Retail FX giant Alpari has announced today that its London-based UK head office is to welcome a new Chief Executive Officer, following the resignation of Daniel Skowronski, a prominent and highly respected industry figure across the international FX business.
Upon leaving his position of CEO of one of the world’s most prestigious companies within the FX industry, Mr. Skowronski can reflect on the incredibly fastidious and professional manner in which he headed the UK division of Alpari.
In assuming the highly esteemed position of CEO of Alpari’s British operations, David Hodge is set to assume the position, bringing with him a wealth of strategic, commercial and operational experience in the electronic trading sector.
Mr. Hodge, who joined Alpari’s UK operations two years ago as Chief Marketing Officer before being promoted to Chief Operating Officer, has a wealth of strategic, commercial and operational experience in both the online and financial sectors.
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Andrey Dashin, founder and major shareholder of Alpari (UK) Ltd, has today made a formal statement regarding the appointment: “This promotion recognises the enormous contribution that David has already made to Alpari. He has a strong track record of delivering transformational change across the business and has the strategic vision, commercial experience and leadership skills that are essential to drive the business forward and improve earnings growth.”
Andrey Vedikhin, founder and major shareholder of Alpari (UK) Ltd, added: “I am really pleased that David has accepted the opportunity to lead Alpari UK. He is an excellent operator with a very clear strategic plan and a number of exciting ideas that I am very supportive of.”
Mr. Hodge has formally commented that he is “Really excited about the challenge to lead the excellent team that we have at Alpari UK to grow the business further. There will be increased focus on enhancing our core FX product to provide a best in-class trading environment for our clients and prospects.”
Mr. Hodge succeeds former CEO, Daniel Skowronski who resigned from his position this week. Mr.Vedikhin said: “I would like to thank Daniel for his contribution to the business over the last three years and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.”
In terms of industry background, Mr. Hodge’s career stems from a variety of positions within marketing roles for blue-chip global businesses Wilkinson Sword, Cadbury and Scottish Courage. He then moved to the startup, low-cost airline bmibaby where he was the Commercial Director overseeing marketing, sales, e-commerce, revenue management and network planning, before joining IG Group as Group Marketing Director in 2008. He joined Alpari (UK) Ltd in October 2011.
Mr. Skowronski has not yet confirmed his immediate future plans, but can reflect on his more than credible performance at Alpari UK.