ITI Group appoints Stephen Hawksworth as Group CEO

ITI Group unveils latest senior hire as seasoned industry expert Stephen Hawksworth joins the team as Group CEO with expansion of its leadership team

by Patrick Sullivan, Political Editor on 9 March 2021 11:01

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Emerging markets-focused financial services firm ITI Group, today announces the appointment of Stephen Hawksworth as its new Group CEO. Mr. Hawksworth is a proven business leader with over 30 years’ experience in financial services at the CEO and Board level, encompassing brokerage, proprietary trading and market-making businesses.

He most recently served at ED&F Man Capital Markets as their European CEO, where in 2012 he helped co-found and develop their global futures, FX, and securities brokerage businesses. Previously he had been CEO at Fimat Singapore and Head of Fixed Income and Equities at MF Global.

The appointment of Stephen Hawksworth as Group CEO follows ITI’s recent growth of its senior team, which saw the appointment of John Barker as Chairman of ITI Capital, and Nicholas Jordan and Patrick Martin as Non-Executive Directors of ITI Group, effective from December 2020.

These appointments mark a succinct effort to boost operations by inducting industry leaders to manage and empower new growth initiatives.

ITI Group is made up of four key branches: ITI Capital, ITI Funds, ITI Digital and ITI Tech – its focus as a financial services firm is on digital technologies, prime services and providing its customer base with access to the global markets. DaVinci Capital are the majority shareholders in ITI Group and have set ambitious plans to build the business towards a $1b+ exit over the next few years.

Stephen Hawksworth, Group CEO, ITI Group said: “I am excited about the huge opportunity that we have at ITI and the potential of what we can all achieve together in the future; about being able to work with talented and dedicated people with a transformational agenda; and to be able to advance a shared ambition amongst us all to build a dynamic and market leading financial services firm.”

Oleg Jelezko, Chairman of the Board for ITI Group, said, “We are thrilled to welcome Stephen Hawksworth as our new Group CEO. We have exciting plans and announcements in store for the coming months and have onboarded Mr Hawksworth due to his innate ability and extensive experience in leading ambitious growth and development initiatives in the finance sector.”

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