Alpari (UK) Ltd, one of the leading forex brokers of online foreign exchange trading, has today announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer, David Hodge, subject to FCA approval. The appointment signals a return to a renewed focus on the core retail FX product.
David, who joined the business two years ago as Chief Marketing Officer before being promoted to Chief Operating Officer, has a wealth of strategic, commercial and operational experience in both the online and financial sectors.
Andrey Dashin, founder and major shareholder of Alpari (UK) Ltd, commented: “This promotion recognizes the enormous contribution that David has already made to Alpari. He has a strong track record of delivering transformation across the business and has the strategic vision, commercial experience and leadership skills that are essential to drive the business forward and improve earnings growth.”
Andrey Vedikhin, founder and major shareholder of Alpari (UK) Ltd, added: “I am really pleased that David has accepted the opportunity to lead Alpari UK. He is an excellent operator with a very clear strategic plan and a number of exciting ideas that I am very supportive of.”
David commented: “I am really excited about the challenge to lead the excellent team that we have at Alpari UK to grow the business further. There will be increased focus on enhancing our core FX product to provide a best in-class trading environment for our clients and prospects.”
David succeeds former CEO, Daniel Skowronski who resigned from his position this week. Andrey Vedikhin said; “I would like to thank Daniel for his contribution to the business over the last three years and wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”
David started his career working in various marketing roles for blue-chip global businesses Wilkinson Sword, Cadbury and Scottish Courage. He then moved to the start-up, low-cost airline bmibaby where he was the Commercial Director overseeing marketing, sales, e-commerce, revenue management and network planning, before joining IG Group as Group Marketing Director in 2008. He joined Alpari (UK) Ltd in October 2011.