OANDA has announced its first appointment for 2020, with the online multi-asset trading services provider announcing this Monday that it has secured Emmanuel Coulon as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
Coulon has worked in the technology space for more than three decades. During this time, he has held leading positions at top financial firms, such as Reuters and ICAP, among others.
He joins OANDA from ADSS, where he was the Global Head of Technology, a role he held since June of 2018. At ICAP, where he spent more than five years, he was also the CTO, Trading, and Enterprise Infrastructure.
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Emmanuel Coulon to drive OANDA tech strategy
As the CTO of OANDA, Coulon is based in London. In his new role, he will be responsible for driving the company’s global technology strategy and providing technical leadership across all areas of the business, according to the statement released by OANDA.
Commenting on the appointment, Gavin Bambury, Chief Executive Officer of OANDA, said in the statement: “With almost 30 years’ experience, Emmanuel combines deep-seated technical expertise with an in-depth understanding of the electronic trading industry, which will be critical to our success as we explore new ways to leverage our technology and drive future growth. I’m delighted to welcome him as our new Chief Technology Officer.”
Coulon spent nearly four years at Reuters. He first joined the company in 1991 as a Software Engineer. Three years later, in 1994, he was promoted to the role of Open Systems Specialists.
“A Fintech company at heart, OANDA has long been driven by a culture of innovation and technical excellence,” Coulon said in the statement. “As such, I’m excited to being part of such a dynamic team and look forward to enhancing our technology solutions even further.”