Saxo Bank Appoints Top Executives From Barclays And Nordea

Saxo BankMulti-asset trading company Saxo Bank has announced the appointment of Eric Krueger as Global Head of Client Services, a newly established position where he will be responsible for managing and developing Saxo Bank’s client relationships and the infrastructure serving those clients. The broker also added Oliver Zecevic as Head of Operations.


Effective from 2 July 2018, Krueger will be reporting directly to Damian Bunce, Chief Commercial Officer of Saxo Bank A/S, as he assumes the overall responsibility to lead Saxo Bank’s global client services organization.


Krueger is an industry veteran with 20 years experience in the financial ecosystem, including expertise in program trading, electronic trading, and sales trading. He developed his skills while playing executive roles at big banking names such as Barclays Capital and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.


Eric Krueger joins Saxo Bank from nine years at Barclays, where he was Managing Director Head of Cash Execution EMEA. Prior to that, he held a number of leading roles on program and electronic trading during his 11 years at Merrill Lynch.


Damian Bunce, Chief Commercial Officer of Saxo Bank, commented:


“Coupling great products and platforms with world-class service has always been the hallmark of Saxo. We want to further strengthen the service we offer to clients and deploy the next generation of tools and we are very delighted to welcome someone of Eric’s caliber to work on that. The new Global Head of Client Services role is key to drive Saxo’s client-centric strategy, value proposition and reflect the needs of our customers. As a result of twenty years of leading client-focused businesses, Eric has developed an extensive understanding of client service, experience and knowledge in the field and I am confident that he will add real value to our clients.”


Eric Krueger commented on the appointment:


“I look forward to participating in the growth of Saxo Bank. Saxo Bank leads the industry when it comes to the combination of products, platforms, pricing and crucially, Saxo has always coupled its unique digital offering with strong client services. This combination is rare and I look forward to help driving our client offering to an even higher level.”


Oliver Zecevic Appointed Head of Operations to Focus on Scalability


Saxo Bank has also added Oliver Zecevic as the company’s new Head of Operations, effective September 1, to focus on scalability and efficient operations as well as progressive digitization of the broker.


Zecevic joins Saxo Bank from Nordea, where he spent the entirety of his working career. Over his 16 years at the Danish bank, he became Head of Investor Solutions and Services after roles as Head of Derivatives Operations and Head of Clearing.


Søren Kyhl Global Chief Operating Officer at Saxo Bank
Søren Kyhl Global Chief Operating Officer at Saxo Bank

Soren Kyhl, Chief Operating Officer of Saxo Bank, said:


“I am very pleased that Oliver Zecevic will be joining us to head up our operations department and to lead our efforts in digitizing and optimizing operations. Oliver has an impressive track-record both with financial markets operations and as a leader. He brings a deep operational experience and expertise to Saxo that will be invaluable, as we move forward with our ambitious plans for the future.”