Who we are and what we do
We’re a Scandinavian-owned fintech company with a straightforward purpose: to make trading simple and accessible to everyone in a transparent and secure environment. We don’t believe in trading for just traders. We believe in trading for everyone.
We are based in three sunny locations – Cyprus, Malta and Spain – from where we’re building a revolutionary trading platform.
Our HQ is in Nicosia, Cyprus, and we’re licensed by Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission. With us you can trade over 400 forex and CFD financial instruments, including currency pairs, shares of your favourite companies, crypto currencies, popular commodities and indices from around the world. All trades are done using forex or contract for difference.
You can trade on our platform on desktop, mobile or by downloading our app from Google Play or the App Store.
Our vision
To unlock the potential of the world’s financial markets for everyone.
Everyone with an interest in financial markets should be able to access and harness their full potential.
Our mission
We're on a mission to create a unique trading platform designed to cater to traders of all levels, from beginners who have never traded to seasoned pros. We want to create a platform that connects everybody to the world’s financial markets and showcases its potential to them.
It’s Trading. Made. Simple.
The Skilling experience
Customer experience is at the heart of everything we do. Our team works tirelessly to design, develop and perfect our trading platform in an effort to deliver an unparalleled customer experience where you can feel comfortable trading in a secure and transparent environment. Opening an account should be fast and we’ve made sure it is. Placing trades should be easy and we’ve made it so. Learning more about financial markets and how trading really works should be open to everyone, and we’ve made sure it is. Don’t take our word for it. Open a Skilling account and experience it for yourself.
Our story
2016
  • Founded in the summer of 2016 by Scandinavian tech magnates, Henrik Persson Ekdahl, André Lavold and Mikael Riese Harstad, of Optimizer Invest.
  • Skilling group opened its first office in Malta.
  • Work began on the design and development of the Skilling trading platform.
2017
  • Recruitment of the Skilling management team for key positions.
  • The Cyprus entity Skilling Limited was incorporated.
  • Development began on Skilling trading platform and its execution engine.
  • CySEC licence application submitted.
2018
  • Skilling’s headquarters established in Cyprus.
  • We received our official licence from CySEC, allowing us to offer trading services in all EEA countries.
  • Vast performance improvements made to Skilling's trading platform.
  • Skilling Trade Assistant and Skilling Academy added to our trading toolset.
2019
  • Final testing and QA of the platform.
  • Skilling launched in Sweden, Norway, Germany and the United Kingdom.
  • Launched in the rest of EEA countries.
About us
Our team
The Skilling Group is made up of a multinational team of over 40 people from all over the world. Developers, marketers and specialists all work together from our offices located in Cyprus (CIF), Malta and Spain.
Management
Marketing
Engineering
Operations
André Lavold
CEO and Co-founder
Michalis Karakatsianis
COO
Fiona Soler
CFO
Lennart Clausen
Head of Trading
Pavel Spirin
CMO
Andrew Haigh
CIO
Christoffer Hartmann
Head of Legal
Join us
We’re always on the hunt for the best talent, so if you think you have something special and you want to join the team, send us an open application by emailing our People and Culture team on [email protected]
Like what you see? Open a risk-free Skilling demo account in 30 seconds. Upgrade to real money mode in just a few minutes.
Licensed
Licensed
Skilling is licensed and regulated by the Cypress Securities and Exchange Commission.
Licensed
Secure
We employ the highest standard of security protocols to ensure your information and data is kept safe and confidential.
Licensed
Accessible
Trade with Skilling on your desktop, tablet, mobile device or download the app from Google Play or the App Store.

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