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.
Managing Partner / Minority Shareholder
Push yourself to discover your full potential
Reflecting her 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 started with the foundation 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 was responsible for all day-to-day management decisions and determining the company’s long and short-term objectives. In May 2018, she stepped up to become a Managing Partner and Minority Shareholder of FXTM. In this new role, Olga actively supports Andrey Dashin in the strategic development of this innovative global brand.
She holds a number of financial certifications and licences, including a Series 3 licence from the National Futures Association and Series 7, 24, 27 & 63 licences from the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
Olga believes in dedicating yourself totally to a task in order to achieve your 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 is an effective way to keep her body, mind and soul in perfect harmony and balance.
Chief Executive Officer
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. Nick’s appointment as CEO of ForexTime in May 2018 confirmed his tireless dedication and leadership. As CEO, Nick is responsible for the effective management of the company’s operations and ensuring that it meets its strategic objectives.
What excites Nick most about the forex industry is its fast-paced, dynamic and competitive nature. Nick’s management style is best described by a quote 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 is passionate about 4x4 off-road driving.
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.
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.
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.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Philippos Mannaris graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science with a BSc (First Class Honours) in Actuarial Studies. He is a qualified actuary and a member of the Association of Actuaries of Cyprus and the UK. He joined Aon Hewitt in 2003 and as the Managing Director for Cyprus with additional responsibility for actuarial and investment consulting services for the Middle East. He is a partner of Aon's Global Retirement & Investment Practice, and works with institutional clients on the full range of actuarial and investment issues, including investment and funding strategies, manager selection and investment governance.
He is the lead advisor for a number of large local and multinational companies and institutional investors in Cyprus, Egypt and the Middle East and has total of 19 years of consulting experience.
He served as a Non-Executive Board member of the Central Bank of Cyprus from 2013 to 2018, where he also served as Board Chairman of the Investment Committee and as a member of the Board Audit Committee. He has been serving as a Non-Executive Board member of ForexTime Ltd since 2014.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Yiannis Misirlis is the founding Director of Imperio Group, one of the most reputable property groups in Cyprus. He pursued an ambition in property development from an early age and went about earning the qualifications that would help him to reach his goals. He completed three university degrees in London and Madrid, earning a BSc in Civil Engineering, an MSc in Information Technology from University College London (UCL) and an International MBA from IE Business School in Madrid.
Yiannis’ passion for real estate is evident through his regular contributions to real estate and business forums. He is a regular speaker at major forums such as the Economist Forum in London and the Israel Trilateral Summit. His opinions and assessments have been published in the Financial Times, the Hong Kong Times, Vedomosti Moscow, and Gulf News. He is a regular contributor to OPPLive (one of Europe’s largest property fairs), focusing on the Cyprus property market. As an entrepreneur, he is heavily involved with organisations such as the Land and Building Developers Association of Cyprus (LBDA), where he currently serves as Deputy Chairman of the Board. He also sits on the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CCCI), where he is the Chairman of the Real Estate committee.
In addition to being voted “Businessman of the Year” by Politis newspaper in 2010, Yiannis was recently named “Manager of the Year, 2017” by InBusiness Magazine.
Yiannis is married with two sons. He is an early riser, an all-year-round swimmer, and enjoys playing tennis in his free time. Keeping active is something which Yiannis believes is fundamental to maintaining robust business ideas and a creative mindset.