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Richard Olsen
Richard Olsen
Founder, CEO

Richard is a pioneer in high frequency finance with extensive entrepreneurial experience and well known for his academic work. He was a co-founder of OANDA, a currency information company and market maker in foreign exchange. Under Richard’s stewardship as CEO of OANDA the company was a shooting star that launched the first fully automated FX trading platform offering second-by-second interest rate payments and netted 37 Mio of profits in 2007. Already at OANDA, he conceived the first trading platform with second-by-second interest payments. He is visiting professor at the Centre for Computational Finance and Economic Agents at the University of Essex. His ambition is to transform financial markets into a seamless system without the inefficiencies that we today take for granted.

Contacts:

richard.olsen@lykke.com

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Reta Hall-Hierholzer
Reta Hall-Hierholzer
Chief of Staff

Reta is experienced international finance, decision support, and strategy professional with more than 20 years experience.

Experience obtained primarily in a complex, global setting focused on European and Emerging Markets.

Alfonso Rodriguez
Alfonso Rodriguez
Chief Product Officer

Alfonso is an expert in large scale digital consumer platforms and corporate turnarounds. He joins Lykke from Dein Deal where he was COO and prior to that he looked after the consumer product platforms for SwissCom and Bluewin. Alfonso is also a Kundalini Yoga teacher.

Cameron Fletcher
Cameron Fletcher
Chief Technology Officer

Cameron is a seasoned professional with a strong engineering background and extensive experience working in the financial sector across Europe, leading agile transformation in international environments.

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Sergey Ivliev
Sergey Ivliev
Products & Operations

Sergey’s dream is to make financial market better, faster and more inclusive. For 20 years being an industry professional, lecturer, author, events curator, member of editorial boards of academic journals and expert councils he contributes to promote best practices of financial markets and risk management. Executed and supervised 100+ large scale system implementation projects with total revenue exceeding 40 Mio. Regional Director at PRMIA Russia and associate professor at Perm State University.

Mihail Nikulin
Mihail Nikulin
Technology

Mihail is an architect and designer with 10 year experience in creating market solutions for financial institutions, including Anti-Money Laundering, Fraud Detection and Financial Markets Compliance solutions. Combines deep knowledge of financial architecture with Blockchain technology.

B2B

Niklaus Mettler
Niklaus Mettler

Niklaus makes financial markets more accessible, democratic, and open. He brings more than 30 years of professional experience in project management across different industries, including overseeing fundamental banking changes, leading and coaching high-performing teams, and training and mentoring leaders.
He is a citizen of Switzerland and the European Union, and he speaks German, English, French, and Italian.

Board members and advisers

Heinrich Zetlmayer
Heinrich Zetlmayer
Board of Directors

Heinrich Zetlmayer is engaged in a number of growth companies in FinTech, crowdtasking, and other digital domains, whether as a board member, in operations, or as an investor. He has served as Co-Managing Director of Turtle Entertainment, the largest eSports company globally; he was a member of IBM’s Executive Board in Switzerland and served as Vice President and Country Leader of IBM Global Business Services; and he was Global Head of Operations Management Practice for Arthur D. Little, where he improved revenue, cost, and capital efficiency for major corporations in the United States and Europe. He holds a Ph.D. in industrial engineering and speaks five languages.

Iulian Circo
Iulian Circo
Board of Directors

Iulian Circo is a human rights lawyer who thrives at the intersection of social impact, entrepreneurship, and technology. He has spent his entire professional life on the front lines of aid delivery, first as a relief professional pursuing aid operations in some of the world’s most challenging environments, and later as a development executive running large field operations for global nonprofits. He has led humanitarian missions in East Timor, Cambodia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo; set up operations for a UN agency in Somalia; and turned around country operations for a global public health charity in Swaziland and Mozambique. More recently, he co-founded Triggerise, a global social enterprise that rewards consumers for improving their communities. He is currently leading the development of Proof-of-Impact, a decentralized global platform for impact delivery.