Gold-i opens office in Japan and appoints Head of Sales APAC

Gold-i announced today it is accelerating its growth plans in Asia with the appointment of industry veteran, Hans von der Recke as Head of Sales for Asia Pacific (APAC) and the opening of a new office in Japan.

The appointment coincides with Gold-i celebrating eight years in business and restructuring its UK-based sales team to accommodate fast-growth, with Chris Rowe promoted to Global Head of Sales and Marketing and Ben Clark becoming Head of Sales EMEA.

Hans von der Recke joins Gold-i with over 40 years’ experience in the financial markets, most recently as Head of Institutional Sales at Axicorp in Sydney. His career history includes Chief Dealer FX and Head of Money Market at Commerzbank AG in Chicago, Chief Dealer at Hambros UK Sydney and Chief Dealer at Sanwa Bank (Japan) Sydney. He has also been employed as Head of Trading and Sales for FIMAT Sydney. Amongst his many achievements, Hans setup Margin FX for FIMAT and introduced Saxo Bank to the Japanese Market. He has also been an IB for UBS and Dresdner Bank in Japan.

As Gold-i’s Head of Sales for the APAC region, Hans’ newly created role involves expanding and enhancing Gold-i’s offering for clients across Asia, ensuring Gold-i’s products are tailored to the specific needs of brokers in the region. He will also focus on growing the organisation’s client base.

Hans will be based in Gold-i’s new office in Japan and will travel extensively across key territories in the region, spending time with clients, prospects and partners in areas such as China, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand. Max Tsen, Head of Gold-i’s Shanghai office, will report directly into Hans von der Recker.

Hans von der Recke comments:

“I am extremely excited about my new role at Gold-i and working for such a dynamic and reputable organisation. Gold-i has an excellent track record and superior products, which I believe will have wide appeal for brokers in the region. This is a great opportunity for me to play a major role in shaping and growing Gold-i’s business across the Asia PAC region – and I believe that my in-depth understanding of the unique needs of brokers in different territories across the region will be instrumental in succeeding in my new role.”

Tom Higgins, CEO Gold-i adds:

“We are delighted to welcome Hans von der Recke to the Gold-i team. His extensive knowledge about the Asia PAC region and his contacts will be invaluable as we continue to grow. Strengthening our presence in Asia to give 24×7 support to all clients in the same time zone is key to our growth strategy in the region. We can now offer a superior level of support by having someone as experienced and knowledgeable as Hans – and this really highlights our commitment to clients in the Asia Pac region.”

Since opening an office in Shanghai in March 2016, Gold-i has attracted a rapidly growing client base in China ranging from start-up MetaTrader brokers through to established, successful brokerages looking to expand their operations further.

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