100 Most Powerful Arabs Under 40
Philippe Ghanem

Philippe Ghanem

Industry: Banking and finance

Company: ADS Securities

Designation: Vice chairman and executive managing director

Country: UAE (Lebanon)

Country of origin: @adssecurities

Age: 34

Philippe Ghanem was one of the key forces behind the conception and creation of ADS Securities, one of the world’s fastest growing forex traders.

Based in Abu Dhabi, the firm is the largest brokerage by volume in the Middle East and one of the fastest growing forex and investment companies globally. Institutional clients include banks, global and regional hedge funds, asset managers, investment banks and non-bank financial institutions. These are equally split between Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Ghanem has a wealth of experience in both establishing and running successful entrepreneurial ventures in the financial services sector. Prior to ADS Securities, he was the founder, director and chairman of Squared Financial Services, a financial brokerage firm based in Dublin, Ireland.

His expertise is in banking and financial instruments such as bonds, equities, mutual funds, commodities, derivatives, and cash and treasury management. He also has experience in trading a wide range of financial instruments as well as core asset and fund management. Ghanem was born in Switzerland and he received his bachelor of science in business administration from the International University in Geneva in 2002.