OANDA Corporation hires former Boku executive Javier Martell as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Technology-led North American multi-asset electronic trading company OANDA has appointed Javier Martell to oversee global legal functions as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. In keeping with OANDA Corporation’s highly concentrated emphasis on technological prowess, Mr. Martell joins the company from mobile payment service Boku, a firm well recognized for its modernity and understanding of FinTech […]

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Technology-led North American multi-asset electronic trading company OANDA has appointed Javier Martell to oversee global legal functions as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.

In keeping with OANDA Corporation’s highly concentrated emphasis on technological prowess, Mr. Martell joins the company from mobile payment service Boku, a firm well recognized for its modernity and understanding of FinTech in a cross-border environment.

Ed Eger, President and CEO of OANDA Corporation, commented, “Javier brings the dynamic experience OANDA needs to support our rapidly growing, international customer base. With 25 years of legal, regulatory and corporate technology leadership, Javier is a tremendous addition to the OANDA team and our business objectives.”

Javier Martell commented, “OANDA has earned an enviable reputation among a global community of traders and business partners who recognize the decades-long dedication to fast, powerful execution. I’m excited to be among OANDA’s leaders as we enter a new era of innovation and enhanced execution for more traders across asset classes and platforms.”

Martell most recently led the legal, compliance and human resources functions for Boku, Inc., amid the direct carrier billing mobile payment service’s expansion across 65 countries. After graduation from The University of Chicago Law School, Javier began his career at Pillsbury Winthrop LLP (formerly Pillsbury Madison & Sutro) and later served as General Counsel for a number of technology companies including mFoundry Inc. and RedSpark, Inc..

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