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Letter to the Shareholders of Gambier Gold Corp. (“the Company”)



The Future of your Investment will be Determined by the Outcome of this Vote

Frastanz, Austria–(Newsfile Corp. – May 12, 2022) – Dear Fellow Shareholders of Gambier Gold Corp. (TSXV: GGAU) (the “Company”), Dear Fellow Gambier Shareholders,

Shareholders have not been told the full story and as you read further, you will find that in order for Gambier Gold Corp. (“Gambier” or the “Corporation“) to succeed, change is required. We, FruchtExpress Grabher GmbH & Co KG, significant shareholders of Gambier, have a passion for the Corporation to succeed, have the best interests of Shareholders in mind and want management of Gambier to deliver results. As significant shareholders, we hold approximately 8,750,000 common shares representing approximately 18.926% of Gambier’s issued and outstanding shares. Our interests are aligned with yours and we are motivated to maximize value for all.

The President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael Schuss, along with Chief Financial Officer, Geoff Balderson, have breached their fiduciary duties of loyalty and care which are owed by each director and officer to the Corporation and its shareholders under corporate law. Such behavior CANNOT continue and CANNOT remain hidden.

Key Highlights

In favour the of new Board of Directors and Management:

  • We continue to actively engage with shareholders, key stakeholders and potential shareholders. Increasing shareholder support base to around 50%.
  • Strengthening the team with the addition of two independent technical advisors, Bernie Kreft [Owner of a private prospect generator company and advisor of Kestrel Gold] and Robert Cameron [President & CEO at Commander Resources].
  • Strengthening the team with the addition of a CFO, Mark T. Brown [Executive Chairman at Alianza Minerals Ltd and President of Pacific Opportunity Capital Ltd].
  • We are in discussions with third parties about the addition of new projects to replace the loss of the Wicheeda property.
  • Since our last News Release, we have continued to try and work with the existing Board, who continue to fail to address questions and concerns.

Reason for concern about current Board of Directors and Management:

  • Failure to comply with British Columbia securities laws and regulations.
  • Extremely poor communication with shareholders, including out of date website and presentation.
  • Lack of accountability, blaming former geologists and directors on exploration results.
  • The lack of News Release regarding the disposal of Wicheeda. We recognize this was mentioned on the MD&A; however, we believe it should have had a separate News Release.
  • Geoff Balderson, current CFO of Gambier is involved in approximately twenty-five other publicly traded companies, has had multiple active ‘Cease Trade Orders’ against him for the failure to file financial statements.

Mr. Daniel Rodriguez, proposed Chief Executive Officer, commented, “I am grateful for this opportunity to be a part of the future of Gambier Gold. The company holds amazing exploration properties that warrant thorough attention. The shareholders of Gambier Gold, myself included, deserve the opportunity to have these properties explored. The current management has lacked transparency and accountability, blaming others for its failures, this I will not do. I am pleased to announce the addition of our proposed CFO, Mark Brown and technical advisors Bernie Kreft and Robert Cameron. This gives me confidence that we are moving in the right direction with strong support from the addition of more industry experts. To all shareholders of Gambier Gold please remember to vote the GREEN proxy in support of the future of Gambier.

Unfortunately, the self interested and oppressive actions of the existing members of the Board of Directors of Gambier, have given us no other option but to stand up for the rights of Gambier shareholders and to propose the election of a new board of directors (the “Shareholder Nominees“) at the June 1, 2022 annual general meeting of shareholders of Gambier (the “Meeting“). We care deeply about seeing Gambier transitioned back into a properly functioning and transparently operated company with a board of directors that will act in the best interests of shareholders. You now have a choice and the opportunity to determine the next path forward for your investment in Gambier.

Once you read the information we are providing you and understand the full facts, we believe you will agree that the election of the Shareholder Nominees as directors will provide Gambier with the right Board of Directors to move Gambier forward without conflicting agendas.

