, DC-based organization that represents the collective interests of the full array of professional foreign exchange industry participants. The group was developed to engage key regulators, policymakers, the news media and general public through education, research and advocacy, with the goal of advancing a sound, liquid, transparent, and competitive global currency market.