Dáire Ferguson CEO – Ava Group

Mr. Ferguson first joined Ava in 2008 as Director of Trading & Risk Management. Before joining Ava he was the European & Asian Senior Treasury Manager at Bristol Myers Squibb, one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies. Prior to that, he served as Head of Corporate Forex for large international specialist banking and asset management groups in London & Dublin. He holds degrees in Computers and Business from University College Dublin, Ireland and from Lindenwood University, Missouri, USA.

Roy Aaron VP Sales

Mr. Aaron heads AvaTrade's sales team as well as managing the company's global offices. Mr. Aaron brings more than 10 years of experience within the financial industry. Prior to joining Ava, he was a commodities trader specializing in metals trading with the London Metal Exchange. He holds a BA in Computer Science and Business.

Ian Webb VP Compliance

Mr. Webb has over 15 years’ compliance experience working in the financial services industry. Before joining AvaTrade he spent 10 years at Citco Bank Nederland N.V, serving as Head of Compliance and MLRO. He began his career with Deutsche Bank.

Mr. Webb is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS). He also holds diplomas in Compliance from The Irish Institute of Banking and Financial Regulation from the National College of Ireland.

Naeem Aslam Chief Market Analyst

Mr. Aslam heads AvaTrade’s market analysis department. He holds a Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA) licence along with Charted Market Technician (CMT). He has a wealth of trading experience working with top tier investment banks and hedge funds. Mr. Aslam is a past recipient of the National Award – Young Irish Broker, and regularly appears as a guest analyst in the financial news media.

Peadar O’Shea Non-Executive Director

Mr. O'Shea , a former Managing Director at Morgan Stanley in London is an entrepreneur and investor .He spent his professional career at the heart of the global capital markets, initially with the Central Bank of Ireland and culminating as Managing Director with Morgan Stanley’s London Office. He also served on Morgan Stanley’s Global Investment Strategy Group, writing regularly for the firms’ investment research publications. Mr. O’Shea currently serves as an advisory director for a leading hedge fund firm as well as holding a number of board and senior advisory positions.

Hiroshi Niwa CEO of AvaTrade Japan K.K.

Mr. Niwa joined Ava Group after serving for eight years as CEO of a margin forex and equity broker. He has in-depth and extensive knowledge of the financial industry from fixed income products to investment banking. After graduating from Kyoto University with a BA in economics, he spent a number of years at the Industrial Bank of Japan, Morgan Stanley and BNP Paribas