John O’Hara is Americas Head of Prime Brokerage Products at Standard Chartered Bank in N.Y. He is presently tasked with launching a Futures Commission Merchant (“FCM”) in the firm’s U.S. Broker-Dealer.
Previously he was Head of Prime Brokerage and Clearing for the Americas at Société Générale (SocGen). In this role, he oversaw one of the world’s largest Futures Clearing businesses, consistently ranked in the top five on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (“CME”). John joined Société Générale in early 2016 after spending several years in senior managerial roles at Credit Suisse. John began his career at JP Morgan after graduating from St. John’s University with a degree in finance. While at JP Morgan, he earned a Master’s degree in international finance, also from St. John’s.
John remains closely connected to his Irish roots. A one-time student of renowned tin whistle instructor Bill Ochs at the famed Irish Arts Center in Manhattan, John continues to enjoy Irish music and visits his ancestral homeland regularly. His family hails from Westmeath and Armagh, and he has visited the plot of land his father owned in Crossmaglen numerous times.