Viral Tolat joins EBS as Chief Technology Officer
11 January 2013
London and New York, 11 January, 2013 – EBS, ICAP's market-leading electronic FX platform, today announces that it has appointed Viral Tolat as Chief Technology Officer, reporting to Gil Mandelzis, EBS’s Chief Executive Officer.
Based in New York, Dr. Tolat will be working closely with EBS’s Product, Sales and Engineering teams to enhance EBS's technology offering and take EBS to the next stage of its technological leadership in the FX market.
Dr. Tolat joins EBS from Integral, the FX trading technology provider which he co-founded in 1993. Prior to Integral, Viral was a Research Associate at Stanford and lead systems architect and developer for a joint NASA-Stanford University Space Shuttle mission. Viral holds post-graduate degrees (Ph.D. and M.S.) in electrical engineering from Stanford University, where he did research in the fields of computer architecture and artificial intelligence. He completed his undergraduate Electrical Engineering degree at the University of Miami.
Viral Tolat said: "This is an exciting time to be joining EBS, which is already at the forefront of FX trading and is committed to providing the market with robust, innovative technological solutions. I am very much looking forward to working with the team to bring new, powerful solutions that will improve the trading experience for FX market participants."
Gil Mandelzis said: "With his unparalleled technology background and deep FX market knowledge Viral is a fantastic addition to the EBS team. His leadership will play a key role in ensuring EBS delivers on its commitment to providing EBS customers and the FX industry with innovative and cutting-edge solutions."
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