GCEX appoints Katina Messinis as UAE Sales Director in Dubai

Rick Steves

GCEX has appointed Katina Messinis as Sales Director for the UAE region, based at the digital brokerage’s office in Dubai. 

Katina joins GCEX as UAE Sales Director

As Sales Director, Katina Messinis will focus on growing the firm’s client base of brokers, hedge funds, family offices, and professional traders, offering clients across the region access to deep liquidity in digital assets and a range of proprietary technology solutions including XplorDigital, part of GCEX’s XplorTrader product suite.

Messinis joins GCEX from Exinity, Dubai, where she was VP of Global Sales, with a remit covering MENA, Africa, SEA and LATAM. Prior to that, she was Head of Premier Account Management at Exness in Malaysia, leading the sales team for Ultra High Net Worth clients and strategic partners across the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Previous roles also include Acting Head of Institutional Sales, ZuluTrade and Head of Business Development, Asia at PwC Legal International in Singapore.

GCEX holds VASP license from Dubai’s VARA

GCEX opened its Dubai office in July 2022. GC Exchange FZE is incorporated as a Limited Liability Free Zone Establishment under the Dubai World Trade Centre Authority with registration number 1896.

The Dubai entity was granted a Virtual Asset Service Provider license from the Dubai Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority in November of last year.

GCEX Group empowers institutional clients with a broad range of Forex brokerage solutions, including fiat/crypto conversion as well as deep liquidity in digital assets. Furthermore, it offers digital assets as collateral among other innovative technology solutions.

The digital brokerage facilitates institutional access to digital assets through its XplorDigital which encompasses its ‘Broker In A Box’ plug-and-play white-label solution. The offering also includes back office, risk management, credit utilization, analytics, reporting, account management, and a sophisticated liquidity price engine which provides access to tier 1 and deep liquidity and connectivity to the biggest price makers.

GCEX has only partnered with regulated institutional digital custodians and staking providers and always segregates client funds.

“Exciting time for our business”

Mehtap Önder, Managing Director, GCEX Dubai, said: “Katina joins GCEX at an exciting time for our business, having recently been granted an Operational Virtual Asset Service Provider (VASP) license from Dubai’s Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA) We are delighted to welcome her to our team. Katina has a wealth of experience in driving organizational growth and has a proven track record of exceeding targets and cultivating strong relationships. With interest in digital assets at an all-time high, she is ideally placed to help us grow our institutional client base and achieve our ambitious growth plans in the region.”

Katina Messinis, UAE Sales Director, GCEX Dubai, commented: “GCEX is the leading digital prime brokerage in the industry. With a best-in-class platform, flexible offering, and ongoing commitment to growth and development, it is a company that continuously upholds their core values in their day-to-day workplace culture. This is extremely important to me, and a key reason in my decision to come onboard. I am very excited to be part of the GCEX family.”

Headquartered in London, GCEX has offices in Copenhagen, Glasgow, Zug Crypto Valley, Kuala Lumpur and Dubai. In addition to having been granted a Virtual Asset Service Provider License by the Dubai Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority, GCEX is regulated by the UK’s FCA and the Danish FSA. True Global Ventures are investors in GCEX.

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