CME Group, the world's largest and most diverse derivatives exchange, today announced that it has appointed Evans Papanikolaou as Managing Director, CME Globex Market Operations.
Papanikolaou, 43, will be responsible for overseeing the CME Globex Control Center (GCC), the first point of contact for CME Globex customer support, as well as the GCC project management and communications functions. Additionally, he will play a leading role in assisting the cross-divisional effort aimed at enhancing the company's strategic initiatives from an operational perspective. He will report to Julie Holzrichter, Managing Director, Operations.
Before joining CME Group, Papanikolaou gained more than 15 years of experience in the global financial services and consulting industries. He most recently served as Director, Chicago Institutional Futures, Citigroup Capital Markets and Banking, where he was responsible for running the firm's institutional futures business/office in Chicago. He also has worked as a Futures Trader/Research Analyst for Panos Trading and as an independent futures trader. He has also held operations and client management consulting roles for a variety of firms including PricewaterhouseCoopers, Talus Solutions, Diamond Technology Partners and Accenture.
Papanikolaou earned a bachelor's degree in economics and management from Beloit College and an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.