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ComplyAdvantage, Match-Trade, Orbex and More: Executive Moves of the Week

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Progressing further into October, we notice a rise in the number of new executive roles this week despite the increasing digital winter and its effect on the Forex, Crypto and Fintech universe. Let’s review the executives that have taken on new roles and challenges in our executive moves roundup of the week.

Vatsa Narasimha Replaces Charles Delingpole as ComplyAdvantage CEO

ComplyAdvantage has elevated Vatsa Narasimha to become the new Chief Executive Officer. He replaced the company’s Founder, Charles Delingpole who has now become the Executive Chairman.

Narasimha previously held the roles of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at ComplyAdvantage after joining the company in January 2020.

Find out more about the Vatsa Narasimha replacing Charles Delingpole as the new CEO of ComplyAdvantage.

Match-Trade Promotes Przemyslaw Wojtyna to Payments Solutions Head

Match-Trade Technologies has promoted Przemyslaw Wojtyna as Head of Payments Solutions. Previously, he was a Business Development Manager, who has been working with the company for a year now.

The promotion came only a week after the Match-Trade named Michał Karczewski as the Chief Executive Officer. That was also an in-house promotion as Karczewski was previously the company’s Chief Operating Officer and joined in January 2017.

Read more about Match-Trade promoting Przemyslaw Wojtyna to Head of Payments Solutions.

Drosoula Hadjisavva Joins Orbex as CMO

Drosoula Hadjisavva has joined Orbex as the Chief Marketing Officer.

According to her Linkedin profile, Hadjisavva has taken over the new role.

Orbex was established in 2011 and offers trading services with forex and CFDs of commodities, stocks, indices and cryptocurrencies. With offices in Kuwait, Limassol and Jordan, the broker is licensed in several jurisdictions, including Cyprus, Mauritius, Seychelles and the United Arab Emirates.

Discover more about Orbex onboarding Drosoula Hadjisavva as the new CMO.

BUX Appoints Salim Sebbata as Managing Director for Stryk

BUX has appointed Salim Sebbata, the CEO of its UK office, as the Managing Director of Stryk.

BUX, which operates the zero-free trading app, BUX Zero, rebranded BUX X, its contract for difference (CFD) trading platform, to Stryk in July.

Sebbata’s LinkedIn profile shows that he started acting in the capacity in July and remains the CEO of BUX UK.

Learn more about Salim Sebbata being appointed by BUX as the Managing Director for Stryk.

Zenfinex Hires Alexandros Kritiotis as Global Chief Operating Officer

Zenfinex has hired Alexandros Kritiotis as its Global Chief Operating Officer.

Kritiotis announced the appointment on Wednesday in an update to his LinkedIn profile.

However, the executive’s profile shows that he resumed duty earlier in August.

He is overseeing Zenfinex’s operations across countries, including Cyprus, the United Kingdom, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates.

Find out more about the Zenfinex recruiting Alexander Kritiotis as the new Global Chief Operating Officer.

ThinkMarkets Promotes Alexander Kolchev to CTO

ThinkMarkets has appointed Alexander Kolchev as the Chief Technology Officer. The promotion came after Kolchev completed two years of working with the broker, according to his Linkedin profile.

Based in Sofia, Bulgaria, he joined the broker in October 2020 as the Director of Technology of Europe and later took over the responsibilities in the same role for the broker’s overall global operations.

Kolchev is a software expert with a decade of experience in the industry.

Read more about ThinkMarket’s promotion of Alexander Kolchev to CTO.

Capital.com Onboards Alessandro Capuano as Europe Head

Capital.com has hired Alessandro Capuano as its Head of Europe for the broker’s growth ambitions in the continent. He is already reporting directly to Kypros Zoumidou, Capital.com’s Chief Commercial Officer.

Capuano joined Capital.com from IG where he has been the Head of Exchange Traded Products for the last couple of years. Additionally, he had a previous tenure at IG for almost 13 years. Then, he parted with the London-headquartered broker as its Head of Europe, based out of the group’s offices in London, Dusseldorf and Milan but with continental coverage.

Discover more about Alessandro Capuano being onboarded by Capital.com as its Head of Europe.

EXCLUSIVE: Advanced Markets Bermuda Appoints Omar Qaryouti as MD Commercial and Sales

Advanced Markets has appointed Omar Qaryouti to be its Managing Director of Commercial and Sales for Bermuda and Emerging Markets.

Qaryouti joined Advanced Markets from CMS Prime, a brokerage he joined in July 2021, as the Chief Operating Officer.

