Full Board Member
CEO, TrData Ltd
Richard Ogdon is the CEO of TrData Ltd, a UK Fintec company focused on market data, which has been working on an exclusive basis with the market data division of ICE (owner of the New York Stock Exchange) in the CIS and CEE. TrData started in Ukraine where it continues to maintain a legal entity and supply Ukrainian market data to Bloomberg and ICE even in current times.
Richard has 30 years professional experience in international banking and direct investment in the CIS working for leading global and local investment banks and a sovereign investment institution. Richard has also worked as Development Director in Eton College, where he managed Eton’s fundraising campaign, and was a Co-Founder, in 2001, of Educ@te, a London-based publishing company specialising in careers education publications in the higher education sector. Prior to this, Richard was a Deputy CEO of CRAC (The Careers Research and Advisory Centre), an educational charity based in Cambridge.
His volunteer roles included being in 2019 an International Goodwill Ambassador, part of a global humanitarian initiative which rewards outstanding social impact achievements in the world's most destitute locations. He also advised a London-based organisation Schole, which set up USD 13 million venture capital finance to establish a network of nine schools in Kenya and Uganda.
Richard is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Ameriabank in Armenia, where he is Chair of the Board Risk Committee and a member of the Board Audit Committee. His other connection to Armenia is through his volunteer involvement in the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative.
Richard was first introduced to UWC in 2002 as part of his job in CRAC and has been following the development of UWC Dilijan since before it was formally opened.
Richard has a Master of Arts degree in Classics and Modern Languages from Lincoln College, University of Oxford.