Integral Development Corp. (www.integral.com), the only provider of end-to-end electronic FX trading platforms, announced today new executive appointments in its New York, London and Tokyo operations.
They come in the midst of an unparalleled push in product innovation, covering both new exchange mechanisms (Open Currency Exchange™) and new risk management platforms (FX Yield Manager™). Soren Haagensen will join in New York as Managing Director, BankFX, Americas. His focus will be on serving the banking sector in the Americas. In London, Alan Scott will be Managing Director, Enterprise Solutions. As such, he will oversee the integration and upgrade of numerous existing Integral enterprise-class deployments in banks and brokers across Europe and the Middle East. Takashi Ozeki is now Regional Sales Director, Japan, where he serves the region across all market segments.
“It is with great pleasure that I welcome these experienced industry professionals to Integral,” said Harpal Sandhu, CEO, Integral Development Corp. “We are augmenting our teams with senior market sector expertise to better serve our customers around the world with their integration and adoption of our end-to-end FX platforms. As our clients, globally, expand their FX businesses based on the Integral platform, they increasingly leverage our industry-leading expertise to grow their operations and gain a competitive advantage.”
Soren Haagensen joins from Societe General where he spent the last 20+ years of his career. He held a variety of management positions in the bank’s corporate and investment banking organization and was instrumental in the bank’s e-FX efforts. He left as managing director, head of e-commerce for the Americas. Before focusing on e-commerce, Haagensen acted as Societe General’s business manager for its New York FX business. Haagensen began his FX career at Den Danske Bank in Copenhagen and, after relocating to New York, he also worked at Banco Espanol de Credito (Banesto) and Bank Brussels Lambert (BBL) before joining Societe General. He holds a degree from Copenhagen Business School and was inducted into the 2014 FX Hall of Fame by Profit and Loss Magazine.
Alan Scott joins from 360T, where he was the global head of product and liquidity development. In that role, he focused on improving solutions around pricing engines, latency, and execution quality to better serve major market making partners of the firm. Prior to that, he was founder and CEO of Velocity/Velsys, a cloud-based solutions provider for the banking industry. He designed and built V-FX, a leading front-to-back complete e-FX trading platform. Additionally, he held regional management and sales positions with EDS/HP, Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) and Olivetti among others. He holds a diploma of business administration from Adelaide University, Australia; a diploma of company directorship from the Australian Company Directors Association, Adelaide; and a diploma of computer programming from DSI, Adelaide.
Takashi Ozeki joins from the Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ), where he was Deputy General Manager and Senior Consultant for the Financial System Division of the firm. In that role, he worked with FX brokers and securities firms in Japan on assisting them with their financial systems needs including Raptor, an FX system that he developed for IIJ. Prior to that, he spent five years at FXCM in both its Tokyo and New York offices. His professional background further includes employment at Himawari Securities and IBFX, as well as at a variety of large Japanese corporations. Ozeki holds a Master’s Degree of International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird) in Glendale Arizona; and an Economics Degree from Nagoya University, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan.
In related news, Bryan Smith, Director, Investor Sales EMEA, recently relocated from the Palo Alto office to London to better serve institutional investors in Europe. And, Matthew Avery rejoined Integral in its London office as Director, Margin FX sales.