Sam Ahmed

Sam Ahmed

Managing Director & Founding Partner, Deriv Asia

Sam Ahmed heads the Asian franchise of a global consultancy based out of London and Singapore. Deriv Asia specializes in working with banks, asset managers and exchanges to build capital markets products and services, create risk management frameworks, implement regulatory change along with undertaking technology transformation and vendor selection.

Sam also heads its subsidiary company Onchain Asia, a blockchain consultancy that develops tokens for financial instruments along with post trade to custody workflows using smart
contracts.

Prior to his 5 years at Deriv Asia, Sam had 18 years experience at top tier international banks such as Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch and Citi across Sydney, Tokyo and Singapore. He was a derivatives trader at Lehman Brothers after which he headed up several departments in Credit & CDO desks with Merrill Lynch. His last role was at Citi Singapore as Head of Collateral Services for APAC.