LONDON, 4th October 2011 – Trayport, the leading provider of energy trading solutions to  traders, brokers and exchanges worldwide, today announced the appointment of Michal Bella as Consultant Sales Manager for Central and Eastern Europe for Trayport Ltd. 

Based in Vienna, Michal will manage Trayport’s business development and client relationships within Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), focusing on trading, broking and exchange clients. This includes the development of both existing and new relationships specifically in the rapidly growing energy trading markets of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary, Poland and Romania.

Prior to joining Trayport, Michal was Director at SPX s.r.o., the Slovak Power Exchange, where he was responsible for corporate business development, power trading in SEPS, CEPS & MAVIR, and the development and operation of an OTC trading platform. Michal holds a M.B.A. in Financial Management from the City University of Seattle.

Elliott Piggott, Trayport’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “Central and Eastern Europe is a key region for Trayport with a number of execution venues already benefiting from our trading solutions. Michal brings us highly regarded expertise and in-depth knowledge of the region including his experience gained at the Slovak Power Exchange. Given the industry demand and the strength of our existing relationships we predict that the appetite for our trading solutions will continue to grow.”

Michal Bella added, “I’m very excited to be a member of Trayport’s highly professional team.  With 9 electronic markets in the region already and a drive towards greater transparency, it is clear that the requirements of the CEE energy markets can be served using Trayport’s sophisticated trading solutions.”