Stefan Ullrich is a Director at Paia Consulting, where he focuses on Sustainable Finance and on developing new collaborative solutions for financing the transition to a low-carbon, resilient and sustainable global economy. Prior to joining Paia, Stefan spent more than 18 years expanding the business of world-leading futures exchanges in Asia across all major asset classes, including soft and agricultural commodities, equity and index, fixed income and precious metals. Starting with Eurex in 1998, he focused on business development in the Asia-Pacific region and was key account manager in Asia Pacific, where he spearheaded the exchange’s expansion in South East Asia, Australia, India and Korea. Moving to NYSE Liffe in 2008, he initially focused on Greater China, before becoming Head of Singapore and South East Asia in 2010. Following the acquisition of NYSE Euronext by Intercontinental Exchange in January 2014 he primarily worked on product development and member engagement and was made ICE Futures Singapore’s Head of Precious Metals in 2015.
After leaving ICE, he decided to follow his life-long passion for sustainability. Apart from his work for Paia Consulting, he is currently pursuing a degree in Sustainability at Harvard Extension School. Stefan holds a Master’s Degree in Classical Chinese from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany.