Gold-i, a trading systems integration specialist for the financial services industry, has reinforced its commitment to its growing Asian operations, culminating in the appointment of Hans von der Recke as its newest Head of Sales for the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, in tandem with the opening of a new office in Japan, according to a Gold-i statement.
In his newly created role as the Head of Sales – APAC at Gold-i, Mr. von der Recke will oversee the expansion and bolstering of the group’s overall offering for clients across Asia, whilst satisfying the need for requisite brokers in the region. Additionally, his mandate will emphasize the growth of the group’s client base.
The new office in Japan and allocation of additional resources and talent to the region also follows the opening of a Shanghai office back in March 2016. In doing so the group has attracted a rapidly growing client base in China and APAC, with a healthy demand fueling its agenda.
Newly Created Role
Mr. von der Recke will be based out of Gold-i’s new office in Japan, which will entail extensive travel across key financial nexuses in the region, as well as time with clients, in such countries as China, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand. To further solidify his leadership role in the region, Max Tsen, Head of Gold-i’s Shanghai office, will report directly to Mr. von der Recker.
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Mr. von der Recke joins Gold-i with over four decades of experience in the financial services industry, having most recently worked as the Head of Institutional Sales at AxiCorp in Sydney.
Throughout his lengthy career, he has worked as the Chief Dealer of Foreign Exchange (FX) and Head of Money Market at Commerzbank AG in Chicago, Chief Dealer at Hambros UK Sydney, and Chief Dealer at Sanwa Bank (Japan) Sydney. Moreover, he has held such senior level positions as Head of Trading and Sales for FIMAT Sydney, among others.
According to Mr. von der Recke in a recent statement on the appointment: “My deep knowledge and understanding of the financial markets from many decades in the industry has given me the expertise and insight into what clients in Asia need in order to become successful, profitable and growing businesses.”
“We are delighted to welcome Hans von der Recke to the Gold-i team. His extensive knowledge about the Asia PAC region and his contacts will be invaluable as we continue to grow. Strengthening our presence in Asia to give 24×7 support to all clients in the same time zone is key to our growth strategy in the region. We can now offer a superior level of support by having someone as experienced and knowledgeable as Hans – and this really highlights our commitment to clients in the Asia Pac region,” reiterated Tom Higgins, CEO of Gold-i, in an accompanying statement.
The appointment follows on the heels of an earlier addition this month at Gold-i, which saw the group add Matthew Smith as its Global Head of Support, also promoting Chris James, who stepped into the role of Product Development Manager.