The Leadership Team

Remaining close to customers and hands-on with technology.

Janhavi Dadarkar

Janhavi Dadarkar

Chair of the Board of Directors

In Janhavi, Adaptive boasts a Chair of the board who brings a wealth of experience in governance, strategy and risk mitigation. A former corporate media lawyer from DLA Piper, one of the largest global law firms and current Governance programme lead at the Institute of Directors, her deep strategic insight and knowledge of governance for high growth and international markets ensures the board is balanced between deep industry knowledge and a breadth of skills to enable Adaptive to continue its success story. She holds a portfolio of NED and advisory positions and is a regular media commentator and conference speaker.

Yann L’Huillier

Yann L’Huillier

Non Executive Director

In Yann, we have a prolific technology professional who is recognized as a global expert in electronic trading technology. Having been the Group Chief Information Officer for the Tradition Group since April 2010, he has a comprehensive understanding of oversight of the Group IT Strategy including development, deployment and support of current and new technology including the Trad-x hybrid and ParFX electronic platforms, Market Data Technology and Tradition Regulatory technical hubs. Before taking his role at Tradition, he led the development, integration and technological deployment of the Turquoise's trading platform, now owned by the LSE Group. From 2003 to 2007 he was the CIO of the Boston Stock Exchange where he oversaw trading system R&D and created LeveL Alternative Trading System and his innovative 'dark book' market as well as the new BeX lit or 'bright book'. He had previously worked at The Toronto Stock Exchange where he was in charge of the complete overhaul of the Trading technology for the Senior and Junior equity market. He is the non-executive Chairman of Enyx, a Company specialized in FPGA technology and frequently speaks at conferences.

Matteo Cassina

Matteo Cassina

Non Executive Director

In Matteo, we have a solid financial services professional with international experience in the industry for over two decades. After working at a number of big banks including BNP Paribas, he joined Goldman Sachs as Head of Prime Access SM, supporting the needs of the first wave of Fintech players (online brokers and digital wealth managers) across EMEA. He subsequently moved to Merrill Lynch as Head of Total Trader SM, providing electronic execution (DMA and ALGORITHMIC) for broker dealers, proptrading shops and retail aggregators. The service includes clearing, financing, stock loan, and custody for all asset classes. He subsequently served as President of Citadel Securities Europe, before joining SAXO bank where he was CEO (UK), member of the board of Directors (France), and member of the global executive committee of Saxo Bank (Copenhagen). Matteo has also been on the board of Nasdaq Europe and Boerse Berlin. He is a member of the Board of IT Software in Milan, and passionate about cycling where he holds private investments.

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