BGC Partners, a US based intermediary to the wholesale financial markets, has appointed Vanessa Ko as director, regional head of eCommerce for Asia Pacific.

Ko joined BGC in 2005 as a product manager for credit. In her new role, she will spearhead the expansion of BGC’s electronic coverage in the region with the roll-out of BGC’s electronic platform, BGC Trader, for multiple new products over the coming year.

The company has also promoted Norliza Kamardin as associate director of eCommerce for Asia. She joined BGC in 2008 from Tullett Prebon as a product manager for eCommerce, covering FX Options, CDS and US Treasuries.

As associate director for eCommerce, Kamardin will be responsible for the marketing and day-to-day operations of BGC’s electronic products for Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and Australia. She will report to Ko.

BGC Partners executive managing director and global head of eCommerce Philip Norton said that these promotions further strengthen our team as the company continue to build new tools and capabilities.