Nigel Holmes Equiti Group

Former Societe Generale Executive Joins Equiti Group

3 Oct 2017

Equiti Group, the parent company of prime brokerage provider Divisa Capital and retail arm Equiti Global Markets (Equiti.com) has appointed Nigel Holmes as Global Head of Human Resources.

Nigel has an extensive 30 year international career in the financial services sector having worked in the major financial regions of Europe, Asia Pacific, the Americas and the Middle East, including London, New York, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi and Paris. He has worked in developed and emerging countries as well across multiple financial services sectors, which in addition to Corporate & Investment banking, also includes retail, brokerage.

Nigel joined Equiti Group from Kuwait International Bank where he headed a full-service HR function.

Having covered the Middle East for a number of years at the Regional Human Resources Director level, based in London and Paris, Nigel moved permanently to the Middle East in 2014 to take up the role of Global Head of Human Resources for ADS Securities in Abu Dhabi. Prior to relocating to the Middle East he spent 24 years with Societe Generale, a French multinational banking and financial services company.

Nigel has extensive experience building talented teams as well as heading and leading transformational and operational human resource change projects.

Since raising $100 million earlier this year, the company has been on a hiring spree including bringing on board Sammy Christou from LCG as Head of Trading, Khaldoun Sharaiha from ADS as Co-Head of Retail Sales, Hormoz Faryar as Global Head of Institutional Sales, and Tony Philip as CMO. Divisa also finalized plans to launch its own Retail FX brand, Equiti.com.

Equiti Group CEO, Iskandar Najjar said:

Equiti Group is delighted to attract the high calibre and experience of a global head of HR that Nigel brings. Having worked in numerous countries and markets across all specialist areas of HR, Nigel brings a truly global and commercial perspective to the role and will play an integral part of both Divisa Capital and Equiti Group’s restructuring efforts and global growth strategy.

We strive to employ the best and most experienced talent to provide an exceptional level of excellence to our clients, our traders, the companies within the Equiti Group and the industry.

Ensuring that we continue to attract, retain and develop the very best talent in the industry is fundamental to the successful execution of our visionary plans.

Nigel Holmes commented:

I have great respect for the Equiti Group’s commitment to its people and to invest in the best talent to achieve its growth plans. I have been impressed with the company’s high performing culture, its values and its level of integrity.

It is a great privilege to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of a business where people are inspired to be innovative and are focused on delivery excellence.

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