Equiti Group Hires Gaafar Saleh to Serve as its New Head of Growth

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.

Equiti Group Hires Gaafar Saleh to Serve as its New Head of Growth

October 25, 2019

Equiti Group, a multinational financial services provider popularly known for its prime brokerage services recently revealed in an announcement stating that it has made a new addition to its senior level leadership role. The firm currently has a global footprint which spans Middle East, North America, Europe, Africa and the Asia Pacific regions and is registered and licensed by multiple regulatory bodies namely UK’s FCA,  UAE’s SCA, Kenya’s CMA and Jordan’s JSC. As per update released by the Group, it has created a new role in the firm aimed at boosting its growth opportunities and has hired Mr. Gaafar Saleh to serve in this new role with official title of Global Head of Growth. In his new role as global head of growth, Mr. Saleh is responsible for looking out for fresh growth opportunities and will be based out of the firm’s office in Dubai.

Gaafar Saleh

To be specific, Mr. Saleh is expected to focus primarily on eFX and Fintech initiatives of the firm aimed at generating additional revenues while also creating synergies across Equiti Group. Prior to taking up his new role at the Jordan headquartered financial service provider, he served as Head of eFX algorithmic Trading at Credit Agricole CIB for five years. As per information from his LinkedIn profile, this is Mr. Saleh’s first role located outside of London, United Kingdom. Prior to that, he served as Director of Algorithmic trading consultancy and as head of Automated Marketing Making at UniCredit Markets & Investment Banking. He has also served in R&D team at Canon and in role of Systematic Proprietary Trading during his twenty year long career.

Speaking about his new role at the firm, Saleh said, “I am excited to be a part of the Group’s growth plans – regionally and globally. I am looking forward to helping Equiti position itself as a leading global player in the sector”. Commenting about Saleh’s appointment at the firm, Iskandar Najjar, CEO of Equiti Group said, “Dr Saleh’s technical expertise and industry knowledge will continue to help expand Equiti’s global reach into exciting new and value-enhancing business opportunities”. Just earlier this month, the group announced that its UK based prime brokerage arm Equiti Capital UK has hired Mr. Benedict Sears to serve in role of institutional liquidity manager. The firm also made headlines earlier this year over its deal with Saudi Arabia’s third largest bank – Riyad Bank for delivering its liquidity services as part its plans to extend eFX offerings in regional and global markets.

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