FNG Exclusive… FNG has learned that Cyprus and Australia based Retail FX and CFDs broker OneRoyal has made a number of C-level senior hires, including a new Group COO, CFO, CTO, and CMO.
OneRoyal, which holds CySEC, ASIC, VFSC and FSA licenses, is bringing on board Michalis Karakatsianis (pictured above) for the position of Group Chief Operating Officer (COO). Prior to joining OneRoyal, Michalis had spent three years working as COO at Skilling, and had worked for NAGA and FxPro before that.
OneRoyal’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is Stelios Christodoulou, joining the team after spending more than six years as CFO of FXPRIMUS. Stelios started his career with PwC, before switching over to Forex and CFD firms, adding to over 15 years of industry experience.
For the position of Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) OneRoyal has hired Sofia Mashovets, who left the position of CMO at Axiance in the fall 2021. Before spearheading the Axiance brand launch and leading the marketing team for a year, Sofia worked on a variety of fintech projects at Axios Holding, as well as other blockchain and crypto projects, including PumaPay, one of the top ICOs in 2018.
OneRoyal’s new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) is Panayiotis Annivas, who previously worked at TTCM Traders Trust, after holding C-level positions at London Capital Group and FXPro, bringing over a decade of technology experience.
The newly hired professionals bring nearly 50 years of combined experience to OneRoyal, as the broker gears up towards celebrating its 15 years of operation in 2022. The new hires join the Board of Executives, which will have the authority to decide on the company’s strategy.
OneRoyal founder and Chairman Rayan Al Annan said:
“We have hired the new C-Level suite to help us implement our new vision and propel the company to the next level of success. As we celebrate our 15th anniversary this year, we look back on the success we have achieved, we reflect on where we could have done better, and set our sights on the next milestones.”
All new members of the team will be based in Cyprus, as OneRoyal is upgrading its Limassol office to transform it to the global headquarters of the retail arm of the business. The institutional arm of the firm will remain headquartered in Sydney, Australia, where the broker holds an ASIC license.
Founded in 2006, OneRoyal is a multi-licensed broker offering a wide range of CFD products for retail and institutional traders. The company holds CySEC, ASIC, VFSC and FSA licenses and is headquartered in Limassol, Cyprus (retail arm) and Sydney, Australia (institutional arm). With the vision to lead the way in safe and innovative brokerage, OneRoyal builds on its core values of stability and trust.
OneRoyal is controlled by Lebanese businessman Rayan Al Annan.