LONDON, January 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Jesper Bruun-Olsen named Managing Director of Northeast Asia and Head of OANDA Japan;
Stacey Grant-Thompson appointed Chief Marketing Officer for OANDA worldwide
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 other 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, 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 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 (FSA).