40 and Under: the Region's Most Influential Young Business Leaders
Tue 30 Oct 2018 06:25 AM
Philippe Ghanem

Industry: Business and finance

Company: ADS Securities (ADSS) and ADSS Group

Designation: CEO and Vice Chairman

Country: UAE

Age: 38

An innovator and visionary in global financial markets, Ghanem is an investor and expert in trading a range of asset classes. The Swiss and Emirati national has developed a reputation for insight and understanding of trading systems, and how these are driven by changes in market conditions, regulation and technology.

Ghanem co-founded ADSS in 2010, recognising the gap in trading which existed between the closing of the markets in the Far East and the opening of business in Europe. In eight years the company has moved from zero volumes to trading $19bn daily.

Ghanem’s next phase of development is to further expand the brokerage services across a range assets from commodities to cryptocurrencies. New technologies, which provide enhanced access to products and services will be a key enabler. Later this year ADSS will launch a new version of its award-winning trading app called OREX aimed at millennials, which will represent a growing portion of the company’s investor base. OREX aims to provide a cheaper, simpler and more accessible user experience than traditional trading platforms, and is part of the company’s drive to introduce low-cost and no-cost trading.

Over a period of 17 years, Ghanem has built and managed a number of financial business including the Geneva-based FX and investment consultancy firm EFXFX.