Leverate Appoints Kobi Gur as CEO, Succeeding Ran Strauss

The search for Leverate's new CEO is over, following the appointment of Kobi Gur, who will be succeeding Ran Strauss.

Leverate has appointed Kobi Gur as its newest Chief Executive Officer (CEO), following the relinquishment of the post by Ran Strauss last month, according to a Leverate statement.

This is the second hire this week at Leverate and its latest in a number of recent personnel moves at the platform developer, following the appointment of Peter Leonidou as its Cyprus-based Senior Global Sales Manager, who joined the company from Saxo Bank. Gur joins Leverate following a successful tenure at some of the leading technology firms in Israel, including Teddy Sagi’s Playtech and software giant Amdocs.

According to Leverate’s Chairman of the Board, Doron Cohen in a recent statement on the move, “The Board took time and care when looking for a new CEO, and we have seen many excellent and high quality candidates. We looked for the right blend of relevant experience in taking growth-stage B2B technology based companies forward, as well as a personality that can lead a company like Leverate. It is a big move for Leverate to hand over the day to day operations of the company for the first time to someone who is not one of the co-founders. In Kobi Gur, we feel we have found the best candidate possible and wish him the best of luck.”

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“My background is completely based on online experience; mainly in the last 6 years where I filled various roles in one of the biggest and most successful online B2B Gaming companies (Playtech) as well as an executive role in an online media company. As such the online industry is not new to me. The combination of vast B2B technology companies where some of them are directly in the online industry gives me the confidence that I’ll make the proper adjustments into the financial trading world specifically,” added Gur in an exclusive statement with Finance Magnates.

Last month, Leverate made headlines after fortifying its presence in Asia, which culminated in the inception of a new branch in Shanghai. The company also recruited FX specialist, Andy Zhang to help facilitate the firm’s ambitions with Chinese clients.

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