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OANDA names Jessica Beckstead as Managing Director, North America, and CEO, US

14th September, 2022
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Dana Catterina
Head of Public Relations and Social Media, OANDA

Jessica Beckstead

New York – 12 September 2022: A global leader in online multi-asset trading services, currency data and analytics, OANDA is pleased to announce the appointment of Jessica Beckstead as Managing Director, North America, and CEO, US. Beckstead will be accountable for driving the continued success of the firm’s growth throughout the US and Canada; she will be based in New York.

Beckstead is an 18-year veteran of the FX & CFD industry. She joins OANDA from FXCM Inc., where she most recently served as Managing Director - Global Head of Sales & Customer Success. Previously she was Managing Director of the US for FXCM before moving to Australia to become CEO of FXCM Australia. In her positions at FXCM she shaped and developed the firm’s commercial agenda and extended both its market outreach and geographical footprint.

Gavin Bambury, Chief Executive Officer of OANDA, said “We’re delighted to welcome Jessica to the OANDA team. Jessica brings with her significant knowledge of the financial services industry and is an excellent choice to drive our expansion in the Americas. Her extensive experience growing a retail business, as well as proven operational and strategic expertise, will enable us to identify and implement new strategies to strengthen our reputation, increase market growth, and propel the business forward.”

Further commenting, Beckstead said, “Having spent several years developing and scaling a global retail business across six continents, I am looking forward to building on the strong foundations of the OANDA brand and to further transforming the firm’s operations in the US and Canada.”


Founded in 1996, OANDA was the first company to share exchange rate data free of charge on the Internet, launching an FX trading platform that helped pioneer the development of web-based currency trading five years later. Today, the OANDA group, which includes OANDA Corporation and other subsidiaries of OANDA Global Corporation, provides online multi-asset trading, currency data and analytics to retail and corporate clients around the globe, demonstrating an unrivaled expertise in foreign exchange. With regulated entities in nine of the world’s most active financial markets, OANDA remains dedicated to transforming how the world interacts with trading, enabling clients to trade global market indices, commodities, treasuries, precious metals and currencies on one of the fastest trading platforms in the market.

OANDA Corporation is a registered Futures Commission Merchant and Retail Foreign Exchange Dealer with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and is a member of the National Futures Association. No: 0325821. More Information is available using the NFA Basic resource.