Advanced Markets in a statement shared exclusively with Finance Magnates noted that Qaryouti has been tasked with spearheading the company’s global commercial growth.

Learn more about Omar Qaryouti being appointed by Advanced Markets to MD of Commercial and Sales.

Exness Hires Mohammad Amer as MENA Regional Commercial Director

Exness has enhanced its executive team by hiring Mohammad Amer as the Regional Commercial Director for the Middle East and East Africa region.

The appointment came after Exness made an industry record by handling more than $2 trillion in trading volumes for several consecutive months. It ended August with $2.8 trillion in trading volume, while the figures for last month are yet to be released.

Find out more about the Exness onboarding Mohammad Amer as the MENA Regional Commercial Director.

Equiti Capital Hires MaxxTrader’s Tracey Kent as Senior BDM

Equiti Capital has hired Tracey Kent as a Senior Business Development Manager.

On Monday, Kent announced joining the Equiti Group subsidiary which doubled its profits in 2021.

She spent three years and two months as Sales Director at FlexTrade Systems, a multi-asset trading execution and order management solutions provider.

Read more about Tracey Kent being recruited by Equiti Capital as the Senior BDM.

Saxo Bank Selects Mads Petersen as Interim CFO as Mette Pedersen Exits

Saxo Bank has appointed Mads Dorf Petersen as its interim Chief Financial Officer.

Petersen, who has been serving Saxo Bank for over 13 years, is stepping into the shoes of Mette Ingeman Pedersen who is leaving the brokerage after almost two years of serving as the Group Chief Financial Officer.

Until recently, Petersen was the Head of Commercial Finance at Saxo Bank. Previously, he was the Head of Strategic Finance.

Discover more about Mads Petersen being selected as the interim CFO as Mette Pedersen leaves.

Josh Gibson Appointed as Global Head of Exchanges at GSR

Josh Gibson has been named as the new Global Head of Exchanges at GSR.

Announced on his LinkedIn page, Gibson has taken up the new position having served as the Director of Business Development at GSR since July 2020.

Additionally, Gibson has in excess of a decade of experience working in the financial industry and a career that spans the forex/fintech and crypto fields.

Learn more about GSR appointing Josh Gibson as the new Global Head of Exchanges.

Progressing further into October, we notice a rise in the number of new executive roles this week despite the increasing digital winter and its effect on the Forex, Crypto and Fintech universe. Let’s review the executives that have taken on new roles and challenges in our executive moves roundup of the week.

Vatsa Narasimha Replaces Charles Delingpole as ComplyAdvantage CEO

ComplyAdvantage has elevated Vatsa Narasimha to become the new Chief Executive Officer. He replaced the company’s Founder, Charles Delingpole who has now become the Executive Chairman.

Narasimha previously held the roles of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at ComplyAdvantage after joining the company in January 2020.

Find out more about the Vatsa Narasimha replacing Charles Delingpole as the new CEO of ComplyAdvantage.

Match-Trade Promotes Przemyslaw Wojtyna to Payments Solutions Head

Match-Trade Technologies has promoted Przemyslaw Wojtyna as Head of Payments Solutions. Previously, he was a Business Development Manager, who has been working with the company for a year now.

The promotion came only a week after the Match-Trade named Michał Karczewski as the Chief Executive Officer. That was also an in-house promotion as Karczewski was previously the company’s Chief Operating Officer and joined in January 2017.

Read more about Match-Trade promoting Przemyslaw Wojtyna to Head of Payments Solutions.

Drosoula Hadjisavva Joins Orbex as CMO

Drosoula Hadjisavva has joined Orbex as the Chief Marketing Officer.

According to her Linkedin profile, Hadjisavva has taken over the new role.

Orbex was established in 2011 and offers trading services with forex and CFDs of commodities, stocks, indices and cryptocurrencies. With offices in Kuwait, Limassol and Jordan, the broker is licensed in several jurisdictions, including Cyprus, Mauritius, Seychelles and the United Arab Emirates.

Discover more about Orbex onboarding Drosoula Hadjisavva as the new CMO.

BUX Appoints Salim Sebbata as Managing Director for Stryk

BUX has appointed Salim Sebbata, the CEO of its UK office, as the Managing Director of Stryk.

BUX, which operates the zero-free trading app, BUX Zero, rebranded BUX X, its contract for difference (CFD) trading platform, to Stryk in July.

