Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BGC Group, Inc.
Howard W. Lutnick is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BGC Group, Inc., a leading global brokerage company serving the financial markets. In addition, Mr. Lutnick is also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P., one of the world’s leading financial services firms.
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.
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.
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.
Mr. Addas has been a director of our company since July 2023. From 2008 to 2023, Mr. Addas held numerous senior positions at BofA Securities, Inc., including Co-Head of Global Financial Institutions Group from 2021 to 2023, Co-Head of Americas Financial Institutions Group from 2019 to 2021, and Head of Specialty Finance from 2018 to 2019. Mr. Addas holds a Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University, and a Juris Doctor from the George Washington University Law School.