BDSwiss Group has promoted Nicolas Shamtanis to take on the role of its chief executive officer (CEO). The FX industry veteran has originally joined the multi-asset broker back in September 2021 as Deputy CEO.
Prior to BDSwiss, Shamtanis served nearly two years at Exness. He initially joined the broker as its Chief Sales Officer (CSO) for the Asia Pacific region in December 2019. The position saw him relocate from Cyprus, where he had been based for his entire career, to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In February 2020, Shamtanis was promoted to take an expanded role as Exness’ head of B2B sales.
Nicolas is a highly experienced FX industry professional and a prominent name in the brokerage world, having spent 12 years at easyMarkets before joining Exness. During this long stint, he worked his way up through several senior roles with the CySEC regulated broker, culminating with the position of Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). In this role, Shamtanis was responsible for the growth of the customer base via initiatives that ensure a more efficient on-boarding and customer retention process, per his Linkedin profile.
He originally joined the firm as a senior dealer and was then elevated to business development officer, chief client retention officer, amongst other varied sales roles. There, he was also responsible for majoring on specific aspects of the company’s product range including the unique dealCancellation solution.
BDSwiss Group is a multi-asset broker
Shamtanis graduated from Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm, a university in Nuremberg, Germany. He has obtained a degree in international business with a focus on business, management, marketing, and related support services.
BDSwiss Group is a multi-asset broker that has been operating since 2012. The brokerage firm itself was established in Zurich, Switzerland, yet its group of companies operates in several jurisdictions and now serves clients in over 180 countries.
BDSwiss is authorized and regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) under license number 199/13. This regulatory status offers a cross-border approval that permits the company to provide investment services within the European Economic Area (EEA) zone.
In addition to its primary authorization by CySEC, BDSwiss holds other licenses to serve clients from different jurisdictions. This includes approvals from the financial services regulators in Mauritius and Seychelles.