Background and Reasons: Questionable and Damaging Behaviour of Incumbent Directors

Over the past several years, disclosure by the Corporation has been limited and we have fought behind the scenes for transparency and good corporate governance of Gambier. We stood up against self interested actions taken by Michael Schuss, Tor Bruland, Casey Forward and Geoff Balderson (the “Incumbent Directors“). We have, over the last year, contacted the Incumbent Directors and Officers of the Corporation on several occasions to express our concerns over how poorly Gambier was being managed. We are major shareholders and the Incumbent Directors have consistently failed to address our concerns. We asked for a change of the board of directors and, again, the Incumbent Directors and management declined to accommodate our request. As a result, we requisitioned a meeting of shareholders to change the board of directors on March 21, 2022 (which the Corporation has failed to disclose in breach of securities laws). The Corporation has now set an annual general meeting for June 1, 2022.

Gambier has built up an enviable portfolio of exploration projects. However, all of this is being threatened by the actions of the Incumbent Directors and the management team that they have appointed. It is important that you be made aware of the following serious concerns before you cast your vote:

Lack of Public Disclosure and Corporate Governance 


In our view current management of Gambier, have not properly managed the business and affairs of Gambier, and in our view the Incumbent Directors have failed to discharge their fiduciary duties or to properly manage or supervise the management of the business and affairs of Gambier. In particular:

  • There has been incredibly poor communication and even non-existent communication with Shareholders over the last year. For example, there were no news releases issued between May 10, 2021 and February 18, 2022. This lack of communication is further detailed below.
  • The Incumbent Directors failed to cause the Corporation to carry out a Winter Drill Program as was discussed in their News Releases. Further, Michael Schuss, Director, President and CEO, provided no operational update in the second half of 2021, despite our requests. The March 31, 2022 News Release was poorly drafted and did not evidence a sound exploration program. They tried to blame others for their failures.
  • There are a series of gaps in disclosure. The latest unaudited financial statements for the period ending December 31, 2021 do not set out the changes to the board of directors and there is no disclosure of an advisory board. We understand that Messrs. Michael Burns and Rafael Vaudrin resigned in February, 2022, which was stated in a News Release.
  • Michael Schuss spent an excessive amount of his time on Twitter rather than running the business of the Corporation. For example during the period April 11, 2022 to May 5, 2022, over 150 Twitter tweets/replies/retweets were released.
  • In our view, this lack of proper governance and disclosure by the Incumbent Directors has depressed the share price and placed the Detour West Property, the Corporation’s main asset, at risk.
  • In addition, there has been an increase in the salary of the CEO (Michael Schuss) without any regard to the lack of performance. Mr. Schuss’ total annual compensation to March 31, 2021 is disclosed as $56,500. In the management discussion and analysis for the nine months ended December 31, 2021 his total compensation is set out as $105,000 which, extrapolated over 12 months, would be $140,000, an annualized increase of 148%.
  • The business of the Corporation has deteriorated and is in need of significant cash injection. The Corporation will need to raise capital for future exploration and the confidence of the existing shareholder base as well as that of potential investors has been lost.
  • Both Mr. Michael Schuss and Mr. Geoff Balderson provided their agreement, in writing, to resign or not stand for re-election and then refused to follow through with this. Mr. Bruland and Mr. Forward were just appointed February 18, 2022 and appear to have no vested interest in the Corporation and hold no shares. The Vendors and Royalty holders of the Detour West Property, have also expressed their dissatisfaction with the current management.

No Response to our Concerns Who Stood Up for the Rights of Shareholders

  • We have tried on multiple occasions to improve the public disclosure with the Incumbent Directors, and had no response.
  • Instead of accepting their accountability and addressing our concerns regarding poor communication and questionable corporate governance practices, the Incumbent Directors have consistently failed to address our concerns.
  • We asked for a change of the board of directors and, again, they declined. Mr. Michael Burns and Mr. Rafael Vaudrin resigned in February, 2022 due to their concerns over management. We requisitioned a meeting of shareholders to change the board of directors on March 21, 2022 (which the Corporation failed to disclose), and the Corporation has now set an annual general meeting for June 1, 2022.

