CEO at PSP Angels
Viktoria Soltesz is the founder of the payment consulting firm, PSP Angels, which helps online businesses optimise their payment flows and costs by finding the best payment and banking solutions. (pspangels.com). Viktoria is also the Partner of a boutique firm in Malta, which was created to improve the payments processing infrastructure for clients within the iGaming industries, specifically. She also runs a finance and tax consulting firm in Cyprus for over 15 years now. (viktoriasoltesz.com). She has extensive experience with payment issues and high-risk industries.
Viktoria also used to lecture at the University of West London and is a regular speaker at iGaming, blockchain, fintech and investment conferences.
CEO at XValley Technologies Ltd
I am the founder of XValley Technologies Ltd, a firm with vast tailor-made services focused on developing and trading software for diverse global clientele within the financial industry. Upon completing my education of BSc in Computer Science and MSc in Finance in London, I acquired an excellent track record for developing financial technology projects. I am an entrepreneur at heart, with extensive expertise in the industry for over 12 years. Prior to that, I worked in various major companies, including, but not limited to, FxPro, PrimeXM and FBME Bank, with projects in MT4, MT5, and cTrader. With a deep passion for innovative technology and career growth, I founded my own company in 2015. Since then, I have been significantly successful in forex, blockchain, banking and equity markets projects, raising the bar for innovation limits to new heights.
Head of Marketing at TopFX
Maria is responsible for managing all aspects of TopFX's marketing input and orchestrating a mix of activity that includes digital, social media, content, press releases, print and events to drive brand awareness, visitation and lead generation. She possesses 6+ years of experience in marketing strategy, branding, copywriting, content marketing, digital marketing & social media management and 4+ years in marketing leadership.
Additionally, she is a trained psychologist & counselor who understands team dynamics and the mechanics of enhancing motivation for optimal performance.
Partner - Risk & Compliance Director at SALVUS Funds
Evdokia, a partner at SALVUS Funds, is actively advising and working on all matters related to licensing, regulatory compliance and internal audits for Investment Firms, Crypto Providers (CASP), Investment Funds and Payment Institutions.
Vince De Castro
Chief Marketing Officer at OneRoya
Vince is the Chief Marketing Officer at OneRoyal and is an experienced marketing leader with a passion for technology and innovation.
He has over fifteen years experience in brand, strategy and digital marketing as well as a proven track record in leading marketing teams through complex campaigns, funnel optimization and increasing overall lifetime value of the customer.
Head of Blockchain at Leverate.com
Udi Algrassi has more than 15-years’ experience as CEO, strong track record of “Go to Market” planning and execution, P&L management, financial plans and goals, staff development and performance evaluations.
He is a skilled business manager in global markets, living and working in the US, Europe and China. Udi has planned and executed local, regional and national business development plans including focused marketing strategies from concept to completion. He also has extensive B2B and B2C knowledge with IB’s, tied agent, white label, affiliates in regulated environments. (Cysec, FCA, ESMA )
Udi is deeply involved in the security token, blockchain and Crypto space, with in-depth expertise in secondary market, exchange services, and experience in traditional investment markets.
Head of Deriv Prime - Deriv Global at Deriv
Mr. Patsalides has more than 20 years of experience working within the wider Financial Services sector. He is the Head of Deriv Prime, the Institutional Arm of Deriv Global, providing unmatched liquidity within said sector. Mr. Patsalides possesses a solid background in project and change management, business and IT. He is a high-achiever and is passionate about managing key client relationships, achieving great results and creating real and sustainable change, through a value-based approach.
Before joining Deriv Global to spearhead the Deriv Prime Department, Mr. Patsalides was the Financial Services Director of EBO AI, Country Sales Manager for IBM Italia S.p.A (Cyprus Branch), CIO of the Executive Business School ‘P.A. College’ and Sales Manager (EMEIA Region) for Tools for Brokers. Additionally, he was also responsible for leading key strategic initiatives for several blue-chip companies operating within the wider Financial Services sector.
