FX broker WorldWideMarkets (WWM), Ltd. has appointed Amro Zakaria as the newest President of the group’s Middle East & Africa (MEA) operations, according to a WWM statement.
Mr. Zakaria joins WWM having been a mainstay in the FX industry as well as the MEA region since 2002. During this time he has held a number of roles with banks, exchanges, and family offices, helping develop a broad markets spectrum of financial products.
Moreover, he has also been a regular speaker at several global industry conferences across notable media outlets, including CNBC Arabia, Sky News, Al Hurra, Dubai and Abu Dhabi TV, and Al Arabia. In his new role as the President of MEA, Mr. Zakaria will help steer WWM’s global strategy.
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According to Thomas Plaut, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of WWM in a recent statement on the appointment: “WorldWideMarkets is going through a global transformation, and we are fortunate to have found an executive who can effectively manage a large, geographically dispersed area in a time of rapid technological change.”
“Amro is one of a handful of people in the Forex industry who has the qualifications, experience, and talent to effectively lead WorldWideMarkets efforts in the Middle East and Africa. We think of ourselves as extremely fortunate to have Amro as a member of our senior management team,” he added.
“WorldWideMarkets, with its institutional pedigree and its B2B DNA is coming on strong, not just to fulfill the unmet demand of the retail sector, but also to assist existing market stakeholders, including brokers, hedge funds, and trading advisors to tap into deeper liquidity and to access superior risk management and trading platform technologies,” noted Mr. Zakaria in an accompanying statement.