Leading Middle East and North Africa (MENA) market data and data display provider, DirectFN, has appointed David Hann as Head of Sales for Market Data with responsibility for driving sales of its suite of institutional investment products and data services.
Hann is charged with recruiting and spearheading a sales team that will increase DirectFN's presence in the MENA territories and expand its customer and geographical coverage to the global market place. He is also tasked with ensuring associated support and training services meet and exceed customer expectation. Hann's appointment is the latest of several high-profile hires that DirectFN has made over the past year, thus demonstrating its commitment and confidence in the potential of its product portfolio.
David Hann has an impressive track record which spans over 20 years of sales and business development achievements won in financial markets throughout the UK, Asia and the US. His previous appointment was as Managing Director for Sales across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) with ACTIV Financial Systems, Inc, a leading provider of market data content and technologies. He has held senior sales positions with a raft of blue chip institutions, including Interactive Data Europe, Moneyline Telerate, and Tullett and Tokyo London. Hann holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Management from La Roche College, Pittsburgh, USA.
"I'm delighted that a candidate of David's calibre has decided to join us at DirectFN - this is in itself is an accolade to the company, its products and business potential", said Kevin Swann, DirectFN's Head of Market Data. "We are confident that his drive to deliver, his expert knowledge of financial markets and understanding of customers' data and trading needs will mean excellent results for the company - and its client base."
" MENA investment returns are forecasted, in the coming years, to outperform returns from developed countries" comments David Hann "The need for high quality and reliable local market data will be imperative to financial institutions throughout the world. DirectFN is the leader in this field and I am excited to be part of the team!"
Hann's appointment is a further tactic in DirectFN's strategy to o expedite sales of its desktop data display and data feeds to the institutional market place globally.