Hester Serafini

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Hester Serafini
Occupation Interim President
Employer ICE Clear Europe

Hester Serafini was named interim president of ICE Clear Europe in February of 2020.[1]  She was previously president and chief operating officer of ICE Clear US, a role she had held starting in January 2017.

She joined ICE as COO in March 2016, with responsibility for managing the clearing house operations and interpreting and implementing regulatory changes.[2] She took on the additional role of president of ICE Clear US on January 1, 2017 when Tom Hammond retired from the position.


Serafini joined ICE from J.P. Morgan, where she led the OTC clearing and intermediation business for credit, FX and rates derivatives in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Before that, she was global head of credit prime brokerage and clearing for Deutsche Bank.

She began her career at Goldman Sachs.


Serafini holds a doctorate in mathematics from the Courant Institute at New York University and has a master’s degree in applied mathematics from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.


  1. ICE shuffles clearing house leadership in US and Europe. Financial News London.
  2. Intercontinental Exchange Announces Promotion of Hester Serafini to President of ICE Clear U.S. as Tom Hammond Retires. ICE.
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