Tony Weeresinghe appointed to the Board of Directors of the World Federation of Exchanges

MillenniumIT, a leading technology solutions provider and part of London Stock Exchange Group announced today that the company's founder and CEO Tony Weeresinghe was appointed as a Director of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) earlier this month.

Weeresinghe was officially elected to the board at the 52nd WFE General Assembly and Annual Meeting which represents the largest and most widely attended gathering of global exchange leaders, held in Taipei this year. The World Federation of Exchanges is the trade association for the operators of regulated financial exchanges.  With 54 members from around the globe, the WFE develops and promotes standards in markets, supporting reform in the regulation of OTC derivatives markets, international cooperation and coordination among regulators. WFE exchanges are home to more than 45,000 listed companies.

Tony Weeresinghe, CEO of MillenniumIT and Director Global Development at London Stock Exchange Group said:

'I am pleased to have been elected to board of directors of the WFE, representing London Stock Exchange Group. This appointment demonstrates that the innovativeness of London Stock Exchange Group in the last few years is both recognised and valued by our peers. I look forward to contributing ideas for positive change in my elected capacity.'

The newly appointed board of directors will be led by the new Chairman Andreas Preuss, Deputy CEO of Deutsche Norse Group and CEO of Eurex and Vice Chairman Thomas A. Kloet, CEO of TMX Group.