Senior Hires at Wells Fargo, BidFX and More: Executives on the Move

Whilst coronavirus dominates news around the world, plenty of executives moved in the forex, fintech and crypto complex again

These are the latest highlights of the industry’s senior professionals changing jobs, showing a still active job market despite the global economic slowdown caused by Covid-19:

Rob Ritchie Joins Wells Fargo as Head of Banking and Capital Markets

Formerly Co-Head of Global Banking at HSBC, Ritchie had spent seven years in his role before moving to Wells Fargo. Earlier in his career, he held senior positions at Goldman Sachs and UBS for decades.

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Read more on the Wells Fargo Head of Banking and Capital Markets appointment here.

BidFX Appoints Ivan Wong as Head of Greater China

Wong was a Sales Professional at Deutsche Boerse owned 360TGTX Group and had worked as a Manager at Barclays before taking up his new Hong Kong-based role at BidFX.

Read more on the BidFX Head of Greater China appointment here.

Squared Direct Onboards ADSS’ Husam al Kurdi as CEO

Al Kurdi served as Head of Product Management at Abu-Dhabi headquartered brokerage ADSS. In his new role at the CySEC -regulated firm, he replaces Youssef Barakat.

Read more on the Squared Direct CEO here.

Former Saxo Deputy Trading Head Soren Nedergaard Joins Lind Capital

Nedergaard spent 18 years at Saxo Bank before joining independent trading company Lind Capital as Executive Advisor. He was Deputy Head of Trading and Market Access before leaving the Danish Bank last month.

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Read more on the Lind Capital Executive Advisor appointment here.

Blockchain.com President Marco Santori Departs for Legal Role at Kraken

Known by blockchainers as the ‘Dean of Digital Currency Lawyers,’ Santori exits the firm to take up an in-house lawyer role at Kraken, one of the world’s longest-operating crypto platforms.

Read more on the Santori Blockchain.com departure here.

Former ADSS CEO Philippe Ghanem Becomes Executive Chairman at Squared Financial

Industry veteran Ghanem re-joins the Cyprus-based financial services firm this month. He co-founded the SquaredFinancial Group in 2005 and stepped back to set up new ventures, including Abu Dhabi-headquartered financial brokerage ADSS, where he was CEO and Vice-Chairman. He left ADSS in 2019.

Read more on the Squared Financial Executive Chairman’s appointment here.

Roland Schilling joins Broadway Technology

Schilling becomes Senior Account Manager at the firm, moving from CME Group, where he had served as a Product Manager for EBS since 2014. Schilling brings several decades of industry experience to his new role.

Read more on the Broadway Technology Senior Account Manager appointment here.

Former EBS e-FX Specialist Kimberly Myers Becomes CEO at Social Media Platform All of Us

Myers had left her Money Market Sales Executive role at CME in November last year. She became CCO at London-based social and engagement and analytics platform All of Us in January and CEO of the firm this month.

Read more on the All of Us CEO appointment here.

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