OANDA Onboards Lisa Shemie as Its General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

She previously served as Co-Chair of the Market Structure Subcommittee of the CFTC’s Market Risk Advisory Committee.

OANDA, a retail broker with operations worldwide, announced on Tuesday that it had appointed Lisa Shemie as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. According to the press release shared with Finance Magnates, she will be responsible for supervising the company’s legal functions globally and will be based in New York.

Prior to her new role at OANDA, Shemie was Chief Legal Officer at Cboe Global Markets, specifically on the FX Markets and SEF divisions. Additionally, she worked for over 15 years in financial institutions such as JP Morgan Chase. Her background includes having served as Co-Chair of the Market Structure Subcommittee of the CFTC’s Market Risk Advisory Committee and Chair of the Foreign Exchange Professionals Association.

“Given her reputation as a respected member of several FX industry committees and impressive credentials in the foreign exchange and broader financial services sector, we believe Lisa will be a considerable asset to the firm. She brings with her proven commercial, managerial, regulatory, operational and strategic expertise, which will enable her to help drive corporate growth while serving as a trusted advisor to the company in the years to come. We look forward to welcoming her to OANDA,” Gavin Bambury, Chief Executive Officer of OANDA, commented.

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Moreover, Shemie issued the following statement about her new role with the retail broker: “Over the years, OANDA has earned a reputation for integrity in the FX community, emerging as an industry leader, widely recognized for its dedication to the success of its clients. I’m looking forward to partnering with the business to help capture new opportunities and fuel company expansion in the future.”

In August, Karl Roessner was appointed to OANDA’s Board of Directors as a Non-executive Director. Prior to joining the retail broker, Roessner worked as the CEO of Lefteris Acquisition Corp. Furthermore, he was well-known in the financial industry for having worked as CEO of E*TRADE, the Financial Corporation, and President of the E*TRADE Bank.

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