Hirander Misra is the Chairman and CEO of GMEX Group (GMEX), offering innovative solutions for the creation & operation of electronic exchanges and post trade infrastructure in securities, FX, derivatives, commodities, crypto & digital tokenised assets. He is also part of the Mauritius Financial Services Commission task force on Digital Finance.
He is also Chairman of MINDEX, the Mauritius based International Derivatives and Commodities Exchange, which is a full ecosystem providing a regulated exchange, clearing house, refinery, vault, office, warehousing, digital marketplace and digital custodian for tokenised gold and other assets enabled by blockchain technology. He is also a Director of USAVE Blockchain offering ethical digital tokenised physical gold.
He is also Founder & Co-Chairman of FinComEco, a fully integrated Financial & Commodities Ecosystem providing services, financing, capacity building and enablement solutions to help improve the livelihoods of Sub Saharan African farmers using blockchain.
He is additionally a Board Director of DAG Global, whose mission is to bridge traditional financial services with emerging digital assets to provide the premier trusted platform to access the digital and crypto economy by way of boutique investment banking services. He is also an adviser to EQI Bank, which will provide innovative banking, trading, custody, lending, clearing and settlement services for fiat and cryptocurrencies.
Formerly, he was the COO and Co-Founder of Chi-X Europe Limited, being instrumental in taking the company from concept in November 2005 to reality with the launch and ongoing development with a successful exit to Bats Global Markets for $365M.
Hirander Misra’s initial interest was in stock markets and finance from an early age given his father become active in the UK stock markets during the UK privatisation boom of the 1980s. Likewise, his favourite subjects at school were both history and economics and so he decided to combine them with the degree he chose at LSE. He did his undergraduate degree in Bsc. Economics specialising in Economic History from the London School of Economics (LSE) graduating in 1995 and then did an MSc. Business Systems Analysis and Design part-time at City University between 1998-2000 for which he was awarded a distinction.
When he graduated and then joined Reuters in 1996 I realised that the employees on the business side did not understand technology and that the technology staff did not understand the business. This lead to that eureka moment for him as he realised that technology moving forward would increasingly enable new business opportunities and that those who knew both aspects would be at a distinct advantage.
“This in reality has played out and continues to play out and since I combined these facets, I have never looked back as I can think top down and bottom up very quickly to spot opportunities in the Fintech space,” he said in a recent interview.
Hirander Misra is currently active as entrepreneur and adviser in the following companies:
· GMEX Group – Chairman and CEO
· MINDEX – Chairman
· USAVE Blockchain – Director
· FinComEco – Founder & Co-Chairman
· DAG Global – Board Director
Hirander’s main company, GMEX, is one of the Top 10 leaders of blockchain technology in the All Party Parliamentary Group 2018 report on the UK Blockchain industry with Hirander a leading influencer. He is also In LATTICE80’s Top 100 influencer list for the UN Sustainable Developments Goal agenda for pioneering blockchain technology solutions. GMEX is included in 2018 and 2019 Global Top 100 list of FinTech Companies including Amazon and Google. He is featured in the Financial Technologist 2019 list of the 50 most game changing founders of Fintech companies for GMEX Group.