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OANDA, one of the largest forex brokers, has named veteran industry executive  Daniel Skowronski as the managing director for Europe.  The company sees strong growth potential for the region.

OANDA recently launched  an Online Marketplace for forex traders. For more about the appointment, here is the official press release:

LONDON – May 13, 2014 – OANDA, a global provider of innovative foreign exchange trading services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Skowronski as the company’s Managing Director in London. Most recently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Alpari UK, Skowronski will lead strategy for OANDA Europe.

Skowronski brings more than 20 years of financial services experience to OANDA, having served in strategic roles in commercial banking, institutional and retail forex, and as a trader. During that time, he worked in many of the world’s top financial centers including New York City, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Frankfurt and London.

“There is strong growth potential for retail and institutional FX across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and with Daniel’s experience and vision, he will lead OANDA’s offerings in those markets,” said Ed Eger, President and CEO, OANDA Corporation. “With our company’s unique, technology- and customer-centric brand, OANDA is poised to deliver the best platform in the industry.”

Skowronski joins OANDA from Alpari, where he spent the last four years helping to transform the business and culture of the FX broker while serving in senior roles in both the U.K. and U.S. Leading its business strategy, he played a key role in developing Alpari as a global brand.

“I’ve always been impressed by the quality of OANDA’s overall heritage and brand; I firmly believe that OANDA’s proprietary fxTrade and fxTrade Mobile platforms are the best choice for every trader,” Skowronski said. “I’m excited for the opportunity to lead OANDA’s growth in EMEA and to continue driving FX industry excellence with our award-winning technologies.”