“We are really excited to share that Maria Victoria Alberghini will be joining our GCEX team in Dubai.”
GCEX has appointed Maria Victoria Alberghini to the GCEX MENA sales team, based in Dubai.
Hired as Sales Manager, Maria Victoria Alberghini will be reporting to Mehtap Önder, Managing Director of GCEX Dubai, who is responsible for all operational aspects of the business in the MENA region.
Maria Victoria Alberghini joins GCEX from Ebury
The Dubai office was opened in July 2022 after being granted provisional regulatory approval by the Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority in Dubai (VARA) in April 2022 to operate as a crypto exchange. The firm is now in the process of applying for a license.
Maria Victoria Alberghini joins GCEX after a year and a half as a Business Development Executive at the FX risk management firm Ebury, based in Dubai.
“We are really excited to share that Maria Victoria Alberghini will be joining our GCEX team in Dubai. Victoria brings extensive experience in sales in Financial Services including in the MENA region. She will work closely with Mehtap Önder, Managing Director Dubai on our strategic growth plans for the organisation”, said GCEX.
GCEX offers ‘Crypto In a Box’ plug and play solution for brokers, funds, and pros
GCEX enables brokers, funds and professional traders to access deep liquidity in digital assets and offers a range of technology solutions, including its flagship ‘Crypto In A Box‘ plug and play trading solution.
The white label solution comprises of a technology-agnostic platform that covers regulation, custody, safety of funds, liquidity, and technology (both backend and frontend).
The VARA authorization in Dubai follows the recent regulatory approval by the FSA in Denmark as a Virtual Asset Service Provider (VASP) and a Currency Exchange. The firm is also regulated by the UK’s FCA. Dubai is the only jurisdiction globally to set up a specialist regulator (VARA) dedicated to the Virtual Asset economy.
GCEX MENA hired industry veteran Olivier Honsberger
The MENA-based entity of GCEX has recently appointed Olivier Honsberger to the board of directors. He is the former CEO of Mirabaud (Middle East) and Board Director at Mirabaud (Abu Dhabi).
The industry veteran has a proven track record in establishing financial services brands and entering new markets. He worked at Mirabaud Group for over 22 years and has a wealth of experience in banking, asset management and private funds in Europe and the Middle East.
The executive is also a founding member of Global Millennial Capital PIF, having chaired the fund’s Advisory and Investment Committee for the last two years. In addition, he is a member of the Swiss Financial Analysts Association and has a Swiss Federal Diploma for Expert in Finance and Investments.