Board of directors
Our Board of Directors is currently composed of five members.
Linda A. Bell
Director, BGC Partners, Inc.Dr. Bell has been a director of our Company since July 2013. Dr. Bell has served as the Provost and Dean of the Faculty at Barnard College, Columbia University since 2012, where she is also a Professor of Economics. Prior to joining Barnard, Dr. Bell was the Provost and John B. Hurford Professor of Economics at Haverford College from 2007 and 2012 and a member of the faculty since 1992.
David P. Richards
Director, BGC Partners, Inc.Mr. Richards has been a director of our Company since December 2017. Mr. Richards is the Chairman of Prodrive Holdings Ltd., a British motorsport and advanced engineering group, a position in which he has served since the firm’s founding in 1984.
Arthur U. Mbanefo
Director, BGC Partners, Inc.Mr. Mbanefo has been a director of our Company since October 2021. Mr. Mbanefo is the Managing Partner of Phoenix Partners LP, a merchant banking and private credit business. Previously, Mr. Mbanefo was the Chief Investment Officer and Head of Principal Business and Asset Management for ORIX Corporation USA. Mr. Mbanefo also previously served as the Chief Investment Officer of Barclays Bank PLC. Mr. Mbanefo currently serves as chairman of the advisory board of Datatailr Inc., a financial and data analytics and development firm, and has been a senior adviser to Banyan LLC, an e-commerce data solutions firm. Mr. Mbanefo graduated with a BSc with Honours from Loughborough University. He is also a Fellow Chartered Accountant.
Director, BGC Partners, Inc.Mr. Laguerre has been a director of our company since January 2023. Beginning February 2023, Mr. Laguerre became a Senior Advisor of Warburg Pincus, working in its Capital Solutions, Financial Services and Business Services Group. Previously, Mr. Laguerre was Executive Vice-President and Global Head of Private Equity and Managing Director Capital Solutions at Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and a Senior Principal at CPP Investment Board (formerly CPPIB), each Canadian pension funds. Mr. Laguerre has been a CFA Charterholder from the CFA Institute since 2000. Mr. Laguerre holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University, and an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He is a Desautels’ Global Expert at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management.