Emmanuel Coulon Joins OANDA as Chief Technology Officer

Karthik Subramanian

Karthik Subramanian has been a professional trader and fund manager over the last 18 years. He is basically a software developer who made the transition to financial domain around 18 years back as the attractiveness of the financial markets proved too much for him. He lives in Chennai in India along with his wife and son. He began his career as a software developer in 1999 and then gradually moved into the financial industry as he began trading stocks in his pastime. He then moved into the financial markets full time and then shifted his focus to the FX markets due to the liquid nature of these markets. Since then, he has been trading FX diligently and his favourite pair are the EURUSD and EURJPY. Over the last couple of years, he has found blockchain to be of high interest and considering his background in software and finance, he has since assembled a team of highly talented developers who have since worked on a variety of projects like crypto exchanges and blockchain architecturing. Now, he balances his time between trading and commenting on both the FX and crypto markets. He has worked with many publications including FX Street and Finance Magnates, which has helped him gain experience and also recognition across the industry. He loves to write and this passion has helped him to reach out across the FX and crypto industry. Right now, he works on his pet projects in the FX and crypto industry and spends his time writing and managing his blockchain team and helping it to reach higher.

Emmanuel Coulon

Emmanuel Coulon Joins OANDA as Chief Technology Officer

January 28, 2020

Emmanuel Coulon OANDA, the New York-based multi-asset class trading service provider recently revealed the appointment of a new CTO at the firm. As per the statement released by the firm, the NY based firm has on-boarded Mr. Emmanuel Coulon as its new Chief Technology Officer.

In his new role as Chief of the Technology department, Mr. Coulon will be based out of the company’s London office and taking on his new role effective immediately. Mr. Coulon is the first incoming executive in the firm for 2020, and in his new role as Chief Technology Officer, Coulon is expected to drive the company’s global technology strategy and provide technical leadership across all areas of the business.

The incoming executive is a veteran with nearly three decades of experience in the IT/Tech sector and is an expert in leading tech team of any firm on the path to successful growth given his successful track record across firms of a wide range from start-ups to well-established industry-leading brand names. 

Before taking on his new role at OANDA, Emmanuel served as Global Head of Technology at UAE based financial service provider ADSS for nearly two years. Prior to that, he served as Chief Information Officer for Spanish trading service provider Grupo CIMD for nearly six and a half years.

During his term with the Spanish firm, he led the complete re-organization and transformation of the group’s IT division and revised the infrastructure and operation process management. He also re-negotiated on several contracts, licensing and services which helped the firm boost its savings by 50%.

Earlier in his career, he spent more than 12 years as Principal at Blue Sky System, a software company founded by him which specialized in high-performance real-time multi-cast middleware which had failover, load balance, authorization and usage audit capabilities and also provided market data and trading feet integration service and front office market data application via internet. 

He has also held senior-level roles in other industry-leading firms such as ICAP & Reuters. Some of his other most notable roles include – SVP of Software Development, Technology and Strategic Projects, Co-Founder and VP of Software Development at SNPC as per information in his Linked In profile.

Commenting on Emmanuel’s addition to the team, Gavin Bambury – CEO of OANDA said, “With almost 30 years’ experience, Emmanuel combines deep-seated technical expertise with an in-depth understanding of the electronic trading industry, which will be critical to our success as we explore new ways to leverage our technology and drive future growth. I’m delighted to welcome him as our new Chief Technology Officer”.

Speaking about his new role, Mr. Coulon said, “A Fintech Company at heart, OANDA has long been driven by a culture of innovation and technical excellence. As such, I’m excited about being part of such a dynamic team and look forward to enhancing our technology solutions even further”. 

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