Tradable Commercial Director Patrick Mortensen joins PFA Pension’s Digital Services division

After 8 years at Saxo Bank at senior level, followed by 2 years as Commercial Director of app-based retail trading platform firm Tradable, Patrick Mortensen heads into the life assurance industry, responsible for the development of digital services at Denmark’s PFA Pension

8 years at Saxo Bank and 2 years at Tradable. Patrick Mortensen moves on

Senior FX industry executive and prominent figure at conferences, holding audiences which consist of the most senior leaders globally, Patrick Mortensen has this month begun the next step in his career.

Mr. Mortensen has joined Danish life assurance company PFA Pension, a firm which, unlike the majority of his previous, ultra-modern employers, has origins that date back to 1917.

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Joining PFA Pension as Business Development Manager, Digital Services, Mr. Mortensen concludes 11 years in the FX industry at senior level, his main responsibility at the firm being to improve, develop and launch new digital services to PFA’s business-to-customer client segment.

Prior to joining PFA Pension, Mr. Mortensen spent two years at app-based trading platform provider Tradable, where he was Commercial Director, responsible for the commercial development at Tradable, maintaining B2B channels on business development activities that enhance their retail client (B2C) facing digital services.

Mr. Mortensen’s directorship at Tradable required his involvement from the ideation stage with partners through to the final deployment and go-to-market approach of the developed services.

Two years as CEO and Founder of his own company FXBtoB preceded Mr. Mortensen’s tenure at Tradable, where he provided consultancy services to brokerages improving processes and assessing growth opportunities within trading, sales, marketing and operations.

During this period, Mr. Mortensen made regular appearances at B2B FX industry events, where he delivered workshops, participated in panel discussions and delivered keynote speeches on subjects which involved providing his perspective to the industry’s leaders on how to bear in mind every aspect require to open a brokerage.

2005 signaled a point in Mr. Mortensen’s career at which he entered the FX business, joining Saxo Bank in Hellerup, Denmark, where he would go on to spend eight years, rising from Associate in 2005 to Regional Head of North America one year later.

In 2008, Mr. Mortensen was promoted to Head of Institutional Marketing & Institutional Business, a post that he maintained for two years before moving to Cyprus to become General Manager of Saxo Capital Markets from 2011 until 2013, having left to join Tradable.

Mr. Mortensen’s education concluded in 2004 with a Master of Science degree in Finance and Accounting from Copenhagen Business School, and he also holds a Diploma in Accounting and Management including several professional qualifications which include Saxo Bank’s Leadership Pipeline as well as a National Commodities Futures Exam with the NFA in North America.

Whilst continuing his studies, Mr. Mortensen began his commercial career in 1996 at FLSmidth as a Financial Trainee before moving to Ericcson as a Business Controller in 1998.

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