Kawase names former Spotware executive Alex Katsaros as CEO

LeapRate Exclusive… LeapRate has learned that CySEC regulated retail forex broker Kawase has named Alex Katsaros as its new CEO.

Katsaros joins Kawase from forex platform provider Spotware, where he was Head of Product Development for Spotware’s cTrader platform for six years. Kawase runs the cTrader platform, whose leading users include FxPro and IC Markets.

The shake up in management at Kawase also coincides with a major online rebrand which includes a new logo and a more visually oriented website (see below), something we’ve seen at a number of leading online trading firms worldwide in the past few months.

With a BA in Accounting and Information Technology as well as an MBA specialising in Finance, Alex Katsaros started his career as a professional trader in various brokerage firms, before moving onto FX trading in a Luxembourg-based hedge fund. He continued his career as the Head of Product Development for the globally-successful, multi-asset trading platform cTrader, producing cTrader, cAlgo, cTrader Mobile and cMirror. Mr. Katsaros holds numerous licenses and professional certifications such as CISI’s Investment Management certificate as well as the CySec Advanced licence which covers all investment services.

Speaking to LeapRate of becoming the CEO of Kawase during this time of change, Alex Katsaros said:

I am very honoured and excited to expand our services and introduce Kawase’s ethos, transparency and great service to more clients around the globe.

My vision is for Kawase to be the leading cTrader broker by leveraging our deep understanding of the platform. Our efforts will be focused around our core values: fairness, transparency, innovative technology and high quality support.


Kawase has also taken steps to ensure their online branding is on point revealing a smart new logo and a sharp, interactive website with a much cleaner design. Featuring updated, easy-to-read content and information that’s simple to find, the usability of Kawase’s site has been greatly improved allowing visitors to navigate the world of multi-asset trading more efficiently.

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