Director of Compliance Operations (Deputy Global Head of Compliance) at EXANTE
Experienced financial professional with proven success in trading and portfolio management on global FX, stocks, indices, and commodities markets. Extensive background and working experience on risk exposure, asset and wealth management and legal requirements and procedures as requested by local financial watchdog/authority (CySEC). Strong ability to build and lead teams that meet and exceed designated goals expectations and profitability targets (excess alpha returns on Benchmarks). Highly adept at developing and implementing strategies that enhance revenues and decrease expenses.
Head of Digital Marketing at Orbex
Dora is a highly skilled Digital Marketeer with a strong understanding of technology and over 7 years of experience in the financial industry. She has hands-on-experience in a range of marketing disciplines which include marketing strategies, content development, SEO, Social Media, Email Marketing, PPC, ORM and Data Analysis. As the Head of Digital Marketing at Orbex, Dora is dedicated to using her knowledge and expertise to create targeted, effective campaigns that will drive traffic, increase engagement, and boost conversions. Dora's enthusiasm lies in supporting businesses to flourish and thrive. She constantly seeks out new challenges that can extend the brand's influence and reach.
Head of Compliance & AMLCO at XTrend
Eftychia is the Head of Compliance and AMLCO for XTrend and has four years of experience in the field of Compliance and AML. She has an academic background up to a Ph.D. level in the field of Philosophy and her interests include Business Ethics, Regulatory Compliance, and Emerging Risks in Compliance and Fraud.
CEO at Acuity Trading
Andrew Lane is founder and Managing Director of Acuity Trading Ltd. Established in 2013 in pursuit of his vision to bring institutional style products in news analytics and sentiment to the online market, Andrew is helping investors make actionable use of today’s Big Data.
Andrew’s 10-year career at Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal put him at the forefront of development in this technology, helping clients revolutionize their trading activities. Andrew’s knowledge of the financial markets and financial technology spans the globe and coupled with his creativity for next generation trading tools, Andrew’s flair for product development shows no signs of abating. Andrew is also a regular speaker at industry events focused on financial technology.
Outside of Acuity Trading, Andrew is a keen triathlete and has a deep appreciation for global politics and economics.
Co-Founder & CEO at Market Dynamics
Andrew is founder of Market Dynamics, a pioneering UK fintech start-up on a mission to democratise systematic trading for retail traders. Having actively traded Fx for the past past ten years, he has first-hand experience of the challenges faced by traders around the world who seek to improve their performance and the significant benefits of automated trading. Andrew and the rest of the Market Dynamics team possess vast experience of systematic trading, and have previously built and exited highly successful technology companies in the past.
CEO at Match-Prime Liquidity
The CEO of Match-Prime Liquidity, an award-winning Liquidity Provider, has been involved in the Forex industry for over a decade. Thanks to cooperation with the largest European Brokers, he perfectly understands the needs and expectations of both Brokers and Traders. He uses his experience to create a client-centric liquidity offer with an individual approach to every business, regardless of the region in which they operate.
Trading Infrastructure Manager at NAGA Markets Europe Ltd
Ravindranath Saundankar is an accomplished Trading Infrastructure Manager with extensive experience in the fintech industry. He has a proven track record of successfully building, integrating, and administering complex trading systems incorporating with latest technology and automation that are crucial to the success of financial institutions. He has managed several large-scale system migration projects with great success, ensuring a seamless transition while minimizing disruptions to business operations. His expertise is in low latency trading infrastructure design, implementation and maintain with strong understanding of market structure, execution venues, and regulatory compliance.
Chief Business Development Officer at Tickmill Europe Ltd
Carla Nemr joined Tickmill in 2017 and ever since she's been working to expand the company's outreach and partnership network globally. Her main focus is the growth of Tickmill's client base and how to develop the company to better service it.
Founder & Marketing Director at Dashing Creations
Anna is a C-level marketing and creative director with a proven history of leading teams across a variety of industries, including finance, advertising and telecoms.
She is a strong believer that three core elements define the success of visual communication: innovative concepts, strategic thinking and guided teamwork. With these principles as the basis of her philosophy, Anna has leveraged her drive, passion and creativity to launch new brands, elevate existing ones and create global and localised campaigns that deliver real results.
