India Trade Finance Workshop
August 9, 2017
Sofitel Mumbai BKC
Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East
Mumbai, 400051

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Binny Jacob
Product Consultant

Ms. Binny Jacob has been working with Pelican since 1998 predominately in risk and compliance domain. She has deep understanding of Sanctions and Anti Money Laundering domain and is well versed with the issues that banks and corporate face in Compliance. Since 2003, she has been actively involved in the development of Pelican’s Compliance product, Pelican Compliance which provides Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing based risk and compliance solutions. She was instrumental in providing mission critical Risk & Compliance solutions. She has worked with global banks like Toronto Dominion Bank, Commerzbank, Union Bank and State Bank of India.

Stacey Facter
Senior Vice President, Trade Products

Ms. Stacey Facter is a Senior Vice President, Trade Products where she has oversight of all trade-related advocacy, education and product-related initiatives for the association and its membership. She participates in BAFT trade committees and regional councils to advance the trade finance agenda of member institutions, including working toward standardizing trade definitions, documentation and regulations for industry adoption and consistent use. Ms. Facter has more than 25 years of experience in international banking, including over 20 years with JP Morgan Chase, covering emerging markets, international trade finance, cash and risk management, and securities collateral management.

Kai Fehr photoKai S. Fehr
Head of Trade, Asia Pacific
International Trade Services
Wells Fargo & Company

Based in Singapore and as Head of Trade – Asia Pacific, Kai Fehr leads International Trade Service to further build Wells Fargo’s trade business for Financial Institutions and Corporate Clients in Asia Pacific.
Kai joined Wells Fargo from Barclays Bank in Singapore, where he was Managing Director and Head of Trade & Working Capital for Asia Pacific, leading trade sales, trade product and trade asset distribution. Prior to Barclays, Kai was with UniCredit’s Markets and Investment Bank in Singapore where he had various roles leading a distressed debt special situation fund in the Philippines as well as being responsible for structured trade facilities, commodity finance for Asian clients.

Kai has also been the Chair of the Banking Environmental Initiative (BEI) sustainable shipment working group to achieve zero net deforestation through innovation in the trade finance supply chain. Kai was born in Germany, and has a Master degree in Law from the University of Munich (LMU) and a Bachelor degree in Economics from the University of Bayreuth.

Kai Fehr photoSwaminathan Janakiraman
Chief General Manager, FIG
State Bank of India

Swaminathan Janakiraman is the Head of Financial Institutions Group (FIG) at SBI’s Corp. Hqrs in Mumbai. FIG is part of the International Banking Group vertical, which manages the Bank's network of 194 overseas offices across 36 countries. SBI is the largest Commercial bank in India with over 22,000 branches. As the head of FIG, he drives SBI’s Correspondent Banking relationships which include Institutional Sales, Trade Finance and Payments Products. FIG team in SBI manages the CB relationships and RMAs, spread across 119 countries. Mr. Janakiraman also holds the position of Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) for SBI’s International Banking Group.

Prior to this role, he was the head of Global Trade Services within the International Banking Group. In this role, he was responsible for Trade Finance Business and Trade Operations of SBI’s overseas offices. In a career spanning 28 years with SBI, he has held a variety of assignments across Corporate Banking, Trade Finance, Retail Banking & Branch Management. This includes an assignment at SBI's US Operations in New York as the Head of Trade Finance. He also served on the Board of Bank of Bhutan, an SBI JV in Bhutan.

He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) as well as Certified Documentary Credit Specialist (CDCS) and holds an Executive MBA from NIBM India.

Kai Fehr photoK.V. Karthik
Partner, Deloitte Forensic, Financial Advisory
Deloitte India

Mr. KV Karthik is a Partner and leads the Financial Services sector within Deloitte’s Forensic practice in India. He is also the India Financial Crime Leader in the APAC Financial Crime Network. Mr. Karthik has extensive experience in financial crime management having spent more than 18 years advising large corporates in financial services across private and public sectors that includes banks, brokerages, private equity firms as well as insurance companies. With a deep understanding of the Indian and South Asian market, Mr. Karthik has led large scale remediation and investigation projects including regulatory driven investigations for both domestic and regional financial institutions.

He has done extensive work in the areas of anti-money laundering, anti-fraud advisory, counter terrorist financing, economic and trade sanctions, anti-bribery and corruption and devising new target operating models for financial institutions to respond to regulatory shifts and demands. He was also part of a team, advising the Government of India during the FATF review.

Krishnan Parameswaran
BAFT Trade Finance Workshop trainer
Corporate Trainer and Advisor – International Trade and Finance

Mr. Krishnan Parameswaran started his career as a banker and spent more than 35 years in banking industry. He has now been practicing in the field of International trade and finance. He is providing consultancy service and in house training for corporates in structuring trade products and FEMA related issues to companies such as Adani group, BASF India, HPCL, L& T group companies, Mahindra, Outokumpu – (Finland),RPG, Sun Pharma, Tata group, Tecnimont , Thermax, Trumpf GmbH, Toyo Engineering, Vedanta group, WIPRO and others.

His professional association and in house training with institutions include Bankers Training College of Reserve Bank of India, Bank of America, Bank of Tokyo & Mitsubishi, BNP Paribas, Bank of New York Mellon, Central Bank of India, Citi Bank, Dena Bank, Development Bank of Singapore, Deutsche Bank, Dun and Bradstreet, HDFC Bank, HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank, ICICI Bank, IDBI Bank, Indusind Bank, Kotak Bank, Union Bank of Switzerland, UCO Bank, World Trade Centre, CRISIL, Dun & Bradstreet, International Chamber of Commerce India, Confederation of Indian Industries, Indo German Chambers, Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India, Foreign Exchange Dealers Association of India, Federation of Indian Exporters Organization and Institute of Chartered Accountants.

He is also an Associate Professor with S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai India, teaching International Finance for their Dubai, Singapore, Sydney and Mumbai centers.