MetaQuotes has enlisted Aytugan Khafizov as its newest Chief Information Officer (CIO), joining the group’s Cyprus office.
Mr. Khafizov joins MetaQuotes from Alpari UK, the latest executive to part ways with the broker in a post-January exodus that roiled the industry and bankrupted Alpari UK. Back in May, CMC Markets appointed ex-Alpari UK CEO, David Hodge as its Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).
Mr. Khafizov has been a mainstay at Alpari since 1999, having worked at both Alpari RU and Alpari UK over the past fifteen years. During his tenure he has held such roles as IT Manager, Technical Director, Director of Innovations, Chief Technology Officer, and COO, among other positions.
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In his new role as the CIO of MetaQuotes, Mr. Khafizov will be based out of Cyprus, according to information made public on his Linkedin profile.
Last month, MetaQuotes unveiled plans to launch Webtrader for MetaTrader 4/5, targeting a Q3 2015 launch date. Finance Magnates originally reported that MetaQuotes was working on customer management solutions to assist brokers. Overall, however, feedback from brokers about the launch has been that a Webtrader makes sense for MetaQuotes to offer, beckoning questions about the lengthy wait time for such a launch.
MetaQuotes Software is a Russian software company that has produced the most widely utilized trading utility in the foreign exchange (FX) industry. This includes its MetaTrader suite of online trading platforms, i.e. MetaTrader 4 (MT4) and MetaTrader 5 (MT5).