At the beginning of her career she specialised in branding, graphic design, and TV commercials for brands like Vodafone, Honda and American Express. Since joining the financial industry in 2009, she has led design and marketing teams, and perfected her knowledge of the 360 marketing operation to push the boundaries further and launch outstanding creative campaigns that resonate, engage and deliver.
Group Chief AML Officer at Trading Point Group - XM
hristoforos Livadiotis has been dealing with AML for almost 20 years. He is currently the Group Chief AML Officer for Trading Point Group (https://www.trading-point.com), a leading financial services provider offering world-class brokerage products through several regulated entities. He is also the AMLCO of XM, the Group’s regulated entity in Cyprus.
Christoforos has an extensive knowledge of the AML function from the banking standpoint as well since he was the Head of Compliance and the Money Laundering Compliance Officer (MLCO) of AstroBank Ltd (previously Piraeus Bank (Cyprus) Ltd) for a number of years.
Prior to joining Piraeus Bank (Cyprus) Ltd, Christoforos worked for 6 years as a financial analyst/investigator in the Cyprus FIU, (MOKAS), under the Attorney General of the Republic of Cyprus. Christoforos holds a BSc from the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Accounting with Management and a MSc from the University of Reading – ISMA Centre Business School in International Securities Investment and Banking (ISIB).
COO, Executive Director at Swissquote Capital Markets
Zoltan has been doing sales for over 18 years across various industries. In the Financial services/Forex sector he has been active since 2011 and represented some of the market leaders during this time. Trading the Forex and Stock market since 2009 and a CySec certified Director. Zoltan joined Swissquote in early 2022 in order to obtain a license from the local regulator and establish a branch office in Cyprus.
Founder & CEO at Tradepedia LLC
An enthusiastic educator, authoritative voice in price action trading and inspiring personal coach, Avramis Despotis has been immersed in the financial markets for over two decades. Founder and CEO of Tradepedia, he is an expert instructor in technical analysis, risk management and behavioural finance and has mentored over 40,000 private and institutional traders.
He is regularly called upon by top-tier global firms to provide expert-level training to their top traders, fund managers and risk assessors. Some of his satisfied clients include Reuters, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, Saxo Bank, Barclays Bank, MetaStock, Interarab Cambist Association (ICA), The Financial Markets Association (ACI), Kuwait Financial Markets Association, National Commercial Bank, BNP Paribas, Société Générale, Arab Bank, Emirates NBD, Abu Dhabi National Bank, Menacorp, FxPro, ADSS, XM.COM and many more.
Avramis is a Certified Financial Technician from the International Federation of Technical Analysts, a member of the British Society of Technical Analysts, is certified for Portfolio Management and Own Account Trading and holds an MSc. in Finance. With a decade of interbank experience, in 2009 he founded Tradepedia, and currently heads a team of 20 instructors spanning Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia providing education, automated software, market reports and signals to help private and institutional traders make sound well-informed decisions.
Chief Customer Officer at Exness Global Ltd
Damian was most recently appointed to a new position as Chief Customer Officer and a member of its executive team, prior to his current role Damian was the Chief Trading Officer for Exness with oversight for its global retail market making business. Prior to Exness, Damian was Chief Commercial Officer at Saxo Bank and a member of its board of management. Before working in Fintech, Damian had a 20 year banking career holding a variety of Managing Director positions in Trading and Markets at global banks including Goldman Sachs, Barclays Capital and Sberbank.
Compliance Manager at CMTrading
A diligent and driven Compliance Manager, with 6 years of experience in compliance, AML and legal roles in the financial services, ensuring that the company meets its legal and regulatory obligations and operates at a high standard. Areas of my core responsibilities include compliance monitoring and reporting, compliance communication, training, and awareness, special projects management, governance, policy development and review, and researching legal requirements for new initiatives. I am a holder of a Bachelor of Laws degree from University of Leicester as well as of an Advanced Certificate in Financial Services by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC), while also being a certified AML Officer by CySEC.