In accordance with the advance notice policy for the nomination of directors (the “Advance Notice Policy“) in Article 10.11 of the Articles of Gambier, on April 11, 2022, we delivered an advance notice for nomination of directors (the “Nominating Shareholder Notice“) for the nomination of the Shareholder Nominees for election to the board of directors to be included in the annual general meeting materials for the Meeting, as well as written Consents to Act of each of the five (5) Shareholder Nominees and the required information with respect to each of the five (5) Shareholder Nominees to be included in the annual general meeting materials. They declined to issue a news release disclosing this and refused to list the Shareholder Nominees in the proxy of management of the Corporation (a “Management Proxy“) in an attempt to undermine shareholder choice.

Corporate Governance Concerns

  • Incumbent Directors breached British Columbia securities laws and regulations.
  • Incumbent Directors rejected our requests for information and open corporate governance.
  • Incumbent Directors opposed our request to appoint a new Board, even though agreeing, in writing, they would.
  • Incumbent Directors did not disclose that Geoff Balderson, the CFO has, according to the British Columbia Securities Commission, had seven cease trade orders issued in the last 10 years and which were in effect for more than 30 consecutive days (Lords & Company Worldwide Holdings Inc., Lida Resources Inc., New Wave Holdings Corp., Vinergy Capital Inc., Core One Labs Inc. (twice), and Argentum Silver Corp). Two of the cease trade orders are still in effect. One Cease Trade Order was issued May 3, 2022 after the April 25, 2022 Management circular date. We point this out to show a pattern of behaviour that undermines the Corporation.
  • Mr. Geoff Balderson is a director and/or officer of approximately 25 reporting companies, which does not leave the time for him to govern Gambier.
  • The Corporation failed to file its executive compensation disclosure on a stand alone basis no later than 180 days after the end of its most recently completed financial year, as is required under National Instrument 51-102 – Continuous Disclosure Obligations (“NI 51-102“).
  • Failed to issue a news release on the sale of the Wicheeda property.

Impeding the Rights of Shareholders to a Fair and Transparent Process

  • In our opinion, Incumbent Directors purposely delayed the announcement of the Meeting to impede timely director nominations under the Corporation’s advance notice policy for the election of directors (the “Advance Notice Policy“).
  • The submission of the Nominating Shareholder Notice for the proposed Shareholder Nominees was not disclosed, nor included in the Management Proxy, impeding the fundamental right of shareholders to nominate directors to the board.
  • A special committee of the Incumbent Directors has not been formed to make decisions on all matters related to the contested Meeting. The special committee’s mandate would be to act independently and in the best interests of shareholders, among other responsibilities.

Gambier’s shareholders have a reasonable expectation that its directors will conduct the corporate governance of Gambier in a fair and transparent manner. By wrongfully dismissing our concerns, the Incumbent Directors have put their own self-interests ahead of Gambier’s. Further, by not acknowledging the Nominating Shareholder Notice, the Incumbent Directors have attempted to undermine shareholder democracy.

An Ethical and Experienced Board Who Will Act In the Best Interests of Shareholders

With the following five (5) Shareholder Nominees, we hope to usher in renewal and change for the better. The Shareholder Nominees possess a collection of diverse experience with the relevant skills to place Gambier on a path to succeed. Importantly, the Shareholder Nominees have demonstrated a commitment to focusing on the best interests of shareholders across multiple organizations. They also have the shareholder mindset necessary to ensure that shareholder value is maximized.

Highlights of the highly skilled and experienced Shareholder Nominees:

Daniel Rodriguez. Mr. Rodriguez is currently head of Corporate Development with Warrior Gold Inc. with over 14 years of capital markets and financial service experience. Previously, he was an Investment Advisor with a focus on the junior mining sector and managed a retail branch bank for a top-tier Canadian bank.

Sven Gollan. Mr. Gollan is currently a director of Sego Resources Inc., Alianza Minerals Ltd. and Teako Gold Corp. He spent 16 years as an Investment/Private Banker in Germany and Austria and was active in the education and training of securities advisors and investment bankers. He recently also works with FruchtExpress Grabher GmbH & Co KG.

