Dr. Demetrios Zamboglou has joined Credit Financier Invest (CFI) in the capacity of the group’s Chief Operating Officer (COO).
Zamboglou brings nearly 15 years of experience to CFI and will join the company’s Management team after working in a variety of fintech companies in operations and C-level positions.
Zamboglou has been assuming an advisory role with Genesis Vision, which operates a decentralized trust management platform built on blockchain technology and smart contracts, for nearly three years. He also held an analogous position at blockchain startup ThePower.io since June 2018.
Prior to that, Zamboglou spent a little over one year at UK-based decentralized bank BABB, preceded by five months as a Chief Operating Officer at ICON Capital Reserve.
Other stops also include serving as European CEO and global chief business development officer at Swiss blockchain startup Lykke Corp. He holds a PhD degree in Behavioural Finance from King’s College London.
Despite his many crypto-related roles, Mr. Zamboglou is a FX and CFD veteran with over a decade’s experience in trading, risk management and operations. He spent the bulk of his career, which dates back to 2005, within the retail industry, having held senior positions at Alpari (UK), ForexClub, ForexTime and also setting up his own FX brokerage zebraFX in 2012 before selling the business in 2015.
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CFI enhances operations with new hires
Founders and Managing Directors of CFI Financial Group, Hisham Mansour and Eduardo Fakhoury commented: “As we prioritise maintaining and nurturing talents internally, we strategically seek to expand our team by finding new individuals who could bring fresh perspectives and ideas, fit perfectly and harmoniously within our culture and help us move closer and faster towards our goals and in line with our vision of providing the ultimate trading experience. We believe that his role will prove highly beneficial to the Group while his knowledge and experience will positively contribute towards the growth, scaling and expansion of the business further and across new borders”.
CFI Financial’s new Group COO Dr Zamboglou added: “I am honoured to join CFI Financial at such a pivotal time in the company’s development. The financial landscape is changing before our very eyes with fintech solutions such as automation, artificial intelligence and distributed ledgers simplifying incredibly complex processes to become unexcitingly routine”.
Dr Zamboglou added: “The advance of next generation technology such as blockchain and AI presents a range of opportunities for established firms such as CFI. Offering top-tier trading services remains a fiercely competitive industry, so to ensure CFI Financial stays ahead of the pack, I intend to harness the next generation of digital tools, to deliver multifaceted improvements across all areas of the company’s operations”.
Credit Financier Invest is registered at the Register of Commerce of Beirut and regulated by the Central Bank of Lebanon to provide several services with emphasis on financial brokerages. CFI Group’s solutions encompass wealth management, portfolio advisory, treasury bonds, commodities and futures, stocks and ETFs, forex, online trading, credit facilities and fiduciary deposits.
Back in 2017, it launched its CFI-DIFC brand in Dubai as part of the brand’s strategy to further expand its footprint in emerging markets whilst reinforcing its premium positioning in the Middle East.
Credit Financier Invest (CFI) Dubai, which recently promoted Nidal Abdel Hadi to chief executive officer, is an online trading provider and part of the CFI Group with several entities around the world.