BROKERAGE BOARD

Marcus Scarlett

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD Brokerage MARCUS SCARLETT

Marcus Scarlett has worked across the full gamut of financial services in the City of London and abroad for almost 40 years. He joined GKFX as Non-Executive Chairman in 2018. He was also Non-Executive Director at FirstRateFX.

Prior to that Marcus held senior executive roles; as CFO at ETX Capital and Marex Spectron Group; for 14 years as COO of the London branch of the Swedish merchant bank SEB, and for a number of other banking institutions in the years following his qualification with Arthur Andersen. Marcus has a degree in Mathematics from Exeter College, Oxford.

Robert Woolfe

CEO and Board Member Brokerage ROBERT WOOLFE

Robert Woolfe is responsible for the day to day activities at GKFX across its London head-quarter as well as branches in Spain, Germany and Dubai. Prior to joining GKFX, Robert has had high level involvement with leading Retail FX and CFD businesses since 2005.

Having come from an IDB background beginning in 1986 with top brokerages across London, New York, Sydney and Luxembourg, Robert brings a tacit knowledge of an industry that has evolved through voice broking to the mass models of todays retail electronic trading environments. Robert has held CF1 Director and CF3 Chief Executive Officer positions at FCA regulated firms as well as Managing Director roles at CySEC regulated brokerages.

David Ledsham

BOARD MEMBER Brokerage DAVID LEDSHAM

David Ledsham joined GKFX in 2018 as non-executive director and member of Audit & Risk and Remuneration Committees. David started his career at Arthur Andersen in London as a Chartered Accountant and continued at Price Waterhouse Coopers as a management consultant. In the early 1990s, that he led the PWC team supporting the development of the EBS foreign exchange broking system which quickly became, and remains to this day, the principal interbank FX broker.

In 1994 David left PW and joined the new EBS organisation as its Group CFO, a position he held for the following 6 years. More recently David was the COO and a Board director at Saxo Capital Markets in London for 7 years. He retired from Saxo and full-time employment in October 2015.

Mazhar Manzoor

BOARD MEMBER Brokerage MAZHAR MANZOOR

Mazhar is currently the Compliance Director and MLRO of GKFX. He has spent the past 15 years as a compliance consultant to financial institutions in the UK, and has worked with a number of companies in the Retail and Institutional FX sectors.

Mahzar helped ACM Group become FCA authorised in 2006, and since then he has taken many CFD firms through the authorisation process including Tradetech Alpha, Tickmill, Delta Financial Markets, ICM Capital, Finotec Trading, Electronic and Voice Foreign Exchange (EVFX). He is a Chartered Accountant from KPMG and has operated at Head of Compliance and MLRO level in FX/CFD firms as well as Banks, Lenders, Insurance firms and investment managers.

ALTERNATIVE FINANCE BOARD

Kasım Garipoğlu

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD Alternative Finance KASIM GARIPOGLU

After founding and operationally managing the brokerage arm of the group, Mr. Kasim Garipoglu has now taken the role of Chairman and Board Member for the Alternative Finance domain. An experienced entrepreneur skilled investor, he has served in various different roles within the group and previously built successful international fintech businesses from ground-up.

Although Mr. Garipoglu has mainly worked in an entrepreneur CEO role throughout his professional career within the group, he is also an experienced investor who has acquired and expanded a portfolio of external fin-tech companies.

Ozan Eryavuz

CEO AND BOARD MEMBER Alternative Finance OZAN ERYAVUZ

Ozan Eryavuz is the CEO of the Alternative Finance division of Global Kapital Group since 2015. He built two main fintech firms: the short-term loan provider myKredit, and e-money & payments solution gkPay. He currently manages alternative finance operations across several countries including UK, Spain and Australia. Ozan holds a CF1 Director position at FCA for the Group’s consumer credit business.

Prior to his role within Global Kapital Group, Ozan was the Head of Financial Services for a global management consultant firm, specialising in digitalisation and improving operational efficiency in financial services. He gained his expertise internationally and has completed over 20 retail bank strategy and implementation projects in the EMEA region to transform and digitalise them for better customer outcomes.

Berk Atak

COO and Board Member Alternative Finance BERK ATAK

Berk Atak joined the Alternative Finance division of Global Kapital Group in 2015 as Chief Operating Officer. He led product and operation teams of the group in designing, implementing and managing mykredit (short-term loan) and gkPay (e-wallet) products. He is currently responsible for leading the operations of the Group’s Alternative Finance products.

Prior to joining Global Kapital Group, Berk was the Payments System Lead for a global management consulting firm and helped improve card operations for several retail banks and payment institutions. In his previous role as the head of Card Operations, Berk had the opportunity of setting up the card and payment operations from ground up for an international subsidiary of a well-known European banking group.

Ilyas Uluocak

Finance Director and Board Member Alternative Finance ILYAS ULUOCAK

Ilyas Uluocak is the Finance Director of the Alternative Finance division of Global Kapital Group since 2015. His responsibilities include managing relationship with financial institutions, internal and external auditors, as well as identifying, monitoring and mitigating financial & operational risks within the group.

Ilyas is an FCA approved person, holding CF1 Director and CF11 Money Laundering Reporting positions for the group’s consumer credit operations. He brings a wealth of financial and risk knowledge and experience to the Alternative Finance division, having previously worked in finance, audit and reporting roles for similar fintech start-ups. He holds two bachelor’s degrees; BSc in Financial Mathematics and BA in Business-Economics.