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As Markit’s chief executive officer, Lance is responsible for leading the company’s strategic development and managing its day-to-day operations. Lance founded Markit in 2003 after spotting an opportunity to bring transparency to the credit default swap market; the company launched the first daily CDS pricing service that year. Lance has overseen Markit’s growth from a start-up to a global company with over 3,000 employees in more than 20 offices worldwide, serving over 3,000 customers.Lance graduated from the Simon Fraser University in Canada with a BBA and holds an MSc from the London School of Economics.

Lance Uggla
Chief executive officer

Shane Akeroyd is a managing director, responsible for Markit’s global sales division, having joined Markit in 2008. Shane is responsible for Markit’s sales strategy and implementation across all products and geographies and manages a team of more than 200 people.Shane holds a BSc (Hons) in Economics from University College London.

Shane Akeroyd
Global head of sales

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