OANDA Australia appoints Stephen Andrews as Managing Director

Forex and CFD broker OANDA Australia today announces the strengthening of its top ranks with the appointment of Stephen Andrews as Managing Director, based in Sydney.

Mr Andrews has over eight years of experience in senior sales and management roles in the Forex field. Before joining OANDA, he was Managing Director of Admiral Markets for its Australian operations for more than 3 years. Prior to that, from October 2009 to August 2012, he was Senior Account Executive at GFT Markets.

In a move to further bolster its top management, the firm has also appointed Jonathan Casey as Director of Sales and David Villagra as Director of Education and Institutional Sales.

Casey will be responsible for overall sales growth and dealing with high-net-worth clients, whereas Villagra will be at the helm of OANDA’s trading education division and will be responsible for developing a comprehensive range of educational courses, workshops and seminars.

Rajesh Yohannan, Managing Director and Chief Executive at OANDA Asia Pacific, says,

“Since opening our doors in Australia two years ago, we’ve earned a reputation for excellence and made solid progress in terms of gaining market share.

“However, we are still a relative newcomer in the market, and we see a host of untapped opportunities we have yet to explore. As such, Stephen is joining us at a critical point in our expansion, and I’m confident that he is the right person to take our Australian operation to the next level.”

Mr Andrew comments,

“Having long since admired the brand and the firm’s ethical approach to trading, I am very excited to be a part of OANDA’s growth story in Australia. And while we have ambitious targets to reach, I am confident we’ll be able to drive growth thanks to our award-winning platform, unparalleled education program, and ever-expanding range of asset classes on offer.”

“Jonathan and David bring with them an extraordinary knowledge of the Australia market, and will play a critical role both in terms of further growing the business, but also helping our clients become successful self-directed traders”.

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