Exclusive: GCEX hires CFI alum Ayman Kobti as Regional Director MENA
FNG Exclusive… FNG has learned that burgeoning regulated crypto exchange GCEX is continuing to grow its management team, with a clear focus on increasing its presence in the MENA region.
And most of its hires are coming with backgrounds from the Retail FX sector.
After FNG exclusively reported last week that GCEX had hired Saxo, IG, and ActivTrades alum Torben Gregers Friis as MD-EMEA, we have learned that the company has also added a senior hire to work under Mr. Friis, in the person of Ayman Kobti. Mr. Kobti’s new title at GCEX is Regional Director – MENA.
Ayman Kobti is an accountant by training with an innate understanding of Trading Systems and Technology. During his tenure at CFI from 2010-2016 in the company’s Beirut, Lebanon offices, Mr. Kobti set up and operated the entire CFI technology suite including MT4. In the past few years, he served as Managing Director of MENA Solutions, assisting institutional clients in the GCC region with strategic analysis of portfolios and risk optimization.
Ayman Kobti posted on social media that:
“Crypto is something relatively new to the MENA region. After accepting this opportunity, I have been very excited to enlighten professionals and institutions on what blockchain and Crypto means in practice now the market has matured. The importance of technology is now greater than ever before, and it is obvious how GCEX is in an excellent position to help provide value to clients.”
CEO of GCEX Lars Holst CFA added:
“MENA is one of the regions where strong relationships are essential to long term success; hence the hire of Ayman was a logical choice with his established network and history from Credit Financier Invest SAL”.
Headquartered in London, GCEX is part of the GC Group. The company was established in 2018 in response to demand for regulated and compliant exposure to the digital asset market. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, GCEX provides funds, brokers, asset managers, professional traders and banks with an advanced suite of integrated financial technology products including AI applications, allowing clients to automate on-boarding, offer and trade digital assets and currencies with tight spreads, deep liquidity from Tier 1 banks and solutions for clearing.