OANDA Europe Names New Managing Director
Leading retail forex broker hires industry veteran to lead growth in Europe
NEW YORK CITY – May 13, 2014
OANDA,a global provider of innovative foreign exchange trading services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Skowronski as the company’s Managing Director in London. Most recently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Alpari UK, Skowronski will lead strategy for OANDA Europe.
Skowronski brings more than 20 years of financial services experience to OANDA, having served in strategic roles in commercial banking, institutional and retail forex, and as a trader. During that time, he worked in many of the world’s top financial centers including New York City, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Frankfurt and London.
“There is strong growth potential for retail and institutional FX across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and with Daniel’s experience and vision, he will lead OANDA’s offerings in those markets,” said Ed Eger, President and CEO, OANDA Corporation. “With our company’s unique, technology- and customer-centric brand, OANDA is poised to deliver the best platform in the industry.”
Skowronski joins OANDA from Alpari, where he spent the last four years helping to transform the business and culture of the FX broker while serving in senior roles in both the U.K. and U.S. Leading its business strategy, he played a key role in developing Alpari as a global brand.
“I’ve always been impressed by the quality of OANDA’s overall heritage and brand; I firmly believe that OANDA’s proprietary fxTrade and fxTrade Mobile platforms are the best choice for every trader,” Skowronski said. “I’m excited for the opportunity to lead OANDA’s growth in EMEA and to continue driving FX industry excellence with our award-winning technologies.”
OANDA Corporation has transformed the business of foreign exchange through an innovative approach to forex trading. The company’s industry 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 2013, OANDA was honored with nearly a dozen awards, including Best Trade Execution Provider, Best Retail Trading Platform and Best Mobile Trading Platform by International Finance Magazine; as well as Best Value for Money by Investment Trends in each the U.S., UK, and Asia Pacific markets.
OANDA was the first online provider of comprehensive currency exchange information, and today the company’s OANDA Exchange Rates® data provides benchmark rates for corporations, auditing firms, and global banks.
OANDA has seven offices worldwide, in Toronto, Chicago, New York, Boston, London, Singapore and Tokyo. OANDA is 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).