John O’Hara is the Head of Prime Brokerage and Clearing for the Americas at Societe Generale. In this role he oversees one of the world’s largest Futures Clearing businesses, consistently ranked in the top five on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (“CME”). John joined Societe Generale in early 2016 after having spent several years in senior managerial roles at Credit Suisse. John began his career at JP Morgan after graduating St. John’s University with a degree in finance. While at JP Morgan he earned a masters degree in international finance, also from St. John’s.
John remains closely connected to his Irish roots and has been an avid reader of Irish history books for the past 30 years. 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.