|[January 14, 2013]
OANDA Adds to Its Senior Management Team
NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--
OANDA, a global provider of innovative foreign
exchange trading services, is pleased to welcome Jesper Bruun-Olsen
as Managing Director, Northeast Asia and Head of OANDA Japan, and Stacey
Grant-Thompson as Chief Marketing Officer for OANDA worldwide.
"With Jesper at the helm in Northeast Asia we benefit from his deep
experience in leading and managing teams as well as working with Asian
and Japanese investors and financial regulators. His energetic,
entrepreneurial approach to business and shared commitment to our
corporate values of fearless integrity, excellence, and collaboration
make him an ideal leader as we realign that strategic regional hub
within our global growth plan," said K Duker, CEO of OANDA Corporation.
"Likewise, bringing Stacey on board adds valuable experience to our
executive management team and also further strengthens our marketing
muscle. Her impressive track record of success is driven by her
quantitative approach to marketing and customer acquisition. We are
confident that Stacey's skills in brand strategy and the design of
marketing acquisition engines will help us drive growth in OANDA's
trading platform and othr products."
Prior to joining OANDA Mr. Bruun-Olsen spent 11 years at Tradeweb Japan,
most recently as Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, where he successfully
guided the new client acquisition strategy. He also previously
served as the Chief Sales Manager at Nordea Bank AB where he was
responsible for building new, and maintaining existing, client
relationships with institutional investors in Asia and Europe.
Ms. Grant-Thompson joins OANDA after spending eight successful years at
Rogers Communications (News - Alert), most recently serving as Vice President and
General Manager of Chatr, Rogers' discount prepaid wireless business.
Before Rogers, she served as Senior Vice President of Marketing at ING
DIRECT Canada and as an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Co.
Note to Editors:
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 (News - Alert) 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 six offices worldwide, in Chicago, London, Singapore, Tokyo,
Toronto, and Zurich. 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
Services Authority (FSA), and the Japanese Financial Services Agency
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