Mr. Andrey Dashin, Shareholder

Andrey Dashin


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

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.

Nicholas Defteras

Nicholas Defteras

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.

Valeriya Kolesnik

Charis Mountis

Executive Director

Charis became Executive Director after more than a decade in senior dealing positions at leading FX brokers, including eToro and here at FXTM. Academically, he holds a degree in Computing and a Master’s in Investment and Finance from Birmingham City University.

Charis works here alongside his role as Chief Dealer at FXTM. While overseeing the group’s risk management strategy, he leads the delivery of unrivalled pricing and trade execution for clients. He’s also responsible for the development of innovative new markets and tradeable products to support the group’s long-term ambitions.

Outside of FXTM, Charis is married with two kids.

Non - Executive Directors

Philippos Mannaris

Philippos Mannaris

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.

Yiannis Misirlis

Yiannis Misirlis

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.

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