3 December, 2019 - OANDA today announced the appointment of industry veteran David Grant as Chief Operating Officer, Asia Pacific. Based in Singapore, he will be responsible for overseeing the firm’s administrative and operational functions as well as enhancing the overall efficiency of the business.

Grant brings with him more than 20 years’ experience in the electronic trading industry. Having previously held the role of Chief Executive Officer in the Singapore offices of City Index and OptionsXpress, he joins OANDA from Gain Capital where he served as APAC Chief Operating Officer. His career has also spanned several leading financial institutions including Goldman Sachs and E*Trade.

Mohsin Siddiqui, Managing Director for the Asia-Pacific and Americas regions, said, “An accomplished financial services professional, David brings with him an extraordinary knowledge of the industry landscape. His extensive experience in trading, operations and management will be invaluable as we look to further grow the business in Asia Pacific.”

Grant’s appointment is just one in a series of high-profile appointments made by OANDA in recent weeks. The firm recently hired Mark Chesterman as Head of Trading and Lucian Lauerman as Head of Solutions for Business, both reporting into Kurt vom Scheidt, who has assumed an expanded role as Chief Operating Officer.