Ms. Mariam Osman immigrated to Queens, NY from Afghanistan in 1976. As Head of Global Investment Operations (GIO) Services and Cash Reconciliations at BlackRock, she is responsible for alignment of the client business to the objective and strategic directions of the GIO platform, mitigating risk and providing real time cash availability to our investment management teams. Mariam leads GIO in Edinburgh and is a member of the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) Tech & Ops Executive Committee.
Previously, Mariam was part of the BlackRock Market Structure team with Trading Liquidity & Strategy Group. She led BlackRock’s effort to both influence and adapt to macro market structure changes across all major asset classes. She collaborated with BlackRock's public policy team to author BlackRock Viewpoints on key market structure developments and define strategy for adapting to major regulatory changes such as Brexit. She also managed BlackRock's relationships with major derivative clearing houses and clearing brokers and led key initiatives such as Fixed Income Clearing Corporation (FICC) Repo clearing for the Cash Management business and the multi-FCM project for exchange traded derivatives.
Prior to joining BlackRock, Mariam worked at UBS as the Global Head of Client Technology in Prime Brokerage. She was responsible for the integration of the bank's platform within the prime brokerage, futures and OTC products. She also worked at Goldman Sachs in several departments including - Equity Capital Markets, Equities Trading, International Trading and Equity Finance. Additionally, Mariam taught English at Kabul University in 2006 and helped to build schools for Afghan children with the Ayenda Foundation in 2008.
Ms. Osman earned a BS in Computer Science from Saint John's University and a MS in Information Systems from New York University.