David Howson was appointed chief operating officer of Bats Europe, an exchange owned by BATS Global Markets, in June 2013. He oversees Bats Europe’s software engineering, infrastructure and operational teams. He reports to CEO Mark Hemsley.
Before joining Bats Europe, Howson was chief technology officer at Equiduct Systems Ltd., where he was one of the founders responsible for establishing Equiduct in 2006 as a pan-European market focusing on retail investors. He was in charge of designing and implementing the company’s technology platform and market structure and was responsible for technology strategy, market structure and post-trade services.
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