Owen Garfield. Mr. Garfield is a Chartered Mineral Surveyor based in the United Kingdom who worked for the Valuation Office Agency as a specialist mineral valuer for over 10 years. Mr. Garfield is currently the Managing Director and owner of a successful Surveying company in the United Kingdom, advising multi-national clients on major infrastructure projects.

Rafael Vaudrin. Mr. Vaudrin is a Professional Geologist, and former Director of Gambier. He is a Senior Project Geologist and has great expertise in field planning, data analysis, and drilling initiatives. Mr. Vaudrin will also provide the historical knowledge of the Corporation.

Sebastien Ah Fat. Mr. Ah Fat is a Professional Geologist with over a decade of experience in the mining and energy sectors. He is the Vice President of Exploration at Pacific Bay Minerals Ltd., a precious- metal-focused mining company, and the co-founder and Vice President of Exploration at Glacier Resources Corp., a lithium exploration company.

Detailed backgrounds for each Shareholder Nominee can be found in the Concerned Shareholder’s Proxy Circular.

The Shareholder Nominees represent:

  • A slate of directors with diverse and relevant skills and experience, who have a history of value creation and a commitment to focusing on the best interests of shareholders across multiple organizations.

  • A highly experienced slate of directors who are focused on good governance, transparency and providing management with expert oversight.

  • A group that has a strong alignment with Gambier’s shareholders. The Shareholder Nominees, along with FruchtExpress Grabher GmbH & Co KG, hold a significant number of shares of the Corporation (collectively holding approximately 19.834% of the issued and outstanding common shares), meaning our interests are aligned with yours. (Incumbent Directors hold just approximately 3.79% of the issued and outstanding common shares of the Corporation).

The Path Forward

Many of you have noted that Gambier has some of the best and largest landholdings and cover the northwestern part of the Abitibi Greenstone Belt within the Superior Province in Ontario. You have also lamented the fact that Gambier’s share price should be higher and we have shared your concerns and frustrations.

Key Highlights

To this end, the Shareholder Nominees expect to take the following steps

  • Maintain the highest standards of accountability and transparency, through regular communication with shareholders.
  • Continue to build the team by bringing in more experts in the field including: Mark T. Brown, Robert Cameron and Bernie Kreft. Details of their experience are set out on pages 14 and 15 of the Concerned Shareholder’s Proxy Circular.
  • Raise adequate funding to further proceed with the exploration and development of the assets mainly Detour West and Hemlo properties, including whatever actions the strategic review determines for the Detour West and Hemlo properties.
  • Carry out an internal audit on both the finances and the assets of the Corporation.
  • We are also reviewing a number of joint venture opportunities for the non-core projects. Additionally, we are reviewing with our technical team to prioritize and advance the main assets this upcoming field season. We hope to have the opportunity to continue with these positive initiatives.

Even after all the conflicts mentioned above, we still believe that we can take this opportunity to make Gambier all it can be. We are truly humbled to have such highly skilled and respected individuals in the industry join us on the proposed new board slate and the countless shareholders who support us in this effort to help take back your corporation.

Please allow us the opportunity along with a committed and experienced board to re-build the Gambier team that respects and acts in the best interests of its shareholders.

Vote Your Shares Today

You may soon read many false attacks leveled against us to deflect from the real issues that remain at the board level. I hope that as you read this letter and the Concerned Shareholder’s Proxy Circular, you will be able to see beyond these attacks and recognize the truth that we have continued and will continue to work for you.

We have had the pleasure of speaking with many of you. Your support has been greatly appreciated, especially during these challenging times and we welcome you to continue to reach us if you have any questions or concerns. We would be pleased to hear from you and may be contacted by phone or email as provided below.

Vote only the GREEN voting form for a positive future that keeps you and your Corporation in mind. You deserve better and no longer should you come last. Vote for the committed Shareholder Nominees and ensure that your investment is protected.

