Ikuma Ueno is the Business Development Manager of Cumberland – a DRW Company, one of the world’s largest liquidity providers in cryptoassets. Ikuma joined DRW in 2018 and is now focusing on helping the Cumberland team expand and grow especially in Asia.
Prior to DRW, Ikuma was a Senior Digital Strategist at Mizuho Financial Group, one of the largest financial conglomerate in Japan, where he was in the planning division to focus on driving FinTech initiatives, especially in the area of blockchain and distributed ledger technology. Ikuma was a primary participant of r3 consortium and resident advisor for the New York tech venture capital RRE Ventures.
Ikuma started his career from Mizuho Bank as a SME banker at Kobunacho Branch to offer lending and banking services. Later he transferred to Settlement and Clearing Services Division Mizuho Corporate Bank to custody assets such as JGB, equity, SB of largest foreign financial institutions.