London-based FX and CFDs brokerage ADS Securities London Limited, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi-based broker ADS Securities, has secured Chris Hansen as its newest non-executive director. He has joined the FCA-regulated firm’s board as an accomplished financial technology professional with senior level experience in financial services and technology, effective January 2017.
This new appointment comes on the heels of the recent departure of the company’s CEO James Watson, and as the broker has recently undergone a multitude of changes to its structure in order to help kindle growth whilst streamlining the operational efficiency of its overall company framework.
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As Finance Magnates reported last year, ADS Securities London Limited announced a series of plans to restructure several aspects of its operations, including the centralization and automation of key support such as administration and IT at its corporate headquarters in Abu Dhabi. Despite the changes, ADS Securities London will remain as the company’s regional hub for both private and institutional clients throughout the UK and Europe, while also offering support across the full spectrum of ADS Securities’ network in the Middle East and Asia.
Chris brings broad industry expertise and a robust track record of developing successful financial services and technology businesses in Europe. His career encompasses other senior roles including stints at JP Morgan and Dresdner Bank. Most recently, he worked at Deutsche Bank where he served as Managing Director, Global Head of OTC Clearing Sales and European Head-Listed Derivative Sales, overseeing the complete ground-up build of regulatory compliant OTC clearing, collateral and trade reporting services.