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 previously a 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


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 PWC 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 his role at Saxo Capital Markets and full-time employment in October 2015.

Mazhar Manzoor


Mazhar joined the brokerage arm of Global Kapital Group as a non-executive director and he is a member of the Audit & Compliance board committee. 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.

Previously, 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.


Kasım Garipoğlu


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


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

Board Member Alternative Finance BERK ATAK

Berk Atak joined the Alternative Finance division of Global Kapital Group as Chief Operating Officer. After leading product and operation teams of the group, he has taken the non-executive director role to oversee Group’s Alternative Finance product operations in different markets.

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

Board Member Alternative Finance ILYAS ULUOCAK

After joining Global Kapital Group and managing it's Finance division for two years, Ilyas Uluocak has taken a non-executive director role. He oversees Group's Finance departments in 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, and previously held CF1 Director and CF11 Money Laundering Reporting positions for the group’s consumer credit operations. As a non-executive director, he brings a wealth of financial and risk knowledge and experience to the Alternative Finance board, 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.