Our leadership team has a wealth of experience in banking, trading and financial technology.
Born in Kazan, Tatarstan, in 1975 Andrey Dashin studied Finance at Kazan Federal University before starting his career as an accountant. With the Russian currency crisis of 1998, the forex market took off and seeing the opportunity he co-founded Alpari which became one of the principal forex brokers in Russia in a short time. In 2011 he founded ForexTime (FXTM), a forex broker targeting emerging markets, and these two brands now serve over three million customers in 26 countries. Andrey believes after Heraclitus that ‘change is the only constant’, which leads to his third business endeavour - Exinity. Launched in 2020, Exinity is the ‘next stage’ with a mission to bring financial opportunity to a new generation of global customers. Andrey is married with a son and two daughters.
Co-founder and Group CEO
Olga graduated from Kazan State University with an honours degree in Financial Management and a PhD in Economics before joining Alpari at its founding in 1998. Excited by the potential of fintech she helped drive that company’s dramatic growth over the next ten years, before going on to co-found FXTM in 2012.
As CEO then Managing Partner of FXTM she led the company’s rapid expansion across 4 continents, building a second global leader in online trading. Now Group CEO of Exinity Olga actively leads the organisation in its pursuit of its ambition to help a new generation become confident empowered investors.
Olga’s life mission is to inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become the best versions of themselves. She is married and has one daughter. Olga is passionate about reading and travelling.
Chief Administrative Officer
Nick is an Economics graduate from University College London and a Fellow Chartered Accountant of the ICAEW. He trained at top accounting firms in London and has held senior finance and management roles in global investment banks worldwide. Attracted by the dynamism of the forex market, in 2014 Nick joined FXTM as Chief Operating Officer. In his current role Nick is responsible for developing and overseeing the Group’s global regulatory portfolio. Nick describes his management style quoting John. C. Maxwell: “A leader is someone who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way”. He is married with a son and a daughter.
Chief Technology Officer
A graduate in Physics from Kazan Federal University, Sergey joined Alpari in 1999, where his passion and knowledge of IT made him a key player as the company embraced the new online and trading technologies to the full. Sergey became CTO of Alpari and FXTM, a position continues to hold at Exinity. Sergey is inspired by people who, like him, challenge and explore the limits of his field, believing that “anything is possible, as long as you have a good team.” Sergey is married with two children.
Chief Customer Relations Officer
A graduate in Communications Arts of the Lebanese American University, Lulwa combines communications skills with a CMA in finance and accounting as well as an Advanced Cysec certificate for Investment Services. After a spell as program organiser and presenter in Beirut, she returned to her native Cyprus to take up a customer service role at Reuters MEA, before moving into senior sales and customer service roles in a regional exporting company. This expertise in both systems and people (plus three languages) led her to FXTM in 2013, where she became Head of Customer Service three short years later. Newly appointed Chief Customer Relations Officer at Exinity, Lulwa is responsible for establishing and maintaining our rapidly growing global client base. Married with one son, Lulwa consistently strives to apply the motto 'Leaders don't create followers, they create leaders'.
Chief Operating Officer
Valeriya is a graduate from Kazan Federal University (Russia), and holds an MBA from the Cyprus International Institute of Management and CySEC certificate for Investment services. She began her career at one of the regional leading banks in Russia, before joining Alpari in 2011. Now as COO of Exinity, Valeriya leads the group’s payments business ACRU as well as overseeing the global legal and compliance functions. Married with two sons, Valeriya is a strong believer in applying the value of learned experience in corporate life.
Chief Financial Officer
After graduating in Accounting, Finance and Economics from the University of Kent, UK, in 2006 George joined PwC in London before joining FXTM in 2013, moving up the corporate ladder to become CFO in 2016. George is responsible for the company’s financial performance, a mission he describes as “start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible, and suddenly you will be doing the impossible”. George is married with a son and applies his risk management skills to a passion for rock climbing.
Charis holds a BSC in Computing and MSC in Investment and Finance from Birmingham City University. Charis began his career in the brokerage industry more than a decade ago, and worked with several brokers including eToro as Senior Dealer. He joined FXTM in 2012 as Head of Dealing and was promoted as Chief Dealer in 2019. He will be resuming the role of Chief Dealer in Exinity, and will be responsible for risk management strategy, offering competitive pricing for clients and institutional clients, introducing new structures and products based on customer and regulatory requirements. Charis is married with a son and a daughter.
Chief Information Security Officer
With over a decade of experience in the Information Security sector, Matvey is a graduate from Maritime State University specialised in Automated Data Processing and Management. Matvey took the role in Alpari as Head of Information Security department in 2006, and was promoted to Chief Technology Officer in 2017. A firm believer of ‘Life requires movement’, Matvey takes on the role as Chief Information Security Officer at Exinity, where he will be responsible for all security operations of the company, preventing and managing cyber risks, data fraud, as well as ensuring all IT and network infrastructure are designed with the best security practices in mind.
Chief Commercial Officer
Lex started out in retail trading over 20 years ago and has always believed in putting retail clients in the driving seat of their financial futures. His career has seen him hold senior commercial roles across brokers like ETRADE, Charles Schwab, GAIN Capital and City Index.
Lex is a firm believer that success in financial services is all about understanding people as well making a difference to the world. He is responsible for driving the growth and development of the Exinity brand, as well as maximising its commercial opportunities worldwide.