Saxo Bank appoints top executive
Dubai, July 22, 2009
Saxo Bank, the online trading and investment specialist, has appointed a senior executive officer (SEO) in its Dubai office.
Jakob Thomsen will be heading Saxo Bank A/S office, which has its offices in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).
Thomsen's new appointment comes into effect after previous SEO, Shailendra Robin Patel, who established the bank’s office in Dubai stepped down from his position.
“Jakob’s appointment as SEO is a valuable addition to our office in Dubai,” said Lars Seier Christensen, Co-CEO and co-founder, Saxo Bank.
“His previous experience in the Middle East market makes him the right candidate for the role. In addition, his knowledge of the bank’s customs and traditions makes him well-suited for this position,” he added.
Thomsen’s new role as SEO will include overseeing the day to day operations and furthermore have the responsibility of all Saxo Banks activities in the Middle East.
Jakob joined Saxo Bank in the year 2001 and has taken up different roles and positions, in which he has helped, trigger the bank’s growth in the region.
“Saxo Bank is a tremendous asset that has won international acclaim and awards. It is an honour as well as a challenge to elevate the bank to new levels of excellence in the Middle East region,” said Jakob Thomsen.
A graduate of Copenhagen Business School, Jakob Thomsen has a degree in economics and business administration.
“With the bank’s continuing high performance, we are constantly on the look out for employees that can add value to the bank, through vast experience in the market,” Christensen concluded. – TradeArabia News Service