Wednesday, 8 November, 2023 – UAE – Zodia Markets, the institution-first digital asset exchange and brokerage platform backed by Standard Chartered, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ayad Butt as Head of Sales and Trading for Africa and Middle East. Ayad will be based in Abu Dhabi, and his appointment coincides with Zodia Markets’ receipt of In-Principle-Approval from ADGM, reflecting the company’s ongoing commitment to the region.
Ayad’s appointment underscores Zodia Markets commitment to providing innovative, comprehensive, and professional digital asset services to its client base. Bringing a wealth of experience to this new role, he was most recently running his own ADGM registered Crypto Derivatives trading business, 5 Lanes. Prior to establishing 5 Lanes, he held a prominent position at Bloomberg having also previously served in a variety of senior FX Options or Macro trading roles in firms including Credit Agricole, Astignes Capital, Citibank and Credit Suisse.
Ayad shared: “I am excited to join Zodia Markets and look forward to contributing to the growth of an innovative digital assets franchise that offers a comprehensive range of products to a global client base. Africa and the Middle East are a key focus for growth, and I look forward to developing these markets alongside Zodia Markets’ founders, team, and partners.”
Usman Ahmad, CEO of Zodia Markets said: “I am delighted to welcome Ayad to Zodia Markets, his experience enhances our teams’ already extensive capabilities. Ayad’s entrepreneurial blend of digital asset and traditional finance experience will complement and advance Zodia Markets’ strategic growth ambitions.”
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