Petr Valov founded Exness in 2008 with a vision of creating a company driven by strong ethical values and a science-based, algorithmic product approach. A software developer since his school days, Petr studied IT and programming at university, and in the early days of Exness he acted as the sole creator of its technologies. Today, after taking the company from strength to strength over a span of 13 years, he runs one of the world's most successful and respectable online brokerage companies, headquartered right here in Cyprus. Petr's vision is to see Cyprus become the Silicon Valley of the Mediterranean: an IT centre fit to attract the biggest tech talents of the world. His faith in this vision is one of the reasons for his investment on the island and decision for Exness to be headquartered here.