• Kimberly A. Reed
  • President and Chairman
  • Export-Import Bank of the United States
  • Ms. Kimberly A. Reed was sworn in as President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) on May 9, 2019. She is the first woman and first West Virginian to lead EXIM. Chairman Reed has spent her 23-year career leading efforts focused on American job creation, trade, economic development, food and agriculture, and government reform. She previously served as President of the International Food Information Council Foundation, Director of the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, Senior Advisor to two U.S. Secretaries of the Treasury, Vice President for Financial Markets Policy Relations at Lehman Brothers, and Counsel with the U.S. Congress. Recognized as one of the “100 Women Leaders in STEM,” Reed also served on several non-profit boards.

  • John Ahearn
  • Managing Director
  • Global Head, Trade
  • Citi
  • Mr. John Ahearn, a Managing Director in Citi’s Transaction Services (CTS) business, is currently responsible for global supply chain and trade finance, including export and agency financing, as well as asset optimization. Prior to joining Citi, Mr. Ahearn was with ABN Amro for eight years and was responsible for Financial Institutions and Head of Sales globally for the trade business. He also had senior roles at Bank of New York and started his banking career at JP Morgan as a Management Trainee. Mr. Ahearn is also on the Board of Directors for BAFT and the Pacific Rim Bankers Association.

  • Nancy B. Amert
  • Director, Trade Innovation Lab
  • CGI
  • Ms. Nancy Amert has 25+ years’ experience in credit and trade and is a recognized thought leader in supply chain finance (SCF) technologies used by global banks and their corporate customers. As Director of CGI’s Trade Innovation Lab, she is helping to lead and shape the strategic direction of the CGI Trade360 SaaS platform and its evolution into a fully integrated global solution for traditional trade, payables, receivables, collateral management and cash management. Ms. Amert and her team are actively engaged with global banks, leading fintechs and corporate clients in the exploration of Blockchain/DLT solutions, emerging technologies and intelligent processing automation (IPA) for trade finance and supply chain.

  • Steven Bash
  • Senior Vice President and Manager
  • International Banking and Trade Finance
  • City National Bank
  • Mr. Steven Bash is senior vice president and manager of City National Bank’s International Banking & Trade Finance department. He oversees the bank’s trade finance, trade services, supply chain programs, international credit and portfolio management, risk mitigation, global correspondent banking, and trade advisory services. Throughout his career, he has held a variety of leadership roles with other global financial institutions, including a posting as Managing Director, Hong Kong Branch for CoreStates Bank from 1989-1992. He currently serves as an appointee to the U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Finance Advisory Council (TFAC), a nonpartisan group of 20 private sector individuals, working on recommendations to increase access to export financing for U.S. small and medium size companies.

  • Geoffrey Brady
  • Head of Global Trade and Supply Chain Finance
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Mr. Geoffrey (Geoff) Brady is managing director and head of Global Trade and Supply Chain Finance in Global Transaction Services (GTS) at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. In this role, he oversees management of the origination and delivery of supply chain, receivables and trade finance products that provide liquidity, risk mitigation, and working capital optimization for the bank’s Corporate, Commercial and Business Banking clients. Prior to joining the bank back in August 2018, he was the Americas region executive for JP Morgan’s Global Trade & Loan Products business. Mr. Brady has more than 20 years of experience in banking and has held management roles in a variety of businesses including Portfolio Management and Payments in addition to Trade Finance.

  • Tod Burwell
  • President and CEO
  • BAFT
  • Mr. Tod Burwell is the President and Chief Executive Officer of BAFT. Prior to being promoted to CEO, he served as the Senior Vice President of Trade Products with oversight of all trade-related initiatives including the Global Trade Industry Council, Trade Committees, and other strategic initiatives of the organization. Mr. Burwell has nearly 30 years of trade, supply chain and cash management experience as a banking practitioner, as well as serving as a consultant to global corporations and suppliers of strategically integrated trade solutions. Prior to joining BAFT, Mr. Burwell was a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan Chase and held senior global management roles responsible for trade operations, launching the logistics business and managing global product sales for trade finance and logistics management.

  • Massimo Capretta
  • Partner
  • Mayer Brown
  • Mr. Massimo Capretta is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Chicago and New York offices and a member of the Banking and Finance practice. Mr. Capretta’s transactional practice focuses on representing both financial institutions and companies across a broad spectrum of domestic and international financing transactions. He has been involved in transactions spanning a number of key industries including automotive, heavy manufacturing, chemicals, metals and energy. Mr. Capretta has particular experience with domestic and cross-border trade receivables securitization, asset-based finance, factoring, supply chain/vendor finance, trade finance and other receivables monetization strategies. He regularly advises clients on the creation and management of bespoke receivables finance transactions.

  • Paul Coles
  • ITFA Board Member
  • Head of Global Transactional Distribution, GTRF
  • HSBC Bank
  • Mr. Paul Coles is responsible for overseeing the transactional distribution activity that supports HSBC’s GTRF business. His global role focuses on creating greater consistency in the processes, documentation and investor management, along with working with the regional teams on key multi-jurisdiction transactions. Prior to joining HSBC, Mr. Coles was the global coordinator and EMEA head for trade risk distribution at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Mr. Coles has also worked in the trade credit distribution team at ABN AMRO, and subsequently at RBS as the trade asset management regional head for the NV business (part of the legacy ABN AMRO network). He started his career over 20 years ago at London Forfaiting Company (a specialist trade finance provider) where he held a variety of trade finance roles. Mr. Coles has a BSc in Management Studies from Royal Holloway, University of London and is a member of the Board of the International Trade and Forfaiting Association (ITFA), where he currently chairs the Market Practice Committee.

