Global Fintech firm, Gold-i has restructured its development team, creating two new senior development roles as part of its growth strategy, both reporting into Chris James, Gold-i’s CTO.

Dr Syed Ashar Akhtar has been promoted to Head of Development, with responsibility for the development of all products in the Gold-i portfolio.  Mo Alshanteer has been appointed Product Delivery Manager, responsible for managing the entire cycle of Gold-i products.

Dr Syed Ashar Akhtar joined Gold-i as a developer in 2014 and progressed to Team Lead, where he played a key role in the development of a number of Gold-i’s core products, including its multi-asset liquidity management platform, Matrix, Crypto Switch 2.0™ and business intelligence and risk management tool, Visual Edge.

As Head of Development – a newly created role following the merge of two separate development teams – he will manage a growing team of in-house and remote developers, with an initial focus on developments to Crypto Switch 2.0™ and a new version of Matrix.

Dr Syed Ashar Akhtar brings a wealth of experience to the role from both industry and academia, having started his career in software development in 2004 and achieved a doctorate in the development of predictive analytics to enhance learning.

Mo Alshanteer joined Gold-i six years ago and was promoted to Head of QA. In his new role as Product Delivery Manager, he will manage a team of three people, responsible for delivering new products in time and maintaining existing products.

Tom Higgins, CEO, Gold-i comments, “With a growing product portfolio and business at an all-time high, we decided this was the right time to promote Syed and Mo, streamlining our teams and enabling us to accelerate product development. We are currently looking to build our team with the appointment of additional developers.

“As part of our growth strategy we look to promote from within the organisation whenever possible and both Syed and Mo are highly valued members of the Gold-i team who thoroughly deserve their promotions. Both have exceptional industry and technical knowledge and are also great ambassadors of Gold-i’s core values: Innovate, Get It Done and Have Fun at Work.”

Dr Syed Ashar Akhtar, Head of Development at Gold-i says, “At Gold-i, I have been very fortunate to work on super exciting and innovative products. I have always ensured that code-quality, adaptability, reusability and traceability are reflected in all product development stages. The company’s culture and values make it a great place to work and I feel honoured to have this opportunity to lead the Gold-i development team.”

Mo Alshanteer, Product Delivery Manager at Gold-i adds, “Gold-i is an excellent company in innovating, developing, delivering and supporting products that help clients work better, manage risk and maximise profits. I feel very privileged to be part of the Gold-i team, managing the entire release cycle of all products.”

Gold-i specialises in multi-asset liquidity management, advanced risk management tools and business intelligence software. Its MetaTrader products include the Gold-i MT4 Bridge, MT5 Gateway, MAM Pro for MT4 and MT5, Matrix (liquidity management platform) and Visual Edge (advanced risk management and business intelligence tool).