Les Male

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Les Male
Occupation Chief Executive Officer
Employer Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange
Location Dubai, UAE
Twitter @lesmale
LinkedIn Profile
Website http://www.dgcx.ae

Les Male is the chief executive officer of the Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange (DGCX).[1] He was appointed to that role in February 2018.

Male was formerly at Nasdaq. He has more than 25 years of international experience in the exchange and clearing commodities trading sector.[2]


He began his career with British Gas as a pipeline engineer.

He has also served a commercial director at EnMO and then continued in that role for APX-Endex, the Anglo-Dutch European gas and power trading exchange.

In 2010 he became the European managing director for the Green Exchange, a US backed venture for global carbon trading. After Green Exchange was acquired by the CME Group, Male focused on European gas and Global LNG strategy for NYMEX.

He joined NASDAQ in 2014.



  1. Les Male, Chief Executive Officer. DGCX.
  2. Gaurang Desai is stepping down as CEO of the DGCX. DGCX.