OANDA announced today the appointment of Kuno Kennel to its Board of Directors. Currently, the Chairman of Swiss Kantonalbank, Kennel’s previous experience came as the CEO/Managing Director of the Swiss operations of Barclays Capital and RBS Markets. According to OANDA, Kennel’s addition to the Board “serves to further build on OANDA’s world-class leadership and market expertise”.
Commenting on the appointment, in the broker’s public statement, Kittu Kolluri, Chairman of the OANDA Board of Directors said “It is with great pleasure that we welcome Kuno Kennel to OANDA’s Board of Directors. With more than 22 years in the financial sector, his experience and industry tenure will be an asset to the company. His wealth of knowledge, including emerging markets, FX options and trading, will help bolster OANDA as a trusted broker and leading innovator in the retail market.”
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Also commenting, Kennel stated ““OANDA has an excellent reputation globally, and I’m excited to be joining its Board. I look forward to parlaying my experience in capital and financial markets into the next generation technology of trading FX, and other financial instruments.”
On the Board, Kennel joins Chairman Kolluri, who is a General Partner at NEA, Danny Rimer, a partner at venture capital firm Index Ventures and an investor in Internet infrastructure software and services companies,Renato Fassbind, an independent senior advisor and board member of several prestigious financial companies, including Vice-Chairman of Swiss Re Holding AG, Michael Stumm, co-founder of OANDA and a computer engineering professor at the University of Toronto, and Mich Mathews, a former Chief Marketing Officer of Microsoft Corporation.