Olfa Trade was founded in 2011 by Fabrice Benouaich and Olivier Virzi. Fabrice and Olivier have been managing IT services for financial firms internationally for several years.

During their careers, the two men have set up, developed and implemented innovative IT solutions for firms operating in online trading and banking. They also have had to contend with complex back office and customer management issues, which has given them an understanding of the needs of different stakeholders within the financial industry.

Thanks to this experience, the Olfa Trade management team is able to understand issues facing financial institutions and assist online banks and brokers with the implementation of their most complex technological solutions.


Fabrice Benouaich has worked for a number of years in the Private Banking software industry, notably for Pictet. He has experience as project manager and technical team leader at small, mid-size and large businesses including ERI Bancaire and Thales. Fabrice has also contributed to a number of consultancy projects for Tier 1 banks.

Prior to founding Olfa Trade, Fabrice was co-general manager for Advance Currency Markets, a leading FX brokerage. He has extensive knowledge in the design and architecture of critical distributed information systems. He holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from EFREI (Ecole Francaise d’Electronique et d’Informatique).

Olivier VIRZI

Olivier Virzi holds a master’s degree in software engineering and information technologies from Provence University, France.

He has 15 years’ of experience as a software engineer. After 5 years working for technological consulting companies, Olivier joined Advance Currency Markets in 2005 as the deputy CTO and head of software development. He was responsible for the development and optimization of the entire trading platform.