Skilling CEO Michael Kamerman resigns, George Kyriakoudes joins as CFO

Forex and CFD broker Skilling Group has parted ways with its CEO Michael Kamerman, ending a four-tenure. The company also onboarded George Kyriakoudes as its chief financial officer (CFO).

Kamerman, who joined Skilling in 2020, brought with him over 15 years of experience from FXCM, where he held various roles, including its managing director.

In a post on his LinkedIn profile, Kamerman reflected on his tenure at Skilling, highlighting the company’s achievements in 2023, which included record-breaking performance in new clients, active clients, trading volume, net revenue, and EBIT.

“Today marks my last day as Skilling’s Group #CEO. 2023 was a record year for the company with all-time highs in new clients, active clients, trading volume, net revenue and EBIT performance. With the strong team they have, 2024 will be even better. I would like to thank all of our investors, the Skilling board, and especially all of the Skillers both past and present for all of their dedication for the past three years,” Kamerman wrote, adding that he will next destination in mid-April.

During Kamerman’s tenure, Skilling achieved notable milestones, such as launching the popular Metatrader 4 platform, obtaining regulatory licenses in Seychelles and authorization from the UK’s FCA. The broker also secured partnerships with Aston Villa football club and chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen.

Kamerman’s departure marks the end of an era at Skilling, where he replaced co-founder André Lavold as CEO and led the company through a period of growth and expansion.

Licensed by CySEC in Cyprus and supported by Optimizer Invest’s Scandinavian shareholders, Skilling has originally introduced its services in Germany, Norway, Sweden, and the UK. Additionally, its offerings are now accessible across the rest of the European Union.

The new CFO, George Kyriakoudes has held an analogous position at IronFX for the past three years. Prior to joining IronFX in 2021, he spent nearly a decade at ForexTime (FXTM), where he also served as CFO from 2016 to 2021. Additionally, Kyriakoudes has previously worked at Alpari.