Our leadership

Paul Akroyd
Paul Akroyd
at IXM since 2013
Chief Executive Officer
Experience
  • Head of LDC Sugar and Coffee Platforms
  • Several trading roles in LDC offices globally Trader at Cargill UK
  • 34 years of experience
Education
  • Master of Arts from Oxford University
Jing Wu
Jing Wu
at IXM since 2020
Deputy CEO
Experience
  • Group CFO at COFCO International
  • Senior risk management and portfolio optimization roles at Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, Lehman Brothers and BP
  • 30 years of experience
Education
  • MBA in Investment & Corporate Financial Management from Ohio State University, USA. He is Chartered Financial Analyst and certified Financial Risk Manager
Hal Didner
Hal Didner
at IXM since 2006
Chief Operating Officer
Experience
  • Regional Head of Metals EBS, MEA, and LatAm as well as senior commercial roles
  • Senior commercial roles at Metallgesellschaft, Newco Greenwich, and Mitsui
  • 34 years of experience
Education
  • Degree in Accounting and Economics from State University of New York
Benoit Pialoux
Benoit Pialoux
at IXM since 2016
Chief Financial Officer
Experience
  • Middle East and Africa Regional CFO and China CFO at LDC
  • Senior financial roles at Neuf Cegetel in Enterprises and Mass Market Divisions
  • 24 years of experience
Education
  • Master of Engineering from Telecom Paris Tech
Ji Yongmei
Ji Yongmei
at IXM since 2018
Chief Risk Officer
Experience
  • Head of International Business Cooperation of Shanghai Branch, China Development Bank
  • 24 years of banking experience
Education
  • Master in Finance from London Business School
Arnaud Paulik
Arnaud Paulik
at IXM since 2011
Head of Metals BD M&A and Asset Portfolio
Experience
  • Head of Business Development M&A Asia, Global Head Business Development at LDC
  • Senior commercial roles at Neuf Cegetel and LDCom Networks
  • 24 years of experience
Education
  • Master of Engineering from Ecole Centrale Paris and an MBA from EM Lyon
Ronnie Jiang
Ronnie Jiang
at IXM since 2006
Asia Regional Head of Metals
Experience
  • LDC Head of China Metals Platform, Head of Metals Researcher and Market Researcher
  • 14 years of experience
Education
  • Master of International Business and Management from Nottingham Trent University
Paul Shapiro
Paul Shapiro
at IXM since 2006
Head of Copper Concentrates
Experience
  • Senior commercial roles at Philipp Brothers, Newco Greenwich and Mitsui & Co
  • 41 years of experience
Education
  • Degree in Geological Sciences from University of Rochester
Tom Mackay
Tom Mackay
at IXM since 2005
Head of Copper
Experience
  • Commercial roles in LDC Coffee and Sugar platforms and other roles in Metals in London, Singapore and Geneva
  • 16 years of experience
Education
  • BA (Hons) Hispanic Studies degree from University of Manchester
Dragoslav Sekularac
Dragoslav Sekularac
at IXM since 2011
Head of Zinc & Lead
Experience
  • Senior commercial roles at Transamine, managing the copper concentrates and copper metals book
  • 21 years of experience
Education
  • Master of Business Administration from Webster University