Chief Executive Officer
About Usman Ahmad
Usman Ahmad is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Zodia Markets. Prior to Zodia Markets, Usman spent 18 years in financial services, predominantly in technology, enterprise leadership and strategic transformation roles across both Merrill Lynch and HSBC, spanning London, New York and Hong Kong. Usman joined BC Technology Group as CIO in 2018, where he helped to structure the organisation for scale as well as develop and launch new business lines. Usman was instrumental in OSL, its Digital Asset subsidiary, becoming the first SFC-licensed Virtual Asset Trading Platform in the world. Usman helped to structure the partnership agreement between Standard Chartered and OSL to found Zodia Markets as an institutional-only digital asset exchange and brokerage which was the first bank-backed trading platform to be registered by the UK’s FCA.