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.
Head of Sales at Match-Trade Technologies
Head of Sales at Match-Trade Technologies, a fully integrated Forex and Cryptocurrency technology provider. Michael previously worked in FX brokers and spent over 5 years in the technology and liquidity sphere. He also worked as Director of Institutional Sales and b2b Sales Consultant for industry-leading providers. Thanks to his experience, he has gained a broad knowledge of what brokers need to keep evolving in an ever-evolving industry.
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.