“I have no doubt that in countries where agriculture is being taken seriously that commodity exchanges enable agricultural policies and translate into benefits for the livelihoods of millions of farmers”

– Eleni Gabre-Madhin, This is Africa

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May 22, 2014

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Who we are.

eleni’s key players tackle every challenge with passion and integrity.

Eleni Gabre-Madhin

Chief executive officer

Eleni is an internationally recognized thought leader on commodity exchanges and rural development in Africa.

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Jawad Ali

Chief technology officer

Jawad has been a technology entrepreneur specializing in enterprise hubs and complex marketplaces for over two decades.

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Keith Thomas

Chief operating officer

Keith has 25 years of experience in business and technology solutions in the financial sector, particularly in banking and payment systems.

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Eleni Gabre-Madhin, Jawad Ali and Keith Thomas

Services we deliver.

eleni is the only proven exchange builder for frontier markets today. We create end-to-end exchange ecosystems on a public-private partnership basis.

Our services include:

  • Legal & regulatory

    Legal & regulatory

  • Warehouse receipts

    Warehouse receipts

  • Electronic central depository

    Electronic central depository

  • Automated clearing house

    Automated clearing house

  • Public education

    Public education

  • Delivery logistics

    Delivery logistics

  • Market surveillance

    Market surveillance

  • Risk management

    Risk management

  • Compliance enforcement

    Compliance enforcement

  • Real-time mobile market data

    Real-time mobile market data

We have proven capability to deliver bold, fast, and smart solutions that transform lives.

A great African success.

In 2008, when no one believed it was possible, we had a bold vision to launch the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX). This exchange became the first of its kind in Africa, and is now hailed as an innovative model and recognized globally as a unique African success.

Our success is based on the things we did differently.

‘After 1,000 days of trading ECX passed US$1 billion in trades with zero defaults.’

Empowering millions of small farmers and traders.

Empowering millions of small farmers and traders.

ECX – an efficient, modern trading system in action.

ECX – an efficient, modern trading system in action.