Sam Ahmed is the Managing Director of Deriv Asia, a lead technical consultancy focusing on credit risk, collateral management, liquidity solutions and CVA. Sam held a number of roles across Asia Pac Rim in his 18 year career in banking. Sam started off in Westpac Sydney as a management trainee in 1994. In 1997, at Lehman Brothers Japan, Sam was an FX Derivatives Trader and held a number of other roles in Fixed Income Derivatives. At Merrill Lynch Japan, Sam headed the Rates, Credit & FX Trading Desk Support Teams. In 2008, Sam was posted to Singapore’s Merrill Lynch Private Bank where he managed both the Collateral management & Derivatives Client Services team. Finally, his last role was at Citi Sg, where he was head of Collateral Services for the APAC region from 2011 to 2014.