The Chairperson and Vice Chair positions are elected by the General Assembly for a term of two years and renewable for an additional two year term . These positions are represented by Exchanges or an Association of exchanges that are members of the Federation.
Chairman: Muscat Securities Markets, Mr.Ahmed Saleh Al-Marhoon
Mr.Ahmed Saleh Al-Marhoon is the Director General of Muscat Securities Market since 2001. During his career he has acquired several leading positions in Government and Private Sector in the Sultanate of Oman. Prior to MSM, he was the
CEO of a brokerage firm and has also served as a board member in several financial institutions.
Mr. Al-Marhoon holds an MBA from UK.
Vice Chairman: Athens Stock Exchange, Mr. Socrates Lazaridis
Socrates Lazaridis is CEO of the Athens Exchange Group. He is also Chairman of the Board of the Stock Markets Steering Committee and member of the Board of the Hellenic Capital Market Commission. He joined the Athens Exchange Group in 1994 and held several positions at the Central Securities Depository, the "Systems Development and Support of Capital Market" (ASYK SA) and the Athens Exchange, while he served as member of the Board at Athens Derivatives Exchange and the Athens Derivatives Exchange Clearing House.He was also member of the Board of the LinkUp Markets and of the Federation of the European Securities Exchanges (FESE). Born in Athens in 1962, he studied Economics at the Department of Economics in Athens University and continued his studies for an MSc (Econ) at Queen Mary College of London. In 1987 he founded "Effect Ltd", which specialized in software development for the capital markets industry.
Working Committee Chair: Egyptian Exchange, Mr. Mohamed Farid, Chairman
Mr. Mohamed Farid is a Chairman of Egyptian Exchange from 07 August, 2017 for a term of 4 years. Mr. Farid had been served as the Vice Chairman of the Egyptian Exchange for the years 2010-2011. He is also a Board member of the Insurance Holding Company, the Egyptian Investor Protection Fund, and formerly the CEO of an Economic Forecasting Consulting firm in Egypt. Mr. Farid was selected as an external advisor for venture capital and financial leasing activities at the World Bank in Egypt for the period from 2013 to 2016. Formerly, Mr. Farid served as Senior Financial Economist and Head of the Capital Market Unit at the Ministry of Investment. He served as an Economist at the Ministry of Economy and Foreign Trade. In addition, Mr. Farid was a part-time lecturer at the American University in Cairo and the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport.
Mr. Farid holds a BSc in Commerce and Economics from Helwan University. He also holds an MBA from the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport and an MSc in Economics, Finance and Investment from York University, UK and an MSc in Financial Mathematics from CASS Business School, UK, and Venture Capital Certificate from UC Berkeley, USA.
Working Committee Vice Chair:Iran Fara Bourse, Mr. Amir Hamooni
Mr Amir Hamooni has been the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Iran Fara Bourse Securities
Exchange (IFB) since September 2012. He also is acting as the Board Member of Iran Financial
He has acted as IFB’s Market Operations Manager from 2010 to 2012 until his appointment to the
CEO position. Formerly, Mr Hamooni had served as an executive for the Securities & Exchange
Organization’s (SEO) Surveillance for 5 years.
Mr Hamooni holds a Masters degree in ‘Economics’ from Tehran University where currently he is a
Secretary General: Konstantin Saroyan
Konstantin Saroyan is a Secretary General of the Federation of Euro-Asian Stock Exchanges (FEAS) since 2017. Mr. Saroyan has been the Chief Executive Officer of “NASDAQ OMX Armenia” ojsc since 2011. He started his career in 1999, heading marketing, HR, strategic planning, business development in a number of Armenian banks, as well as clearing and settlement department of Central Depository of Armenia. In 2004-2011 Mr. Saroyan acted as Head of Internal Audit, and afterwards as Member of Management Board in “Armswissbank” cjsc and later in 2011 joined NASDAQ OMX Armenia as Chief Executive Officer, leading the company’s strategic and operational management and implementing a range of innovations, related to modernization of Armenian securities market infrastructure. Meanwhile, Mr. Saroyan is involved in senior management of various local and international organizations. He is a Co-Chairman of Investment Bankers Club, a board member at Enterie Impact Capital GmbH and the Fund for Rural Economic Development in Armenia (FREDA), and chairman at Armenian Institute of Independent Directors.
Mr. Saroyan attended various seminars and trainings, both local and abroad, participated in Working groups of USAID, UNDP, OECD and other international organizations as an expert of capital market. Mr. Saroyan holds PhD in Economics and is currently teaching in French University of Armenia Foundation.
Executive Board Members
Muscat Securities Market (Chair) Ahmed Saleh Al-Marhoon, CEO
Athens Stock Exchange(Vice Chair), Socrates Lazaridis, CEO
The Egyptian Exchange (Working Committee Chair), Mohamed Farid, Chairman
Iran Fara Bourse (Working Committee Vice Chair), Amir Hamooni, CEO
Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, Rashed Al Baloushi, CEO
Kazakhstan Stock Exchange Alina Aldambergen, CEO
Cyprus Stock Exchange, Marinos Christodoulides, Chairman
Armenia Securities Exchange, Emma V Shand, Chairman
Palestine Exchange, Ahmad Aweidah, CEO
Central Securities Depository of Iran, Dr.Mohammadreza Mohseni, President & CEO
European Bank for Reconstruction & Development, Andre Küüsvek, Director