Sincerely Yours,


Per: “Felix Grabher”
Felix Grabher, Executive Director


Per: “Daniel Rodriguez”
Daniel Rodriguez, Proposed Chief Executive Officer

If you have any questions or require any assistance in executing your Green proxy or voting instruction form, please contact:

Daniel Rodriguez 
Telephone: 604-353-4080
Email: [email protected]

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MapMetrics expands to peaq from Solana following addition of Solana compatibility to peaq’s Multi-Chain Machine IDs




peaq, the blockchain for real-world applications, announces the expansion of its ecosystem and product offering. MapMetrics, a Web3 drive-to-earn navigation app, will leverage peaq as part of its decentralized physical infrastructure network (DePIN) powering a Google Maps-style service. The development comes as peaq adds Solana compatibility to its Multi-Chain Machine IDs.

A Solana-originating project, MapMetrics will leverage the now Solana-compatible peaq IDs to build functions of the MapMetrics DePIN on peaq. These will include assigning peaq IDs to the navigator devices on its DePIN, using these IDs to authenticate the data collected by these devices, and a community voting mechanism.

Free navigation apps have become trusty companions for countless people around the world, with Google Maps alone boasting over a billion users. But despite a lack of an upfront cost, they come with a price of their own. When something is free, you are the product; when navigation is free, your personal data is being monetized. From leveraging the user’s position data for valuable insights on specific locations to serving them targeted location-based ads, the companies behind such apps profit from our sensitive data, sometimes without giving much thought to its privacy and protection. And in the case of massive companies like Google, they combine this data with the data sourced from all other Google-related data points to create digital models of ourselves, able to predict our behavior than ourselves.

MapMetrics is changing the equation by putting navigation on Web3 rails. It uses location trackers that enable users to share their anonymized data with the network, earning cryptocurrency and NFTs as rewards. While featuring its own ad engine, it makes sure that no private user data is exposed to the advertisers and shares the ad revenue with the community. It boasts 3,500 devices in the network and 5,000 users across 73 countries.

As part of its integration with peaq, MapMetrics will use peaq’s Multi-Chain IDs to enable devices to connect with the peaq network. It will build and deploy some of the core functions powering its navigation DePIN on peaq, using peaq IDs to authenticate and sign the anonymized data that the devices collect. It will also tap peaq to build a community voting pallet — a building block that other projects will be able to use as well — which will enable the community to contribute to its Google Maps-style navigation service by adding the locations of speed cameras and other objects and validating it with votes.

This comes as peaq expands the compatibility of its peaq IDs to include Solana. Enabling this is an address map running as part of the peaq storage pallet, pallets being modules for building blockchains in the framework that peaq runs on. This map works like an address book, linking addresses of different standards used on various networks and thus enabling cross-chain communication and information exchanges.

For example, with this integration, a solar panel with an ID on Solana will be able to connect to an energy marketplace on peaq. The previous updates made peaq IDs compatible with Binance’s BNB Chain, Ethereum Virtual Machine, and Cosmos. peaq’s steps toward its Multi-Chain vision have already eased the transition for projects coming from Algorand and Polygon, and will now unlock new opportunities for MapMetrics and other projects in the Solana ecosystem.

The peaq ID compatibility expansion enables teams originating on Solana to expand and leverage peaq’s DePIN functions without friction or fragmentation. With peaq Multi-Chain IDs, Solana-originated projects can easily tap peaq for some of their crucial functions.

“With its DePIN-focused functions and economics, peaq is the perfect home for DePINs,” says Brent van der Heiden, CEO of MapMetrics. “We are excited to be joining this bustling ecosystem, and the newfound compatibility between peaq IDs and Solana addresses is making this process significantly more convenient.”

“We believe in an open, Multi-Chain Web3 with seamless communication and value exchange between a plethora of protocols,” says Till Wendler, co-founder of peaq. “By making peaq IDs compatible with Solana, we take another step toward bringing this vision to life — and it’s invigorating to see excellent projects such as MapMetrics use this technology to solve real business problems with the DePIN model.”

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Spool hones in on bringing institutions into DeFi by launching its expansive V2 upgrade




Spool DAO, or Spool, the platform allowing institutions and users to build customizable risk-managed DeFi products, launches its V2 upgrade. Spool’s new platform expands its original DeFi infrastructure and tools, with heightened decentralized access and new capabilities. Institutions of all sizes can now leverage its slate of new features and interface updates to build, manage, and explore DeFi products with unparalleled flexibility, risk reduction, and security.

