Certificate In Introductory Transaction Banking (CITB)
CITB Advisors
  • Andy J. Arduini
  • SVP/Group Head
  • Structured Lending, SCF & Global Advisory
  • Huntington National Bank
  • Mr. Arduini joined Huntington Bank, headquartered in Columbus, OH, in 2009. He has responsibility for Huntington’s Structured Lending, Supply Chain Finance & Global Advisory Practices. He also oversees the bank’s country risk management program. Mr. Arduini has corporate lending and cross-border business experience dating back to 2001, primarily at GE Capital and ABN AMRO prior to Huntington. He earned a MBA from the Carey School of Business at Johns Hopkins University and a post-graduate certificate in Executive Leadership from the Wharton School of Business. He is a CTP holder and maintains certifications in supply chain finance (CSCF) and payments (CertPAY) from the London Institute of Banking and Finance.

  • Lisa Chin
  • Director
  • Global Financial Crimes Division (GFCD)
  • MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
  • Lisa Chin has been the Global AML Head of Trade Finance for MUFG Bank since 2019. Previously, she spent 25 years with JPMorgan Chase, first in the Trade Finance department, then in the AML department supporting Trade Finance. In 2015, she moved to HSBC Bank as the U.S. Head of AML Compliance for Trade Finance. In 2017, she became the Chief Examiner for The London Institute of Banking and Finance’s new certification, Certificate in Trade Finance Compliance (CTFC). Lisa currently holds her CDCS and CAMs certifications.

  • Kaushik Chakravorty
  • Director, Global Transaction Services
  • Bank of America
  • Kaushik Chakravorty is a Director in the Financial Institution Sales group in Global Transaction Services at Bank of America. Based in Toronto, Kaushik is responsible for client coverage of the Canadian and part of the US market. He joined the bank in 2013 and has over 20 years of transaction banking experience across Asia and North America. He has specialized in structuring balance sheet friendly working capital, cash management, and trade and supply chain solutions for corporates as well as correspondent banking services for financial institutions. Previously, Kaushik worked at ANZ Banking Group, BNP Paribas and American Express Bank where he held various roles in transaction services spanning product development and sales. He has led and participated in multiple panel discussions on trade finance.

  • Thomas F. Matthias
  • Vice President – Global Trade
  • Regions
  • Thomas F. Matthias is a Global Trade Sales Officer for trade finance and trade banking services in Regions’ Global Trade Finance Department. In this capacity, he is responsible for delivering customized trade finance solutions for Regions’ clients engaged in international business. Mr. Matthias joined Regions Bank in 2016 as Vice President with trade finance and trade banking business development responsibilities for the Georgia East Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia markets. Thomas F. Matthias has been involved in International Markets for the past 25 years. Prior to joining Regions Bank, Mr. Matthias was First Vice President at SunTrust Bank in the same role and was the Lead Credit Officer at the Export-Import Bank of the United States responsible for Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Small & Medium Enterprises. Mr. Matthias holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA and a master’s degree in business administration from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

  • Daniel Pinho
  • Senior Vice President and Assistant Group Manager
  • Trade Finance
  • PNC
  • Daniel Pinho is a Senior Vice President & Assistant Group Manager in the Trade Finance group for PNC Bank, NA. He is responsible for marketing, selling, originating, and servicing a specialty loan portfolio to support trade finance. He also directly provides support for significant customer account relationships. Mr. Pinho is a member of the North America Council and co-chairs the Structure Trade Finance committee at BAFT.

  • Stacey A. Facter
  • Senior Vice President – Trade Products
  • BAFT
  • For the last seven years, as Senior Vice President for Trade Products at BAFT, Ms. Facter is responsible for managing all the Association’s activities related to trade products and serves as the primary subject matter expert for trade issues, overseeing and managing BAFT’s trade councils, committees and working groups and helping develop guidance tools for the trade industry. Ms. Facter serves as a public spokesperson for the organization to stakeholders, regulators and policy makers on industry matters affecting the international trade finance community and is BAFT’s primary technical resource for trade related education and training.

    Ms. Facter has more than twenty-five years of experience in international banking, including over twenty years with JP Morgan Chase Bank, covering emerging markets, international trade finance, cash and risk management, and securities collateral management.

    She was credit trained at Irving Trust Company and holds an MBA in Finance and International Business from NYU’s Stern School of Business.