Canadian-based international forex company OANDA continues its trend of restructuring at senior level by appointing Jesper Bruun-Olsen as Managing Director of Northeast Asia and Head of OANDA Japan, as well as bringing on board Stacey Grant-Thompson as CMO of OANDA International.
This is consistent with OANDA Corporation’s recent HR restructure which took place during 2012, where many new executives were selected. One such placement was the election of K Duker as CEO, succeeding Michael Stumm as reported by Forex Magnates back in May 2012. Speaking with regard to the Bruun-Olsen’s appointment, CEO K Duker explains:
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“With Jesper at the helm in Northeast Asia we benefit from his deep experience in leading and managing teams as well as working with Asian and Japanese investors and financial regulators. His energetic, entrepreneurial approach to business and shared commitment to our corporate values of fearless integrity, excellence, and collaboration make him an ideal leader as we realign that strategic regional hub within our global growth plan.”
Prior to joining OANDA Mr. Bruun-Olsen spent 11 years at Tradeweb Japan, most recently as Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, where he successfully guided the new client acquisition strategy. He also previously served as the Chief Sales Manager at Nordea Bank AB where he was responsible for building new, and maintaining existing, client relationships with institutional investors in Asia and Europe.
By contrast, Stacey Grant-Thompson comes to OANDA from the telecommunications industry, having held previous senior positions at Rogers Communications, a large Canadian telecoms corporation with a retail and commercial client base across the nation. Her most recent role at Rogers was Vice President and General Manager of Chatr, Rogers’ discount prepaid wireless business. Ms. Grant-Thompson came to telecoms from the banking sector, where she served as Senior Vice President of Marketing for the Canadian operation of Dutch bank ING Direct, and prior to that held the position of Engagement Manager at management consultancy firm McKinsey & Co.