Despite crypto’s whirlwind year, DeFi’s blue-chip protocols managed to largely withstand the industry-wide chaos. But that doesn’t mean the DeFi landscape hasn’t changed at all. Looming regulatory steps, such as the new bipartisan bill entering the U.S. Senate, aim to monitor DeFi apps similarly to banks, setting the stage to accommodate increasing interest from legacy financial institutions. Banks and institutions clearly see potential in crypto and DeFi’s financial possibilities, but they lack the proper tools to enter it easily, compliantly, and on their terms.

To meet this institutional need, Spool now provides a completely rebuilt platform for risk-managed and automated DeFi yield. Created from the ground up to be faster, more efficient, more composable, and easier to use than its predecessor, V2 represents a leap for Spool and institutions expanding their DeFi presence. The upgrade expands upon Spool’s core offering and introduces several key features to maximize the effectiveness of institutional DeFi investment. These features and enhancements include:

    • Multi-Asset Smart Vaults: Institutions creating Smart Vaults can now build them to contain a range of yield strategies using multiple assets. Multi-asset Smart Vaults enhance functionality in addition to Spool’s classic auto-swapping and auto-rebalancing capabilities. Investors can simply create or pick an existing Smart Vault that matches their investment preferences, and send the assets they have available. The assets are then automatically swapped and implemented in audited and battle-tested smart contracts to attain the best yields possible while allowing funds to be withdrawn at any time.
    • Smart Vault Guards: Institutions building Smart Vaults can now dictate which users can deposit or withdraw from the Vault based on specific criteria, mirroring traditional investment funds. This helps institutions tailor DeFi offerings not only to regulatory compliance but to their specific client needs as well. Institutions can create KYC and AML-compliant Smart Vaults, for example, and only allow access to vetted investors through whitelisted wallets. Other parameters include NFT or Token Gating (where a user must hold a specific NFT or token amount to access the vault), and Time Locks.
    • Actions: Spool builders can now implement customizable actions tied to user activities such as entering or exiting a Smart Vault that is configured during its creation. Actions help support institutions by creating a framework that feels familiar to traditional finance and includes features such as deposit or withdrawal fees, deposit insurance fees, and automated asset swaps that help streamline the once-manual process for yield farming.
    • Liquid Staking Derivatives (LSDs) Support: LSDs are tokens issued in return for staking cryptocurrency through a staking provider. This comes in handy for networks such as Ethereum, where validators must hold a minimum of 32 ETH to access staking and validator privileges. LSDs also allow users to withdraw staked ETH, which validators cannot do. As strategies using LSDs become more popular and prevalent, adding support in V2 enables greater convenience.
    • Advanced Automation: One of DeFi’s major obstacles lies in manual asset management within yield farms. V2 improves upon Spool’s original automation features while maintaining decentralization and self-custody. Once assets are within a Smart Vault portfolio, V2 automatically rebalances them between various strategies configured in the Vault. Spool also now offers automated collateral conversion, meaning clients investing in a Smart Vault can utilize any underlying asset they have available. Spool automatically converts the asset before investing, granting increased ease and choice.
    • Deposit NFTs (dNFTs): D-NFTs provide users with an immutable NFT receipt of their Smart Vault deposits, enabling the withdrawal of funds. ERC-20 Smart Vault Tokens (SVTs) are created by burning D-NFTs and act as yield-bearing stablecoins, which can be easily transferred or traded on a secondary market, creating a new liquid financial instrument.

Check out Spool’s video here:

More detailed video with features overview can be found here:

Among these new features, Spool V2’s completely redesigned interface allows institutions and asset managers to have a birds-eye view of their Smart Vault portfolio. The platform champions accessibility while providing the comprehensive tools and oversight that institutions require. This includes tools for easily white-labeling Smart Vaults for client access with their own branding and unique insights into Smart Vault performance based on customizable KPIs.

