OANDA, a provider of multi-asset trading services, announced today that it has added a new member to its Board of Directors. The person in question is Tim Howkins, who has been appointed as Chairman.
Howkins’ career covers more than three decades and joins the firm with industry-specific expertise. In fact, the position is taking Howkins out of retirement, which according to his LinkedIn profile, began in October 2015.
During his extensive career, which began in 1984, not only has Howkins worked with entrepreneurial high-growth businesses for almost 35 years, but he also spent 16 years at IG Group, a UK-based financial trading provider.
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Tim Howkins at IG Group
Originally, Howkins joined IG Group as the Chief Financial Officer in 1999. After seven years in this role, he was promoted to the Chief Executive Officer of the firm, a position he held for nine years.
During this time, Howkins navigated IG through a period of global transformation. As part of this, he helped to generate significant growth in shareholder value and quadrupled earnings per share.
Commenting on his new position, Howkins said: “I am delighted to be joining OANDA at such an exciting time in the company’s 22-year history. Throughout my career in the FX and CFD industry, I have long admired OANDA as one of the most ethical firms in the industry, with a proven track record in treating clients fairly and placing their interests first. I am excited at the prospect of helping OANDA grow to be one of the largest global firms in the sector.”
The CEO of OANDA, Vatsa Narasimha added: “We are extremely pleased to welcome Tim to the OANDA Board. A seasoned professional, his in-depth knowledge and unparalleled expertise in the market will be a tremendous asset to the firm as we look for new growth opportunities in the future.”