ProbusFX is a new and exciting brokerage firm which brings together a wealth of experience and commercial expertise to offer a range of innovative products and services. By providing a new approach and understanding of today’s markets the team of industry specialists offers the highest quality international trading solutions.
As a member of the Board of Directors at ProbusFX, his vast experience throughout the financial sector is of fundamental importance to the company’s continuous development and is a key asset in strategic decision making. His experience as a CEO and Founder of a financial services company demonstrates his leadership qualities and ability to position himself amongst industry leaders. Additionally, as the Chairman of Cedrus Foundation, he is fully committed to societal, developmental, environmental, cultural and charitable issues. A professional of this calibre has proved his aptitude for success through a number of global business development initiatives, including Europe, the Middle East and Switzerland. Walid is a holder of Bs. Business Finance Degree, an MBA and has published many articles and received extensive media coverage through numerous economic and financial outlets. As a keen fitness enthusiast, he enjoys nothing more than starting his day bright and early with his fitness regime.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Youssef Barakat is ProbusFX’s Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors. As a founding director, he is the key driving force in the company's advancements. Having just over 20 years' experience in the financial sector, Youssef is a veteran of the industry in all aspects of brokerage development; specifically in Forex, Bullion trading, sales. His career has had a global reach; from working for Tulletts in Tokyo to becoming a senior trader for firms in Dubai and Geneva. By 2005 Youssef was the Chief Operations Officer for an International Financial Brokerage in Abu Dhabi. Youssef’s most recent venture was with Squared Financial as a Director with a focus on business development and later became the CEO. Further to his vast experience, Youssef's education speaks for itself with an MBA and a Baccalaureate in Mathematics. Aside from his dedicated role within ProbusFX, Youssef’s hobbies include football, reading and watching movies.
HEAD OF COMPLIANCE
Yasmine is a highly skilled, professional and determined individual, with a wealth of experience in the financial sector. Well known for welcoming new challenges and embracing every opportunity for professional development, she prides herself in bringing about positive advancements in business. As Head of Compliance, she is responsible for overseeing ProbusFX’s compliance program including the firm’s policies, procedures and code of ethics with respect to its status as a regulated investment firm. Prior to joining ProbusFX, Yasmine worked in a number of large internationally established investment firms where she gained first-hand experience in all compliance and related regulatory matters. Yasmine graduated with an L.L.B (Hons) Bachelor of Law and holds additional Ministry of Finance Qualifications. In her personal time, she enjoys travelling.
HEAD OF FINANCE
Loucas holds a degree in Finance, Accounting and Management from the University of Nottingham and is also a Certified Chartered Accountant and a member of the ICAEW. After graduating in 2010, he joined Deloitte Ltd Cyprus, where he spent 5 years and became an Assistant Manager in the audit department. Loucas has an extensive knowledge on all financial and accounting related matters and a broad experience of the forex industry as evident from his years spent as an external auditor and as part of finance teams in the industry as well. When Loucas is not busy managing the finance department at Probus FX, he has a great passion for swimming, fishing and never misses an opportunity for socializing.
HEAD OF BROKERAGE
Michael has worked in the financial industry for more than 5 years with an educational background in Mathematics from the University of Crete (Greece). He is also a Certified Technical Analyst and holder of the CFTe Level II Diploma. Michael has diverse financial experience due to working in various departments throughout his professional career. Through involvement in various projects, he strongly believes that knowledge is the only way to move forward and develop the right skills. The combination of his passion for Technical Analysis and Mathematics was what drove him to join this industry. He likes to spend his free time outdoors walking his dog, socializing with friends and enjoys various sporting activities.
HEAD OF MARKETING
Dora holds a degree in Computing Science, a master’s degree in E-Commerce and Information Systems from Newcastle University (UK) and is certified in Digital Marketing. Prior to her career in Marketing, Dora has worked within the ICT Research & Development industry where she managed and coordinated large projects funded by the European Commission. Her passion for marketing led her to pursue various digital marketing certificates (Google, Hubspot) and started working at digital marketing agencies conducting marketing for financial investment firms. She has an extensive knowledge and experience in project planning, business development, social media management, content development, SEO, PPC, affiliate and email marketing. She thrives on challenges that aim to expand the company’s reach. During her free time, she experiments with photography, loves travelling and maintains her personal travel website where she writes about her travel experiences.
HEAD OF BACK OFFICE
Evdoxia holds a degree in Economics with a specialization in Business Economics and Political Sciences from Aristotelio University of Thessaloniki. She also pursued a Master’s degree in International Business Economics from City University of London. She has been in the financial industry for the last 7 years having worked in Client’s Accounting, Institutional Operation and Back Office departments at FxPro. She gained extensive experience in performing client due diligence, reviewing KYC documentation, implementing company AML policies, opening accounts and processing clients’ transactions, dealing with chargebacks, interacting with banks and various payment providers whilst also being involved in the institutional partner affiliate programs. During her free time, she likes travelling, reading and socializing with friends.