FOREX CLUB, a leading online broker, has announced that Vladimir Kozlov has been appointed CEO of FOREX CLUB's Group of Companies, effective immediately.
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Kozlov joins FOREX CLUB from Quadro Capital Partners [http://www.quadrocapital.com/en ], an independent private equity manager, where he was one of the founding Directors. The company acquired a minority stake [http://www.forexclub.biz/content/forex-club-group-sells-minority-equity-stake-quadro-capital-partners ] in FOREX CLUB in March 2012 in recognition and in support of growing FOREX CLUB's position in the Russian-speaking FX and CFDs trading sector.
His appointment will continue to strengthen FOREX CLUB's business model to become a full-scale trading and investment management intermediary for retail and B2B client segments in the emerging and developed markets.
Prior to joining Quadro Capital Partners, Vladimir Kozlov was Director, Private Equity, at Troika Capital Partners, part of Troika Dialog [http://www.troika.ru/eng/About/About_Troika/About_Us.wbp ], the leading Russian investment bank. Vladimir Kozlov also spent four years as Director in Corporate Strategy at Norilsk Nickel, a global mining company, overseeing new capital expenditure and global M&A strategy. He also worked for McKinsey & Company, the leading international management consultancy, for seven years, advising clients in consumer and industrial sectors on business development and operational effectiveness issues.
Vladimir Kozlov succeeds Rafael Carrascosa, who has relinquished his role as CEO and has been appointed as Advisor to the Board of Directors of FOREX CLUB.
Commenting on his appointment, Vladimir Kozlov said: "I am delighted to be joining FOREX CLUB, one of the leading financial services companies in Russia and CIS. Having already worked closely over the last two years with the management team of FOREX CLUB on the development and implementation of the corporate strategy, I am genuinely excited about the opportunities this role brings.
1. FOREX CLUB was rated one of the top ten global brokers by retail forex volume in Forex Magnates' Q4 2011 and Q1 2012 Industry Reports.
"As CEO I look forward to ensuring FOREX CLUB will continue to provide the highest standard of products and trading and investment instruments to our clients. I am confident our competitive portfolio of services will also continue to deliver real value to the Russian and CIS trading community, as well as to our growing number of international clients."
Pavel Teplukhin, Chairman of FOREX CLUB's Board of Directors, said: "On behalf of the Board, I would like to welcome Vladimir to the role of CEO of FOREX CLUB and to thank Rafael for his time as CEO and for the valuable contribution he has made to the business. Rafael has done an impressive job in consolidating and refocusing our business that now leaves FOREX CLUB well-placed for future growth, both in new B2B service offerings as well as our well-established and very popular retail portfolio of services.
"Vladimir has a substantial understanding of our business and a clear view of the development opportunities available to us in our competitive markets. Combined with his solid professional background and proven management skills, this knowledge will help him to execute the strategy of building FOREX CLUB into a leading brokerage and investment company and a trusted partner for retail and institutional clients in the Russia Federation and emerging markets."
About Vladimir Kozlov
Vladimir Kozlov was a Director at Quadro Capital Partners, an independent investment and private equity firm from 2009. He was previously Director, Private Equity, at Troika Capital Partners, part of Troika Dialog, the leading Russian investment bank.
Prior to this Vladimir spent four years as a Director in Corporate Strategy at Norilsk Nickel, a leading mining company and the world's largest producer of nickel and palladium. In that role, Vladimir oversaw a number of strategic projects in the company, including new capex and M&A growth strategy.
From 1997 to 2004 Vladimir worked as a Senior Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, a leading management consultancy, in Russia, Germany and Poland, where he specialized in advising clients on strategy and business development issues.
Vladimir graduated from the St. Petersburg University of Economics and Finance and holds a Master's Degree in Economics and Finance from Brandeis University, Massachusetts (USA).
About FOREX CLUB Group of Companies [http://www.forexclub.biz ]
FOREX CLUB Group of Companies was established in 1997 and is now one of the leading brokers of the global online trading and forex industry. FOREX CLUB provides hundreds of thousand clients from over 120 countries with efficient access to trading in financial markets, and offers professional educational services in online trading, along with regular financial analysis.
The FOREX CLUB Group of Companies includes: LLC FOREX CLUB (FSFM license #004857), FOREX CLUB INTERNATIONAL LIMITED, and the International Academy of Investments and Trading [http://www.traderacademy.ru ] (FSFM license #025928).
LLC FOREX CLUB is a founding member of SRO CRFIN [http://www.crfin.ru ], a self-regulating organisation established in order to develop an efficient model of the forex market regulation in Russia.
Source: FOREX CLUB