Sam Ahmed is a recognized subject matter expert in the Asian markets for areas such as derivatives, risk management, collateral management, regulations and 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. Sam has worked at Westpac in Sydney, Lehman Brothers in Japan, Merrill Lynch in Japan and Singapore and Citi in Singapore across trading, risk, middle office, credit and technical sales. Prior to launching Deriv Asia, Sam was heading Citi’s Collateral Services Sales for the Asia Pac Rim region.
Sam consults both on new business strategy, transformation projects involving enterprise change and technology 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, Reserve Management, Prime Brokerage, Custody & Securities Services. On change and transformation projects, Sam has focused on Risk Management transformation (both credit and market) and also working on technical projects such as implementing front office collateral management desk, Optimising Capital and Basel 3 RWA and CCP build. Sam has performed numerous vendor technology due diligence which have included RFP creation to final end to end assessment for risk, collateral, trading and back office technology. Sam has also led blockchain proof of concepts on post trade and risk solutions for derivatives
Sam is an accomplished speaker and is routinely engaged by major conferences for keynote addresses, media interviews and is also a seasoned writer for major publications both globally and in the region.