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Leadership

Mr. Andrey Dashin, Shareholder

Andrey Dashin

Shareholder

Embrace change and adapt

Even as a young man Andrey Dashin held a passion for economics, this led him to pursue a degree from Kazan Institute of Finance and Economics. After he qualified, he established his first successful company – Alpari, and by 2011 the company had won numerous industry awards.  Andrey’s appreciation for the value of time became the inspiration for his next venture, ForexTime (FXTM).

Andrey believes that the best way to achieve stability and progress, is to embrace change and to continually adapt to your environment. He subscribes to the aphorism penned by the Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, that ‘Change is the only constant’, this truth underpins all of his business endeavours and outlook on life. It is this philosophy that has kept him on the leading edge of business and financial markets.

Andrey is married and has three children; a son and two daughters. He has a deep love for the sea, cars and sports but his true passions lie in running, climbing and boxing. He believes that participating in sports is the key to strengthening willpower, and physical fitness is essential for keeping a focussed mind.

Olga Rybalkina, CEO

Olga Rybalkina

Executive Director / Chief Executive Officer

Push yourself to discover your full potential

Having a keen mind for finance and economics, Olga Rybalkina holds an honours degree in Financial Management from Kazan Federal University and a PhD in Economics. Her career dates back to the inception of Alpari in 1998 where her ground-breaking work and experience allowed her to grow into the leader she is today. Olga became the CEO of ForexTime in 2012 and is responsible for all day-to-day management decisions and for determining the company’s long and short term objectives. She holds a number of financial certifications and licences including a Series 3 license from the National Futures Association and Series 7, 24, 27 & 63 licenses from the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Olga believes in total commitment to a task in order to achieve goals, her favourite mantra is ‘Push yourself to discover your full potential’.

Olga is married and has one daughter. She has a passion for reading, hiking and yoga. She believes that the combination of these three pastimes are an effective way to keep her body, mind and soul in perfect harmony and balance.

Nicholas Defteras

Nicholas Defteras

Deputy Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director

I love the dynamic and competitive nature of the Forex industry

Nick is an Economics graduate from University College London and a Fellow Chartered Accountant of the ICAEW. He trained and worked in top tier accounting firms in London and has held senior finance and management roles in global investment banks around the world. In 2014, Nick joined ForexTime as Chief Operating Officer and in early 2016, he progressed to the role of Deputy Chief Executive Officer.

What excites him most about the forex industry is its fast-paced, dynamic and competitive nature. Nick’s management style is best described with a saying from John. C. Maxwell, “A leader is someone who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way”.

Nick is married and has two young children, a boy and a girl. He loves outdoor activities, is a keen camper and passionate about 4x4 off-road driving.

Sergey Chumarov

Sergey Chumarov

Chief Technology Officer/Executive Director

Anything is possible as long as you have a good team

Sergey holds a degree in Physics from Kazan Federal University. In 1999 he joined Alpari, where his deep passion and great knowledge of IT made him into a key player in the company. Sergey put all of the experience his position afforded him into practice, when he became the CTO of ForexTime in 2012. He now oversees all technical operations and developments of the company.

He is inspired by people who, like him, challenge and explore the limits of his field. He stands by the belief that “Anything is possible, as long as you have a good team.”

Sergey is married and has two children, a son and a daughter. He has a great passion for cars and also enjoys the serenity of fishing and travelling in his spare time.

George Kyriakoudes

George Kyriakoudes

Executive Director / Chief Financial Officer

I like the challenge of turning impossible into possible

George holds a degree in Accounting, Finance and Economics, from the University of Kent and is a member of the ICAEW. After graduating in 2006, he joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in West London, where he became a Senior Associate. He joined FXTM in 2013 as a Senior Internal Auditor, where his extensive knowledge on all financial matters, led to his appointment as Head of Risk Management & Reporting in 2014 and then Chief Financial Officer in 2016.

Saint Francis once said: “Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible; and suddenly you will be doing the impossible”. George subscribes to this philosophy and applies it to his life and work.

George is married and has a great passion for rock climbing – a sport he practices in both Cyprus and abroad, whenever the opportunity presents itself.

Valeriya Kolesnik

Valeriya Kolesnik

Executive Director / Chief Operating Officer

All experiences in life are positive- if you learn from them

Valeriya is a graduate from Kazan Federal University with a degree in Foreign Languages and holds an MBA from the Cyprus International Institute of Management. Valeriya’s career began in one of Tatarstan’s leading banks, AK Bars Bank. She then joined Alpari Financial Services in 2011 and moved to FXTM in 2012 in the position of Back Office Manager. Her professional and optimistic attitude, along with her banking and operations expertise, resulted in her appointment as Chief Operating Officer in 2016.

Valeriya believes that all life experiences, whether positive or negative are valuable if you focus on the lessons they offer and learn from them. She applies this philosophy in her role as a key player in overseeing the company’s daily operations.

Married and a mother of teenage son, Valeriya enjoys practicing yoga, trekking and reading on a wide variety of subjects.

Non - Executive Directors

Philippos Mannaris

Philippos Mannaris

Independent Non-Executive Director

Philippos got his BSc in Actuarial Science from the London School of Economics. After graduating, he gained valuable experience within the UK Marketplace, and in 2003 he joined Aon Hewitt, an international management consulting firm. He now leads the firm’s Cyprus office and is a partner of its International Retirement & Investment practice.

With 17 years of professional consulting and client management experience, Philippos works with clients on a full range of actuarial and investment issues and is passionate about delivering change - from design strategy to full implementation.

He was appointed as a Non-Executive Board member of the Central Bank of Cyprus in 2013, where he also serves as Board Chairman of the Investment Committee and is a member of the Board Audit Committee. He has been serving as a Non-Executive Board member of ForexTime Ltd since 2014.

Paris Papageorgiou

Paris Papageorgiou

Independent Non-Executive Director

Paris completed his studies at the University of Pretoria and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. During his 10 years at Famous Brands Ltd, he played a key role in implementing the foundations for the company’s expansion into Africa’s largest Quick Service Restaurant Group. After he moved to Cyprus in 2007, Paris held various financial executive positions, including Chief Financial Officer at AOS Cyprus Holdings Ltd. Paris has been a Non-Executive Director of ForexTime Limited since 2012. He regards integrity, honesty and hard work as the key ingredients to success. He believes good companies become great companies when the art of empowering the workforce is effectively mastered.

Paris is the father of 4 children, 2 girls and 2 boys, and in his free time enjoys playing tennis and squash.