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Polish FX company EFIX has appointed ex GKFX CEO and GFT exec Ashraf Ebid as Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Ebid joins the firm in its most senior executive post following several years in leadership positions within large FX companies worldwide.
Prior to his appointment at EFIX Dom Maklerski, Mr. Ebid spent four years as Chief Executive Officer at UK-based technology and risk management consultancy firm Finstek, having been based at the company’s New York office for four years.
Across the pond in London, Mr. Ebid presided over British FX broker GKFX, in the position of Global President and CEO of the FCA-regulated firm, preceded by a short term as President of German company FXdirect Bank.
Whilst these senior positions represent Mr. Ebid’s current senior standing within the industry, between 2001 and 2010, Mr. Ebid made significant progress within his career at GFT Markets.
As Global Head of Institutional and Retail Sales and one out of only three Executive Committee Members, Mr. Ebid was responsible for a number of key decisions in terms of operational and business planning strategies, as well as having defined some of the corporate policy at the company, whilst spending time in both New York and London.
Eight years at First Data Corporation in the capacity of Vice President of Sales in New York preceded Mr. Ebid’s tenure at GFT Markets, having joined that particular company in 1993 in order to grow the marketing alliance between First Data and Citibank.