Dr. Alexander "Sasha" Sokol
Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder
Dr. Alexander “Sasha” Sokol is the Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of Duality Group. In 2003, Sasha founded CompatibL, a trading and risk technology company, employing over 200 people worldwide. In 1996, he co-founded Numerix, where he served as CTO and Lead Software Architect until 2003. In 2017, Sasha shared the Risk.net Buy-Side Quant of the Year Award. Sasha was admitted to the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (PhysTech) at the age of 14. At that time, he was the youngest person ever to gain admission. He obtained his BA from PhysTech at the age of 18, and a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the L.D. Landau Institute at the age of 22. The work that became the foundation of his Ph.D. thesis was awarded the USSR Academy of Sciences Award and Medal for Best Student Research of the Year in 1988. Alexander was the youngest person ever to receive this award.