By enabling the codeless creation of financial services and products backed by audited financial primitives, institutions that don’t have DeFi-specific teams are now able to easily access DeFi. The upgrade’s capabilities set the stage for large-scale institutional partnerships in the pipeline for Spool, following a steady stream of integrations and collaborations leading up to its launch.

“We are incredibly proud to launch Spool V2 after countless months of our team developing, testing, and listening to the feedback and needs of our institutional partners,” says Philipp Zimmerer, Lead of Token Strategy of Spool. “This lands at a pivotal moment in crypto in a year that has been all about responsibly rebuilding the industry and forging a new path for DeFi. Improving access, flexibility, and security will not only garner further institutional support but set a new standard for what DeFi can make possible for any investor.”

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SquaredFinancial embarks on the next phase of growth, setting the backbone of business success




Founder and CEO of SquaredFinancial Group Philippe Ghanem, a 20-year veteran in the financial industry, had issued, at the beginning of this quarter, an inspiring call for talent to join his leading company, highlighting that people are the cornerstone of any successful enterprise, catalysing growth and steering innovation.

As the Group embarks on an exciting phase of expansion and growth, it bolsters its leadership team with six industry-seasoned executives. The latest key appointments will strengthen the current team comprised of industry experts and professionals, which had laid the groundwork for a revolutionary path.

SquaredFinancial Group’s exceptional journey in financial technology since 2005 has been marked by innovation and an unwavering commitment to providing top-tier service to investors around the world. Fuelled by a steadfast vision, the company, alongside its management and team, has always stayed at the forefront by leveraging cutting-edge technology, offering a diverse range of services to investors.

The new appointments:

Craig Jenkins, Chief Legal & Compliance Officer. He brings more than 16 years of expertise in Legal, AML and Compliance, and will oversee the consolidation and health of the compliance system.

Thomas Selby, Chief Sales Officer. With 15 years of experience in sales and business development in prime FinTech and online trading, he will lead the business development strategy to drive more revenue growth.

Thomas Selby, Chief Sales Officer. With 15 years of experience in sales and business development in prime FinTech and online trading, he will lead the business development strategy to drive more revenue growth.

Dominique El Khoury, Global Head of Sales and Business Development – GCC & MEA. Having 12 years of experience in the trading industry, he will spearhead the expansion of sales initiatives and business growth within the region.

Drosoula Hadjisavva, Chief Marketing Officer. With 13 years of proven track record in heading global marketing operations across leading fintech, she will be responsible for redefining the marketing strategy and brand positioning.

Spyros Andreou, Chief Technology Officer. With a stellar background in IT and network engineering, he will harness and leverage technology to optimize organizational and operational performance and security.

Catharine Ioannou, Chief Human Resources Officer. With proven expertise in human resources, talent acquisition and advancement, she will steer the company’s efforts to create a more inclusive workforce, nurture loyalty and foster a culture of merit and excellence.

Commenting on the announcement, Philippe Ghanem said: “People are catalysers of growth and drivers of innovation. I’m happy to welcome these new forward-thinking minds, as their arrival marks a significant milestone for SquaredFinancial. Each of them has proven expertise and will bring, in strong collaboration with the current team of talents, strategic value and experience to the company, further shaping its future. But most of all, I feel deep responsibility towards all our stakeholders – our employees, our clients and our shareholders – as we write this new chapter of our company’s 15-year legacy. The rapid growth that our company has witnessed over the past couple of years has forged new challenges but also great opportunities, and we are well-positioned to seize them, today more than ever. The industry is witnessing transformative change, and we are more than ever committed to supporting our customers with passion, professionalism and dedication to address their needs with the utmost standards they deserve.”

The recently appointed executives will join the current leadership team comprised of:

Philippe GhanemFounder and CEO
Manie Van RooyenPartner and Chief Operations Officer
Ali RupaniPartner and Global Head of Front Office
Stathis Flangofas, Group Chief Financial Officer
Philios Petrides, Chief Data & Product Officer
Noureldeen Hammoury, Chief Market Analyst
Chrysovalantis Karageorgiou, Global Head of Operations
Constantinos Ghalanos, Head of Dealing

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