Global FX and CFD provider, FP Markets, has announced the hiring of Craig Allison as the company’s new Head of Global Development.
The move is very interesting, considering Mr. Allison’s diverse employment history, and impressive achievements across a variety of different industries.
According to FP Markets, the scope of Mr. Allison’s responsibilities will include overseeing many departments, including marketing, sales, risk, compliance, and back-office, as he looks to improve the company’s efficiency and functionality.
In response to his official appointment as Head of Global Operations for FP Markets, Mr. Allison said: “Following initial discussions, I was immediately taken by the vision of Directors of FP Markets and I am looking forward to taking the company to the next level.”
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Mr. Allison’s background in finance began in 2005, when he embarked on a 4-year program as an associate solicitor in leveraged and structured finance, working for renowned law firm Clifford Chance.
In 2009, he joined the sports marketing firm IMG, as a legal manager. He parted ways with the company following a 10-month stint, to take on the same role at International Stadia Group (ISG), where he “played a key role in securing lucrative long-term marketing contracts to commercialise stadium projects for the FIFA 2014 World cup.”
After almost 3 years at ISG, Mr. Allison became the Managing Director of Squint/Opera’s Latin America’s operations. This role leveraged his career to similar positions at other well known marketing agencies, Wing Ltd and CSM Sports and Entertainment.
Aside from these accomplishments, Mr. Allison also served as a senior consultant for the Rio 2016 Olympic games organizing committee.
FP Markets’ Managing Director Matt Murphie said of the company’s new addition: “We are delighted to have Craig on board. His global experience and multi-skilled business awareness and drive are exactly what the company needs to execute its global strategy.”