Sam Ahmed is a recognized subject matter expert in the Asian markets for areas such as derivatives & Treasury Products, Risk Management, Collateral Management and Custody & Securities Services. He is also leading projects on driving/designing/impact assessment of blockchain technology solutions for both financial institutions and crypto exchanges.
Sam’s career in banking spans 18 years across top tier banks in the AsiaPac region such as Lehman Brothers in Japan, Merrill Lynch in Japan and Singapore and Citi in Singapore across trading, risk, post trade, collateral mgmt and technical sales specialising in Derivatives Products across FICC, CDO’s & Securitisation products and Custody Services. Prior to launching Deriv Asia, Sam was heading Citi’s Collateral Services Sales for the Asia Pac Rim region.
Sam helps Asian institutions build new businesses, design strategic transformation projects involving front to back enterprise technology change and implement risk, collateral mgmt and regulatory solutions. On a strategic level, Sam has been advising Asian banks on financial market and industry trends that help to reshape their business strategy in areas of Trading, Prime Brokerage, Custody & Securities Services. Sam also works with buyside clients on investment strategy, investment risk, building post trade and middle office support infrastructure and along with performing numerous vendor technology & service provider due diligence with RFP creation to final end to end assessment for risk, collateral, trading and back office technology.
Sam is routinely engaged by major conferences for keynote speeches and technical workshops, media interviews and is also a seasoned writer for major publications both globally and in the region.