Our Leadership

Kenny Ives
Kenny Ives
at IXM since 2022
Chief Executive Officer
Experience
  • Head of Glencore’s Nickel division and member of management exco until 2021
  • Several senior trading roles in the UK, China, the Netherlands, and Switzerland
  • 23+ years at Glencore
Jing Wu
Jing Wu
at IXM since 2020
Deputy CEO and CFO
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
Tom Mackay
Tom Mackay
at IXM since 2005
Global Head of Refined Metal
Experience
  • Commercial roles in LDC Coffee and Sugar platforms and other roles in Metals in London, Singapore and Geneva
  • 16 years of experience
Gary Le-Men
Gary Le-Men
at IXM since 2023
Head of Copper Concentrates
Experience
  • 12+ years at Glencore as Head of Copper Concentrates Chartering and Trading and 12+ years at Trafigura as Head of Copper Concentrate trading and leading the Iron Ore division in Singapore.
  • 30+ years of experience in commodity trading.
Xavier-Alexandre Ortiz
Xavier-Alexandre Ortiz
at IXM since 2010
Head of Zinc & Lead Concentrates
Experience
  • Commercial roles marketing concentrate and refined Zinc & Lead in LDC’s Metals unit and at IXM in Singapore and Geneva
  • 14 years of experience
Ronnie Jiang
Ronnie Jiang
at IXM since 2006
Head of Asia region
Experience
  • Head of China Metals business unit, Head of Metals Research and Market Research at LDC
  • 14 years of experience
James Gatehouse
James Gatehouse
at IXM since 2018
Head of Derivatives Trading
Experience
  • Senior roles in global commodity trading including Senior Portfolio Manager at Edesia Asset Management and Senior Trader at LDC
  • 20+ years of experience in global commodity markets
Jason Podrats
Jason Podrats
at IXM since 2017
Chief Legal Officer
Experience
  • Canadian lawyer and English solicitor
  • Associate roles in Canadian and English law firms prior to taking senior legal roles at LDC and then IXM
  • 17 + years of experience
Annabel Destrade
Annabel Destrade
at IXM since 2018
Chief Human Resources Officer
Experience
  • Global Head of Recruitment & Global HR Business Partner at LDC
  • Executive Recruiter & Manager at Michael Page
  • Strategic Consultant at PwC & Finance Mgr. in an Investment Fund
  • 15 years of relevant experience