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executive decisions dominated the headlines this week.
In March 2023, the same number of executives join the forex, cryptocurrency, and fintech businesses for another week. In our executive movements roundup of the week, let’s look at the leaders who have taken on new roles and experiences.
Weekly Executive Moves
Charlie Whitlock of Credit Suisse is appointed head of distribution for the Americas by XTX Markets
Charlie Whitlock, the former Managing Director and Head of AES Sales for the Americas at Credit Suisse, was named by XTX Markets as its Head of Americas Distribution on Thursday. Whitlock brings 25 years of expertise in the financial markets to the position.
Sam Farrell is appointed head of North America by Torstone Technologies to expand operations in the US and Canada.
Sam Farrell has been appointed as the Head of North America at Torstone Technologies, a significant SaaS platform for processing securities and derivatives in the post-trade phase. Farrell will oversee all Torstone US and Canadian activities from his headquarters in Toronto, expanding the business’s footprint in North America and securing its position as a top supplier in both the US and Canada markets.
StoneX Pro EMEA Appoints Thomas Friesleben as Managing Director
With the purpose of directing the expansion of its StoneX Pro business throughout EMEA, StoneX Group has engaged Thomas Friesleben as Managing Director. He will answer to Eric Donovan, the Group’s Global Head of Institutional FX, from his headquarters in Germany.
- Martin Price is appointed head of investor relations at IG.
- Uses of Blockchain Technology in the Financial Sector
Chief Operating Officer of Robinhood to Retire
Gretchen Howard, who was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Robinhood Markets in 2019, has made the decision to leave the organisation by the end of 2023. By the end of March, she will relinquish her position as COO and transition into an advising position until her retirement.
Forbes Advances Sophia Barnes
Sophia Barnes, who joined Bloomberg in October 2020 as the APAC Marketing Manager, has been elevated to Global Marketing Manager. She spent eight years at Multibank Group, a well-known FX/CFDs broker, before joining Bloomberg. She started there as a senior project manager before being elevated to director of public relations and marketing.
Exness appoints a new chief executive officer
Exness, an FX/CFDs broker with its headquarters in Cyprus, has appointed Elena Krutova as its chief administrative officer. She had worked at the firm for the previous five years as the Chief People Officer. She will be responsible for managing the broker’s personnel, finances, legal & compliance, and corporate operations in her new position.
To manage sales in the region, Scope Markets recruits the VP of Equiti.
Yaser Zidan has been hired by Scope Markets to serve as the region’s sales manager. This information was released three months after the broker was considering ways to expand further into the MENA and Asia.
In an update to his LinkedIn page on Tuesday, Zidan disclosed his new position with Scope Markets. After nearly seven years at Equiti, which he joined in August 2016 as a Senior Account Manager, the executive departed for Scope Markets. From May 2018 until his resignation, Zidan served as Equiti Jordan’s vice president of sales in addition to his other duties.
Learn more about Yaser Zidan’s appointment as Scope Markets’ new MENA sales manager.
Binance’s VP Appointed Executive Director of New Zealand’s FMA
Daniel Trinder will join the enterprise leadership team as Executive Director of Strategy and Design, according to a Monday announcement from the Financial Markets Authority in New Zealand.
Trinder brings more than two decades of professional expertise to the table, which he has accrued at HM Treasury, the International Monetary Fund, and a number of other notable institutions as well as at prestigious investment banks including Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, and Standard Chartered.