OANDA Corporation Names New Chief Technology Officer
Former BlackBerry executive to lead the development and delivery of industry-leading brokerage’s world-class products and services
NEW YORK; September 23, 2013
OANDA, a global provider of innovative foreign exchange trading services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Graeme Whittington as the company’s new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). A former BlackBerry executive, Mr. Whittington is responsible for leading the development and delivery of OANDA’s products and services.
“Graeme boasts a world-class track record in designing and developing highly scalable software products and services,” said K Duker, CEO, OANDA Corporation. “Graeme’s proven strengths in leadership and quality execution are in strong alignment with OANDA's mission to be a technology leader and the most trusted broker in forex and CFD trading services.”
Mr. Whittington joins OANDA from BlackBerry, where he held a variety of senior positions including roles in product management and software with a focus on infrastructure systems. He also brings with him global market experience, including work with telecom regulatory bodies, during his tenure with the Canadian-based mobile device maker. Prior to his role at BlackBerry, Mr. Whittington was part of IBM Canada’s consulting arm with a focus on business and information technology strategy.
“OANDA is a highly-respected, global financial technology company with a solid track record of innovation and transparency in the products and services it provides; I am honored to join the team,” said Mr. Whittington. “OANDA was built on a true foundation of technological engineering excellence, and my aim in this role is to help to continue a legacy of delivering industry-leading desktop and mobile trading platforms that delights our clients.”
OANDA Corporation has transformed the business of foreign exchange through an innovative approach to forex trading. The company’s leading online trading platform, fxTrade, introduced a number of firsts to the marketplace, including immediate execution; instant settlement on trades; trades of any size between one unit and 10 million units; and interest calculated by the second. The company’s many awards attest to the power and flexibility of its trading platform. In 2012, OANDA was named “Best Forex Provider” by the Financial Times and by Investors Chronicle; “Best FX Broker” by Forex Magnates; and was recognized by Investment Trends Singapore as providing “Best Value for Money” and “Highest Overall Client Satisfaction”.
OANDA was the first online provider of comprehensive currency exchange information, and today the company’s OANDA Rate® data are the benchmark rates for corporations, auditing firms, and global banks.
OANDA has five offices worldwide, in Chicago, London, Singapore, Tokyo, and Toronto. OANDA is fully regulated by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the U.S. National Futures Association (NFA), the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), and the Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA).