GCEX appoints Katina Messinis as UAE Sales Director

GCEX appoints Katina Messinis as UAE Sales Director

GC Exchange FZE (GCEX), part of the GCEX Group, have appointed Katina Messinis (pictured) as Sales Director for the UAE region.

Katina Messinis joins GCEX from Exinity, Dubai, where she was VP of Global Sales, with a remit covering MENA, Africa, SEA and LATAM. Prior to that, Messinis was Head of Premier Account Management at Exness in Malaysia, leading the sales team for Ultra High Net Worth clients and strategic partners across the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Previous roles also include Acting Head of Institutional Sales, ZuluTrade and Head of Business Development, Asia at PwC Legal International in Singapore.

Based at GCEX’s office in Dubai, Katina’s role will focus on growing the firm’s client base of brokers, hedge funds, family offices and professional traders, offering clients across the region access to deep liquidity in digital assets and a range of proprietary technology solutions including XplorDigital, part of GCEX’s XplorTrader product suite.

Mehtap Önder, Managing Director, GCEX Dubai, said, “Katina joins GCEX at an exciting time for our business, having recently been granted an Operational Virtual Asset Service Provider (VASP) licence from Dubai’s Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA) We are delighted to welcome her to our team.

“Katina has a wealth of experience in driving organisational growth and has a proven track record of exceeding targets and cultivating strong relationships. With interest in digital assets at an all-time high, she is ideally placed to help us grow our institutional client base and achieve our ambitious growth plans in the region.”

Commenting on her appointment, Katina Messinis said, “GCEX is the leading digital prime brokerage in the industry. With a best-in-class platform, flexible offering and ongoing commitment to growth and development, it is a company that continuously upholds their core values in their day-to-day workplace culture. This is extremely important to me, and a key reason in my decision to come onboard. I am very excited to be part of the GCEX family.”

GCEX, which opened its Dubai office in July 2022, facilitates institutional access to digital assets through its XplorDigital which encompasses its  ‘Broker In A Box’ plug-and-play white-label solution. This comprehensive offering also includes back office, risk management, credit utilisation, analytics, reporting, account management and a sophisticated liquidity price engine which provides access to tier 1 and deep liquidity and connectivity to the biggest price makers. With a strong focus on client protection, GCEX has only partnered with regulated institutional digital custodians and staking providers and always segregates client funds.

GCEX Group empowers institutional clients with a broad range of Forex brokerage solutions, including fiat/crypto conversion as well as deep liquidity in digital assets. Furthermore, it offers digital assets as collateral among other innovative technology solutions.

Headquartered in London, GCEX has offices in Copenhagen, Glasgow, Zug Crypto Valley, Kuala Lumpur and Dubai. In addition to having been granted a Virtual Asset Service Provider License by the Dubai Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority,  GCEX is regulated by the UK’s FCA and the Danish FSA. True Global Ventures are investors in GCEX.