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FX people moves: Rob era draws to a close at CLS

CLS Group announced on Monday that Rob Close, its CEO and president and CEO of CLS Bank International, will be retiring on June 30, after nine years with the company.

His replacement, Alan Bozian, will start learning the ropes on Monday.

Bozian began his career – and went on to spend the next 24 years – at UBS, rising from humble FX trader to global treasurer and deputy CEO. He has also held senior positions at Safra and Fortis.

Gerard Hartsink, chairman of CLS Group and CLS Bank International, said in statement: “Rob has done an outstanding job during his time at CLS. Rob’s leadership has ensured that the group has made significant steps forward in all areas of its activity. Rob has been at the forefront of determining the direction the group will take in the coming years. On behalf of CLS Group, I would like to thank Rob for his contribution and wish him a well-deserved retirement.”

Of Bozian, Hartsink said: “Alan brings a wealth of experience to lead the continued growth and development of CLS. We are delighted that Alan has accepted this position to lead the group. Alan has significant experience within the financial services sector and his strategic leadership ability together with his capital markets product and technology experience will be invaluable to CLS in its continued growth and evolution.”

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