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

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.