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About 8 Securities

8 Securities is one of Asia's most innovative and fastest growing online brokerages. With offices in Tokyo and Hong Kong, 8 Securities has over 50,000 customers across the globe holding $1 billion USD is assets with us. Through a personalized Trading Portal, we give our customers access to over 15,000 global stocks and exchange traded funds, market information & research and a private investor community on a single dashboard. A totally transparent and real-time peer to peer exchange of ideas and trading on one screen. You can access your global account 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and on any device.

In addition to giving you a great investing experience, we offer some of Asia's lowest trading commissions. Your personal Trading Portal, stock quotes, market information, research and private investor community are always free. You only pay when you trade. Our pricing is always transparent and simple - that is our promise to you.

Finally and most important, we believe in INCREDIBLE customer care. We go above and beyond to deliver our customers trading & investing solutions that are fast and friendly. You can access our dedicated global team of Relationship Managers in person, on the telephone, through email and live chat or from your favourite social network. Traditional banks and brokers focus on the privileged few while we believe ALL of our customers deserve excellent service, innovative investing products and superior value.

Please take some time to browse our website. If you have any questions we are here to help you. We hope you will choose to join our global community of investors as we continue our vision of building the world's most innovative online investing service.

Mathias Helleu Executive Chairman of the Group

Mathias is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the holding company of 8 Securities. Prior to launching the company, Mathias was the Managing Director of E*TRADE's International business which spanned fourteen geographies across Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Mathias was responsible for leading E*TRADE International to profitability and establishing it as the fastest growing business within the company. Mathias was directly responsible for launching E*TRADE as one of the first online brokerages in Hong Kong ten years ago. Prior to joining E*TRADE, Mathias held leadership roles for TIR Securities and Bank Paribas Capital Markets.

Mikaal Abdulla CEO

Mikaal brings to his role of CEO extensive general management, strategy, marketing and operations experience gained at E*TRADE, a global online brokerage and S&P 500 company. Most recently, Mikaal held the role of Senior Vice President where he managed E*TRADE's Asia business. Mikaal has extensive international experience having launched and managed successful businesses and products for E*TRADE across Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, India and the United States. Prior to joining E*TRADE, Mikaal was a Senior Consultant with Deloitte in their Strategy & Operations practice in the United States. Mikaal holds a M.B.A from both Columbia University and the London Business School.

Syn Yee Ooi COO

Syn Yee has spent the last 8 years in the online brokerage industry, with 6 of those years at E*TRADE where she was an integral part of the international management team. Syn Yee subsequently built up and led E*TRADE Asia's product management effort. Having spent her entire career between London and Hong Kong, Syn Yee's multi-cultural experience brings valuable product, strategy and operational expertise to her role as COO of 8 Securities. Prior to E*TRADE, Syn Yee worked at Morgan Stanley Asia and a venture capital fund. Syn Yee holds a Bachelor's degree from University of Virginia (McIntire School of Commerce) and a M.B.A from London Business School.

Annie Lok CFO

Annie brings to her role of CFO extensive experience in financial, regulatory and management reporting gained at E*TRADE. Annie also has extensive experience having successfully launched and implemented a global accounting system, SOX implementation and management, cash flow and tax & financial planning across Asia-Pacific. Throughout her career, Annie demonstrated achievements in many projects, roles and responsibilities for different locations, such as Australia, UK, USA, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, India and Ireland. Annie holds a Bachelor Degree of Commerce from the University of NSW, Australia and a MBA from the University of South Australia. Annie is a CPA of Hong Kong and Australia

Cedric Roll CTO

As CTO of 8 Securities, Cedric brings 12 years of experience in building technical solutions for the financial industry. He has worked for online retail brokerages as well as institutional trading firms. He has provided technology on the trading floors in Europe before they went electronic. This is where he first witnessed in action the social nature of trading. He likes innovation with a goal of creating simple solutions to complex problems. Before joining 8 Securities, Cedric co-founded ORbyte Solutions, a software and consultancy company which specializes in cost effective and innovative trading products. Cedric also held senior management positions at City Index, E*TRADE, Zebank and Cargill.

Francis Otshudi Technology Director

Francis brings his depth of experience, technical skills and management capabilities to his current position of Technology Director at 8 Securities. Over the past 10 years, Francis was in charge of large development teams for financial organisations including Barclays Capital and City Index where, as Head Of Software Development, he managed the implementation of mission critical, high volume, low-latency systems (FX, CFD, Spread Trading). Most recently, Francis co-founded ORbyte Solutions, a software and consultancy company which specializes in cost effective and innovative trading products.


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