August 13, 2018
Cinnober Group

Cinnober appoints Peter K. Lenardos as new Group CEO

Today Cinnober’s board of directors has appointed Peter K. Lenardos as Group Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Lenardos has served as Cinnober’s Group Chief Financial Officer since June of this year, and was a Senior Financial Advisor to Cinnober since April of this year. The appointment is effective immediately. Mr. Lenardos will continue to be based in Cinnober’s Stockholm and London offices.

Prior to his employment at Cinnober, Mr. Lenardos was a Managing Director in the Royal Bank of Canada’s (RBC) London office. At RBC, he established the global market infrastructure and European diversified financials franchises, and developed strong C-suite relationships across the market infrastructure and asset management sectors. 

Veronica Augustsson, who served as Group CEO since 2012, is leaving Cinnober to pursue other interests. The board thanks her for her significant contributions and wishes her well in her future endeavours.

Because the role of Group CFO is now vacant, Mr. Lenardos will also serve as Acting Group CFO in addition to Group CEO. The company is launching a search to fill the Group CFO vacancy. 

The board reiterates the company’s intentions to achieve profitability in 2019 and to continue to self-fund its business activities and expansionary efforts. Cinnober takes pride in being the only independent provider of world-class trading and clearing technology to marketplaces and clearinghouses on a global basis.

Cinnober will report its Q2 results as scheduled on 23 August at 8am Stockholm time, with a conference call at 10am Stockholm time.

Contact person:
Fredrik Backlund
Head of Corporate Communications
Tel. +46-73 403 12 39

Download the press release here

About Peter Lenardos
Peter Lenardos was born, raised and educated in the United States, and has dual US and UK citizenship. He relocated to London, where he resides, from the United States in 2005. He holds a Bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Notre Dame (USA), where he graduated summa cum laude, and a MBA in finance from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management (USA), where he graduated with distinction. He has held financial and management positions in both the US and European finance industries.

About Cinnober
Cinnober provides solutions and services to leading trading and clearing venues, including exchanges, clearinghouses, banks and brokers. Cinnober’s solutions are largely based on the TRADExpress™ Platform, incorporating everything needed for mission-critical solutions in terms of performance, robustness and flexibility. The portfolio of offerings includes price discovery and matching, real-time risk management, clearing and settlement, index calculation, data distribution and market surveillance.

Cinnober’s customers include the Asia Pacific Exchange, Australian Securities Exchange, B3, Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange, Euronext, Japan Exchange Group, Johannesburg Stock Exchange, the London Metal Exchange, LME Clear, NYSE and the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

Cinnober’s shares are traded on the Nasdaq First North exchange and the company’s Certified Advisor is FNCA Sweden AB. For additional information, please visit

This information is information that Cinnober Financial Technology AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 14:00 CEST on 13 August 2018.