Independent Compliance Consultant
Before becoming an Independent Compliance Consultant, Yiannos led the regulatory compliance and fund services department at Grant Thornton (Cyprus) Ltd and was the managing director of its subsidiary company Grant Thornton Fund Services (Cyprus) Ltd. He has extensive knowledge of regulatory requirements for financial and credit institutions and substantial sectoral experience both in the Middle East and the EU.
Yiannos has advised clients on governance, risk, and compliance regulatory framework and requirements and assisted regulators, financial groups and large corporations in various aspects of GRC program implementation. Additionally, he is actively involved in authorization, compliance and risk management engagements for investment firms, banks, payment institutions, investment funds, and crypto asset service providers.
Yiannos is a Certified Public Accountant (AICPA) and holds an MBA in International Finance and a BSc in Business Administration (Accounting and Finance). He is a Board Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) Cyprus National Advisory Council.
Principal at Paradyne Consulting
Faisal has over 20 years working collaboratively with cutting edge financial services providers alongside chief compliance officers and executive leadership to optimize their FinCrime, AML/CTF and RegTech programs. He assists Product, Innovation and GTM teams to develop advanced AML technologies for PSPs, EMIs, crypto and bank clients. He works with client compliance teams to ensure that the compliance program requirements are being met through continuous product iteration, training and development. Since 2017, Faisal has been an instructor at ACAMS and has instructed ACAMS certificates and CAMS certifications. He has also co-written the AML cryptocurrency CCAS, CAFCA and virtual currency certificates.
Chief Marketing Officer at FX Back Office
Christina is FX Back Office’s Chief Marketing Officer. With a background that bridges both business communication and marketing, she prides herself on bringing an unconventional mindset to the B2B tech scene. Over the years, she's helped multiple brands in the financial services, blockchain tech and iGaming sectors stay on a path of steady growth by uncovering new opportunities through a combination of creativity, data analysis and an understanding of their audience. She holds an MBA and an undergraduate degree in Communications.
Compliance Head at Instant Trading EU Ltd
Kristina is Head of Compliance and AMLCO of Instant trading EU LTD, with decades in accounting, HR entrepreneurship and brokerage business.
She has extensive experience advising on cross-border and complex regulatory matters, including licensing and conduct of business requirements, regulatory investigations, and regulatory change.
Her mind is set on fresh thinking with realistic solutions.
Group CFO at SquaredFinancial
Stathis has over 15 years of experience in the financial industry with excellent knowledge in accounting, audit, and financial management for investment firms.
He holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Piraeus, and he is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
Before joining SquaredFinancial, he worked in strategic executive positions in several market-leading companies and continued his career as a Group Chief Financial Officer whilst serving as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Risk Management committees.
He specializes in creating strong control environments around the finance function, supporting the business' expansion plans, and assessing the impact on capital requirements and cash flow.
A Fintech enthusiast, passionate about investing, trading, blockchain, and Crypto, he enjoys working in dynamic and fast-paced markets.
He’s a huge believer that a company's greatest asset is its employees, and that great people build great companies. “If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients”.
Head of Payments Operations at Markets.com
Andreas has vast experience in the banking and payments industry while working for leading Fintech and Investment firms across the world. His extensive knowledge of banking and payments systems has allowed him to streamline processes and optimize financial operations for the firms. Andreas is a Fintech enthusiast and passionate about changing and upgrading the Banking and Payments industry while making it available,easy and transparent for everyone to use for all purposes. He has also fostered strong relationships with key financial partners and stakeholders, ensuring the firm's success in the competitive world of finance.
Member of the Advisory Board at Identomat
Giorgos Konstantinou has over 14 years of cumulative experience at senior management roles in the Financial Services sector, covering in particular risk advisory, financial crime (AML, CFT, fraud, sanctions, anti-bribery and corruption), regulatory compliance, internal audit and AML risk assessments.
He is currently the Group AML Director at an advisory firm, covering financial institutions and corporates. He also serves as a member of the Advisory Board for a well know digital KYC software system.
