Oanda has appointed David Grant as COO for Asia Pacific.
Based in Singapore, he will be responsible for overseeing the firm’s administrative and operational functions as well as enhancing the overall efficiency of the business.
Grant joins from Gain Capital, where he had been the COO for APAC since 2015. Before that, he held the role of CEO in the Singapore offices of City Index and OptionsXpress. He has also worked at Goldman Sachs, E*Trade and Credit Suisse in a financial services career stretching back to 2000.
Mohsin Siddiqui, managing director for the APAC and Americas regions, says: “An accomplished financial services professional, David brings with him an extraordinary knowledge of the industry landscape. His extensive experience in trading, operations and management will be invaluable as we look to further grow the business in Asia Pacific.”
Grant’s appointment is the latest in a series of senior appointments made by Oanda in recent weeks. The firm recently hired Mark Chesterman as head of trading and Lucian Lauerman as head of solutions for business, both reporting into Kurt vom Scheidt, who has assumed an expanded role as COO.