Sebbata’s LinkedIn profile shows that he started acting in the capacity in July and remains the CEO of BUX UK.

Learn more about Salim Sebbata being appointed by BUX as the Managing Director for Stryk.

Zenfinex Hires Alexandros Kritiotis as Global Chief Operating Officer

Zenfinex has hired Alexandros Kritiotis as its Global Chief Operating Officer.

Kritiotis announced the appointment on Wednesday in an update to his LinkedIn profile.

However, the executive’s profile shows that he resumed duty earlier in August.

He is overseeing Zenfinex’s operations across countries, including Cyprus, the United Kingdom, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates.

Find out more about the Zenfinex recruiting Alexander Kritiotis as the new Global Chief Operating Officer.

ThinkMarkets Promotes Alexander Kolchev to CTO

ThinkMarkets has appointed Alexander Kolchev as the Chief Technology Officer. The promotion came after Kolchev completed two years of working with the broker, according to his Linkedin profile.

Based in Sofia, Bulgaria, he joined the broker in October 2020 as the Director of Technology of Europe and later took over the responsibilities in the same role for the broker’s overall global operations.

Kolchev is a software expert with a decade of experience in the industry.

Read more about ThinkMarket’s promotion of Alexander Kolchev to CTO.

Capital.com Onboards Alessandro Capuano as Europe Head

Capital.com has hired Alessandro Capuano as its Head of Europe for the broker’s growth ambitions in the continent. He is already reporting directly to Kypros Zoumidou, Capital.com’s Chief Commercial Officer.

Capuano joined Capital.com from IG where he has been the Head of Exchange Traded Products for the last couple of years. Additionally, he had a previous tenure at IG for almost 13 years. Then, he parted with the London-headquartered broker as its Head of Europe, based out of the group’s offices in London, Dusseldorf and Milan but with continental coverage.

Discover more about Alessandro Capuano being onboarded by Capital.com as its Head of Europe.

EXCLUSIVE: Advanced Markets Bermuda Appoints Omar Qaryouti as MD Commercial and Sales

Advanced Markets has appointed Omar Qaryouti to be its Managing Director of Commercial and Sales for Bermuda and Emerging Markets.

Qaryouti joined Advanced Markets from CMS Prime, a brokerage he joined in July 2021, as the Chief Operating Officer.

Advanced Markets in a statement shared exclusively with Finance Magnates noted that Qaryouti has been tasked with spearheading the company’s global commercial growth.

Learn more about Omar Qaryouti being appointed by Advanced Markets to MD of Commercial and Sales.

Exness Hires Mohammad Amer as MENA Regional Commercial Director

Exness has enhanced its executive team by hiring Mohammad Amer as the Regional Commercial Director for the Middle East and East Africa region.

The appointment came after Exness made an industry record by handling more than $2 trillion in trading volumes for several consecutive months. It ended August with $2.8 trillion in trading volume, while the figures for last month are yet to be released.

Find out more about the Exness onboarding Mohammad Amer as the MENA Regional Commercial Director.

Equiti Capital Hires MaxxTrader’s Tracey Kent as Senior BDM

Equiti Capital has hired Tracey Kent as a Senior Business Development Manager.

On Monday, Kent announced joining the Equiti Group subsidiary which doubled its profits in 2021.

She spent three years and two months as Sales Director at FlexTrade Systems, a multi-asset trading execution and order management solutions provider.

Read more about Tracey Kent being recruited by Equiti Capital as the Senior BDM.

Saxo Bank Selects Mads Petersen as Interim CFO as Mette Pedersen Exits

Saxo Bank has appointed Mads Dorf Petersen as its interim Chief Financial Officer.

Petersen, who has been serving Saxo Bank for over 13 years, is stepping into the shoes of Mette Ingeman Pedersen who is leaving the brokerage after almost two years of serving as the Group Chief Financial Officer.

Until recently, Petersen was the Head of Commercial Finance at Saxo Bank. Previously, he was the Head of Strategic Finance.

Discover more about Mads Petersen being selected as the interim CFO as Mette Pedersen leaves.

Josh Gibson Appointed as Global Head of Exchanges at GSR

Josh Gibson has been named as the new Global Head of Exchanges at GSR.

Announced on his LinkedIn page, Gibson has taken up the new position having served as the Director of Business Development at GSR since July 2020.

Additionally, Gibson has in excess of a decade of experience working in the financial industry and a career that spans the forex/fintech and crypto fields.

Learn more about GSR appointing Josh Gibson as the new Global Head of Exchanges.

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