Prior to his current role, he was a Senior Manager in the Regulatory Risk Advisory team at Deloitte Cyprus, specializing in Regulatory Compliance and AML-related matters, whilst he has also served as the Money Laundering Compliance Officer (MLCO) for Deloitte Investment Services (DIS). As an advisor, he has worked with various financial institutions internationally to provide tailor-made solutions for responding to financial crime incidents remediating past deficiencies from regulatory inspections, enhancing and automating client onboarding models and optimising transaction monitoring systems. Before Deloitte, Giorgos spent three years at PwC Cyprus, where he was leading the Central Compliance Services team. Before PWC, Giorgos spent over six years with Barclays Bank as a Relationship Manager.
Group CEO at M4Markets
Panikos Teklos is the Vice President of CIFA and Group Chairman & CEO of Oryx Group, a private financial conglomerate that includes the well-known M4Markets brokerage group and other private equity investments. He has more than 22 years of international experience in Investment Banking, Strategy Consulting, Financial & Regulatory Technology, Private Equity and Wealth Management. He is a specialist in Governance, Risk & Regulation, Financial and Capital Management solutions, Corporate Finance, M&A advisory and business advisory for Financial Institutions and Corporates. He holds a BSc in Economics from UCL and a MSc in Finance and Economics from the LSE. Panikos is also a Certified Investment Advisor by CySEC and the FCA.
Director at iSPIRAL IT Solutions Ltd
With over 20 years of experience on custom software development we deliver the most reliable custom software solutions that match the unique requirements of our customers. We are a recognized leader providing high-impact RegTech Solutions for Banks, Financial Institutions, FOREX, Card Issuers, Payment Providers, Hospitals/Clinics, Law, Fiduciary and Accounting firms.
Specialties: Enterprise Risk & Compliance Management, Anti Money Laundering - Know Your Client (risk based approach), Transaction Monitoring/Screening for AML, Fund Administration, Fund Management, Corporate Secretarial, Time & Billing for Accounting/Auditing offices, Hospital Solution, Property Management Software.
Managing Director at CX Financia
Meet Xenia, the founder of CX. Financia, a boutique advisory firm in Cyprus specializing in financial services regulation and compliance. Her extensive experience in corporate law, financial services regulation, and human resources development make her an accomplished professional with a diverse range of skills. Xenia actively advises and works on matters related to licensing, regulatory compliance, and internal audits for Investment Firms, Crypto Providers (CASP), Investment Funds, and Payment Institutions, demonstrating her proficiency in the financial services industry. She holds a B.Sc. (Hons) and FCCA designation and is an Advanced License Holder by the Cyprus Securities & Exchange Commission, further showcasing her credentials and expertise. Apart from her financial and regulatory expertise, Xenia is also a Registered Mediator in financial disputes, a Certified Trainer by the Human Resources Development Agency, and an active member of technical committees such as (CYFA) AML and Compliance Affairs,( CIFA) HR & Training, and (ICPAC) Administrative Services and International Business. Her contribution to developing and addressing critical matters in the financial services industry adds value to these committees. She is also a sought-after speaker at conferences, where she shares her expertise on financial services and corporate governance.
CIO of Zaye Capital Markets, Cofounder at CompareBroker, Columnist at Nasdaq
Naeem Aslam is a prominent figure in the finance and investment industry, known for his extensive experience, entrepreneurial spirit, and deep expertise in various domains of finance.
With a career spanning over 15 years, Naeem has established himself as a respected voice in the world of finance. He has also served as an ex-Hedge Fund Trader at Bank of New York, showcasing his hands-on experience in managing investments and trading strategies.
As a regular guest at Fox Business and Bloomberg, Naeem shares his insights and analysis on the latest financial trends, market developments, and investment strategies. He is known for his sharp analytical skills and ability to provide expert commentary on a wide range of topics, including blockchain technologies, fintech, traditional assets, macroeconomics, central bank policies, and artificial intelligence.
In addition to his media appearances, Naeem is a recognized columnist at NASDAQ (US), where he shares his in-depth knowledge and opinions on various financial subjects. He has also previously worked for Forbes (US) for over 5 years, where he contributed valuable insights to the finance community through his writing. Naeem has successfully launched startups and owns a private equity fund focused on commercial real estate.
