Neil Orchard

Managing Director, Direct Sales, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Neil Orchard is Managing Director of Europe, Middle East and Africa. He attained this role at the beginning of 2018. Neil joined Numerix in 2008 with the mandate to launch a Middle East and Africa operation based in Dubai. Prior to joining Numerix, he devoted 20 years as a trader of interest rate and foreign exchange derivatives, starting at Citibank in London before moving to Bahrain. Neil’s experience in the Middle East allowed Numerix to expand its operations in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar and throughout the African continent, from South Africa to Côte d'Ivoire. As a trader, Neil was an early adopter of products such as OIS in the late 1990s and was a buyer of market risk through structured products. At Numerix, Neil was the first to promote solutions around Model Validation and XVA.