Abu Dhabi based financial services firm ADS Securities (ADSS) has announced the appointment of Emmanuel Coulon as its new Head of IT, reporting into CTO Philippe Velay. Mr. Coulon will work out of the ADSS head office in Abu Dhabi with a remit to continue the development of the firms market leading trading applications.
Emmanuel Coulon brings over 27 years’ experience in information technology from start-ups to well established international firms and across all areas of investment services. His roles have varied from working for software vendors as well as large financial organisations, mostly in the US and Europe. His previous roles have included CIO at Grupo CIMD and CTO at ICAP.
Commenting on Emmanuel Coulon’s appointment, Philippe Velay, CTO at ADS Securities, said:
Technology differentiates and defines companies in the financial services sector. It is therefore essential that forward thinking dynamic firms like ADSS employ the best people who bring the latest skills and knowledge. So, we are very pleased that Emmanuel has joined the team and will continue to build our reputation as a leader in trading technology.
ADS Securities over the last seven years has made significant investments into its OREX proprietary trading platform, with its associated mobile and web-based applications. The company is also backing the use of blockchain, distributed ledger, technology to provide secure and visible investment solutions and the trading of digital assets.
Emmanuel Coulon commented on his new role:
At a time when many investment firms are reducing capital expenditure ADS Securities is taking the opposite approach. They recognise that technology, and in particular new systems and applications, are able to provide the secure and transparent trading solutions which investors want. Now is the right time to accelerate the development of technology so, for me, this was the only company I wanted to be part of.