IG Bank Management

The board of directors and the executive management of IG Bank is responsible for ensuring the long-term success of IG Bank by delivering sustainable shareholder value. Our board members and executive management members have been selected for their varied skills and their ability to guide and oversee the strategic direction of the business.

Jon Noble

Chief Information Officer at IG Group and Chairman of the Board of Directors at IG Bank S.A.

Jon Noble has considerable experience built over 18 years in the financial industry, having held various positions within IG Group. He started his career with IG as a Futures Dealer, and soon moved on to roles such as Head of Futures Trading, Dealing Director, and Dealing and Operations Director. Jon Noble currently serves as Chief Information Officer at IG Group Holdings Plc, a role he has held since 2012. He is responsible for all IT functions in IG Group, including offices in London, Krakow and Bangalore.

Jon Noble earned a BA in Economics with honors in 1998, and an Executive MBA from the London Business School. He serves as a Director for IG Group Holdings Plc.

Arthur Leigh Robertson

Independent member (Vice-Chairman) of the Board of Directors at IG Bank S.A.
Arthur Leigh Robertson is an international senior manager with extensive experience in banking and finance. He started his career at KPMG where he managed responsibilities for various banking and insurance clients. In 1994, he joined HSBC/Safra Republic as a managing director and general manager. At HSBC/Safra Republic, he held several senior management positions such as General Manager and Chief Financial Officer. From 1995 and 2011, he also had various board of director memberships and committee memberships at HSBC/Safra Republic. In 2012, Arthur Leigh Robertson joined EJS Investment Management SA and Safra SA as a director where he oversees the wealth management of the Edmond J Safra Philanthropic Foundation.

Paul Mainwaring

Chief Financial Officer at IG Group and member of the Board of Directors at IG Bank S.A.

Paul Mainwaring’s in-depth knowledge of financial services and experience in several public companies is helping IG to make further progress in building and growing the operational and strategic capability of the business.

Paul Mainwaring joined IG from Tullett Prebon plc where he served as Finance Director from 2006 to 2016. Prior to this, he was Group Finance Director of Mowlem plc and TDG plc. From 1993-2000, he held various financial roles at Caradon plc including three years as Finance Director of a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse in 1987, and obtained an MBA from Cranfield School of Management in 1991.

Bridget Messer

Chief Commercial Officer at IG Group and member of of the Board of Directors at IG Bank S.A.
Bridget Messer joined IG in 2005 as legal counsel, specialising in regulatory matters. Bridget Messer’s current role is Chief Commercial Officer where she, and her team of 650 people, are tasked with the role of attracting, onboarding, servicing the needs of and delivering quality service to IG’s clients. Prior to her current role, she headed up the legal, compliance and company secretarial function for IG.

Prior to IG, Bridget Messer worked as a solicitor for Deutsche Bank, and before that worked as a solicitor for Corrs Chambers Westgarth in Australia, specialising in financial services law. She's a strong believer in the role that industry associations can play in raising the standards in an industry and delivering good outcomes to clients and, to this end, was chair of the UK CFD & FX Association for 7 years. Outside life at IG, Bridget Messer is Chair of the African Commercial Law Foundation, which is a charitable foundation aiming to promote the rule of law in Africa through commercial law.

Maurice Pedergnana

Independent member of the Board of Directors at IG Bank S.A.
Maurice Pedergnana works as lecturer and professor for Banking + Finance at the Institute of Financial Services Zug IFZ at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, and mainly as chief economist at Zugerberg Finanz AG. He is a former member of the BoD of Zurich Cantonal Bank as Chairman of the Audit Committee (1999-2011). Maurice Pedergnana holds a PhD in Economics.

 Fouad Bajjali

Chief Executive Officer at IG Bank S.A.
Fouad Bajjali is CEO at IG Bank S.A., heading the Swiss offices in Geneva and Zurich which IG Group launched in October 2014. Mr. Bajjali has spent more than 10 years at IG Group in various senior positions globally, including Director General at IG Madrid and Business Development Manager at IG Singapore.
 
He holds a BA (Hons) in international business studies from the European Business School. Mr. Bajjali speaks English, German, Spanish and French and is based in Geneva.

Myriam Bensaid

Head of Legal & Compliance, General Secretary at IG Bank S.A.
Myriam Bensaid is an expert in banking law and compliance. She has held various responsibilities since 2007 in the legal and compliance department of several renowned banking institutions. In 2017, she joined IG Bank S.A. as Head of legal and compliance, member of the management Board and Secretary General to the Board of Directors.

Myriam holds a Certificate in Compliance Management from the University of Geneva and a master degree in Banking Law and Wealth Management from the University d'Aix Marseille III.

Hakan Ekinci

Chief Financial Officer / Chief Risk Officer at IG Bank S.A.

Hakan Ekinci is CFO and CRO and a member of the management board of IG Bank SA in Geneva.

He is an international finance and risk professional with an experience of over 20 years. He graduated from Bogazici University in Turkey 1996 and from University of Geneva (EMBA) in 2012. He started his career in external audit with Ernst and Young and later specialized in risk management and financial controlling of Private Wealth Management in Switzerland at several banks such as HSBC, Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank. He is a qualified accountant as ACCA and CPA as well as qualified internal auditor and risk professional as CIA and CRMA. He speaks Turkish, English, French and Spanish.

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