IVAN GOWAN

CEO of Capital.com and Currency.com
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As Chief Executive Officer of Capital.com Ivan has established the business as one of Europe’s leading responsible CFD trading providers and expanded it into new regulatory territories. Throughout his career, Ivan has built award-winning customer-centric platforms and he now leads Capital.com’s efforts to put the user experience at the very core of its service, providing strategic direction to continue delivering significant customer growth. Ivan’s technical experience has enabled Capital.com to develop its market leading AI feature, using machine learning to analyse trading performance and detect predisposition to biases. Before joining Capital.com, Ivan led the IT development department at IG Group for 15 years, helping to grow the company from $250m to £3bn in value and transform it into a global market leader in CFDs and spread betting.

He is also a founding member and director of Currency.com, a new venture which has launched the world’s first regulated tokenised securities exchange. Ivan is an investor and advisor to PensionBee, an award-winning fintech startup based in London, Dines, a disruptive loyalty and bill sharing app for restaurants, and Measure Protocol, a revolutionary blockchain based market research disruptor.