Certificate In Introductory Transaction Banking (CITB)
CITB Advisors
  • George Andrianos
  • Managing Director & Head of Product, Strategy & Innovation
  • Trade & Treasury Solutions
  • BNP Paribas
  • George Andrianos manages Product, Strategy & Innovation across the Americas for Trade & Treasury Solutions at BNP Paribas. In addition to Product Management, this also includes Channels, Distribution, Implementation, and Collateral Audit. He has 30+ years of experience in transaction banking with an extensive track record developing products, originating transactions, and managing productive teams

  • Inna Gogoua
  • Vice President & Director, Financial Institutions Group
  • PNC Bank
  • Inna Gogoua is a Vice President & Director in the International Financial Institutions group in Capital Markets for PNC Bank, NA. She is responsible for relationship, credit and compliance management and coordinating all aspects of PNC’s relationships with international banks. She is a board member and former chair of the board of Cleveland Foreign Credit group, an association for corporate companies, financial institutions and intermediaries engaged in facilitation of international business. Ms. Gogoua is a member of BAFT’s Future Leaders Council.

  • Charles Kohler
  • Executive Vice President, Global Payment Services
  • Wells Fargo
  • Charles Kohler is an Executive Vice President with the Global Payment Services group, part of Wells Fargo’s Corporate and Investment Bank. Based in New York. Charles is currently responsible for global client management and consulting. Before joining Wells Fargo, he worked at Deutsche Bank as the Managing Director of sales and relationship management for Financial Institutions in the Americas. Mr. Kohler also sits on BAFT’s North America Council and has more than 30 years of transaction banking experience.

  • John Ladany
  • Managing Director, Treasury and Trade Solutions
  • Correspondent Banking Group
  • Citi
  • John Ladany joined Citibank in September 2003. He is a Managing Director in the Correspondent Banking Group, Treasury and Trade Solutions in New York. John focuses on all aspects of Trade for the CBG globally. This includes export letters of credit, standby L/Cs/performance guarantees/bid bonds, reimbursements, various forms of outsourcing, and the types of trade financing favored by banks. Mr. Ladany was employed by The Bank of New York from 1993 to 2003 as a trade product specialist and salesperson. Prior to that he worked for Bankers Trust Company for nine years in cash management operations, trade product management, and trade sales. John is also active in BAFT, serving as co-chairman of its Trade Finance Committee.

  • Barry Tooker
  • Chief Product Officer & Global Head of Product Management
  • iSoftware4Banks, Inc.
  • Barry Tooker currently serves as the Chief Product Officer and Global Head of Global Product Management for iSoftware4Banks, Inc. He is a recognized expert in wholesale banking and has been involved in operations and systems transformation and modernization related projects for global banks and software firms as both a line manager and consultant for more than 45 years. Throughout his career, he has managed day to day operations for major money center and super regional banks. He has planned, organized, directed and managed major banking initiatives—including leading payment systems transformation efforts and other critical software installation projects—for financial services organizations around the world. Barry also serves on BAFT’s Payments Committee.