Engineering Chapter Lead at Pepperstone
Mikhail is a highly experienced TechLead in the Fintech industry with over 15 years of experience. Mikhail's expertise lies in developing complex financial software, including trading platforms, risk management systems, and payment processing solutions. Mikhail works closely with teams of developers, architects, and business analysts to deliver innovative and reliable software solutions for industry leaders. Last few years, Mikhail manage the teams including mentoring and developing the team’s members.
Chief Of Marketing at The Trading Pit
Themis Christou has extensive experience delivering long-term brand growth within the fintech industry. During his time in the FX and CFD industry, Themis has helped drive the growth of several prominent companies, most notably Tickmill Group of Companies, M4Markets and Orbex. Themis specialises in building clean, reputable brands from the ground up and is an expert in marketing and development for start-ups and new-born brands. With over 10 years of experience in managerial positions, Themis is well-versed in building quality brands and magnifying brand equity in the fintech and forex industries.
Themis’s background in Music Studies makes him stand out from the crowd as he approaches marketing and brand development with a genuinely creative vision. In addition to his music studies, he has pursued further education, obtaining a Master's degree in Marketing, a Master's in Business Administration (MBA), and Diplomas and Professional Certifications from esteemed institutions such as Harvard University and Yale University. This has enabled him to advance in his career and gain valuable knowledge while working at high-calibre companies.
His strategic vision for The Trading Pit includes introducing a relatively unknown trading approach to traders worldwide and helping It establish itself as one of the key players in the industry.
CEO at Axiory
Roberto is a very experienced senior executive with one of the strongest reputations in the industry, approved in several jurisdictions and holding C-level positions in major brokerages before being appointed as CEO of Axiory Brokerage Group, He is a compliance, risk management and corporate governance expert, passionate about education and is a well-known trading and investment mentor. As Director and CEO of Axiory Global, Roberto has been involved in the set-up and management of all core processes. His presence has exponentially expanded the company’s reach to new jurisdictions while maintaining a flawless reputation among lawmakers, authorities, and traders.
Chief Dealing Officer at B2Broker
John Murillo has been holding the position of the Chief Dealing Officer at B2Broker for more than 5 years. During that time he was able to implement the best market practices into the business processes and introduce core approaches to the liquidity part of business. Among other tasks, he is responsible with overseeing and development of the Dealing Team, Tech support, Engineering and Client relations.
Mr. Murillo is a well recognized financial markets expert with more than 20+ years of experience in this industry. Throughout his career, John has held various senior positions at financial institutions worldwide which has given him a wealth of knowledge and extensive experience, including risk management and financial engineering.
Under his guidance, B2broker team has built one of the best and most competitive liquidity offers within the space.
Business Development Manager at Zotapay
Stan is part of the Sales Team at Zotapay - a leading payment service provider connected to more than 1000 payment methods globally. He is responsible for identifying and generating new business opportunities for the company. He has extensive knowledge of alternative payment methods in emerging markets and closely assists companies with expanding their business operations to complex regions with varying payment cultures.
Manager, Professional Services at Odyssey
Andreas is an Information Security specialist with over 20 years of industry experience with a deep knowledge in areas such as SIEM, security design and implementation, threat identification and analysis, incident investigation & response and more. Throughout his career, he has held various leadership positions, including a decade-long tenure as the manager of Odyssey's Security Operations Center (SOC) and Managed Security Services (MSS) departments. In his current role, Andreas serves as the manager of the Professional Services department, where he has excelled in providing top-notch security solutions to clients. In addition to his technical and managerial experience, Andreas is also a certified with CISSP, CISA, CEH and he is also a PCI-DSS QSA auditor, which allows him to offer expert guidance and audits on credit card compliance with the PCI-DSS.
Founder and CTO at Matworks
Passionate IT Professional with a solid background in defining, architecting and building best-in-class IT infrastructures and services. Ability to align with business critical initiatives and work with businesses on enterprise wide strategies. Reputation for engaging high performance teams to deliver cost efficient solutions, yield efficiency improvements and maximize technology investment. Always in the frontline with industry’s latest IT developments, taking up the most complex challenges and merging business with technology as it is required by the latest trends. Worked with a number of startup companies and countless businesses that needed a technological facelift.