  • Gregory Daco
  • Chief US Economist
  • Oxford Economics
  • Mr. Gregory Daco is Chief US Economist at Oxford Economics where he is responsible for producing the US economic outlook using Oxford Economics’ proprietary Global Economics Model. Mr. Daco directs the thematic research on the economy, the Fed and fiscal policy, and leads a team of high caliber economics producing intraday economic and financial market analysis. He conducts regular briefings on the global economy for corporate boards, trade associations and policy makers on all levels. Mr. Daco is often quoted in national and global publications and is a frequent guest of CNBC, Bloomberg and NPR. Prior to joining Oxford Economics, Mr. Daco was Director of US Macroeconomics at HIS Global Insight.

  • Devesh Desai
  • Principal
  • PwC
  • Mr. Devesh Desai is a Principal in PwC’s Financial Crime Unit practice with over 15 years of experience implementing risk and compliance solutions for Financial Services and FinTech firms. His main areas of focus are helping clients transform and optimize regulatory compliance programs for Financial Crime related areas such as AML, KYC, Fraud, OFAC Sanctions, Security and Trade Surveillance. He has worked on several transformation and regulatory remediation projects covering areas from compliance to operations. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and authored several white papers on risk and compliance topics.

  • Scott B. Ettien
  • EVP, Financial Solutions
  • Trade Credit Practice Leader – North America
  • Willis Towers Watson
  • Mr. Scott Ettien is the US Trade Credit Practice Leader for Willis Towers Watson. He and his team specialize in providing Trade Credit insurance expertise for financial institutions and corporations. Mr. Ettien joined Willis in 2010 and has built a strong team, mostly made up of former Trade Credit policy and risk underwriters to place and service programs for our various clients. Prior to joining Willis Towers Watson in 2010, he worked at Atradius Trade Credit Insurance, Inc., which is the second largest credit insurance company worldwide. Over his 25 years at Atradius, he held positions in accounting, direct sales, and was the head of sales for the East Region. Mr. Ettien spent the last five years as the Director of Global for North America. In that role, and was responsible for the commercial development of large global business from both a sales and commercial underwriting perspective. Mr. Ettien was elected to the Atradius Trade Credit Insurance, Inc. Board of Directors in 2005.

  • Stacey A. Facter
  • Senior Vice President, Trade Products
  • BAFT
  • Ms. Stacey Facter, Senior Vice President for Trade Products at BAFT, 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 helps members develop guidance tools for the trade industry. She 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.

  • William Fox
  • Managing Director, Global Financial Crimes Compliance Executive
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Co-Chair, Wolfsberg Group
  • Mr. William Fox is the Global Financial Crimes Compliance executive for Bank of America. He is responsible for the company’s Financial Crimes, Corruption and Economic Sanctions efforts. Prior to joining Bank of America, he served as the Director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). Appointed by Treasury Secretary John Snow in 2003, Mr. Fox was FinCEN’s fourth director and led the administration of the Bank Secrecy Act. Before his appointment as FinCEN Director, he served in the Department of the Treasury as well as at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF).

  • Matthew A Frohling
  • Managing Director
  • Head of North America Trade Sales
  • Global Trade & Receivables Guidance
  • HSBC Bank USA, N.A.
  • Mr. Matthew Frohling joined HSBC recently with over 30 years of experience banking experience. He manages trade sales for the HSBC global banking northeast sector. He and his team work closely with global relationship banking to deliver tailored working capital solutions to his client base. Prior to joining HSBC, Mr. Frohling managed the Asia trade sales team for a large US international bank out of Hong Kong. Mr. Frohling managed the Asia supply chain business from January 2011 through June 2016. Before moving to Asia with his family, Mr. Frohling managed supply chain finance for North America.

  • Mark Garfield
  • Head, Global Financial Institutions
  • Zions Bankcorp
  • Mr. Mark Garfield’s current role is Head of Global Financial Institutions at Zions Bancorporation responsible for foreign bank relationship development. He joined Zions Bancorporation in 2005. He has over 30 years of banking experience with 25 years in international banking management covering trade finance, trade services, foreign exchange, correspondent banking and product development. Throughout his career he has worked closely with corporate and commercial entities in the Midwest and Western U.S. providing banking support for cross-border trade. Mr. Garfield currently serves as a Director of BAFT and Chair of the Utah District Export Council. He served on the DEC National Advisory Board and Board of the World Trade Center, Utah. He holds a B.S. from the University of Colorado.

  • David Glaccum
  • Associate Administrator for International Trade
  • U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Mr. David M. Glaccum is the Associate Administrator for the Office of International Trade at the U.S. Small Business Administration. The mission of the Office of International Trade is to help small businesses find new markets and sell to a global customer base. Mr. Glaccum and his team accomplish this by executing SBA’s work on federal and state trade development, international trade finance, and international affairs and trade policy. Mr. Glaccum brings a variety of experience in federal and state government to the position. He previously served as Chief of Staff and Counselor to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, where he provided executive level planning, leadership, and directional support to the U.S. Mission staff, and developed strategic initiatives to drive forward U.S. foreign policy interests at the United Nations, including the negotiation and adoption of North Korea sanctions, and the systematic reform of peacekeeping missions resulting in nearly $900 million in savings to the United Nations peacekeeping budget.

  • Patricia Gomes
  • Executive Vice President
  • Head of Global Trade Receivables Finance, North America
  • HSBC Bank
  • Ms. Patricia Gomes is Head of Global Trade and Receivables Finance (GTRF), North America for HSBC. In this role, she is responsible for leading and managing the GTRF business across Commercial banking and Global Banking clients. With 20 years of experience in banking, Ms. Gomes joined GTRF from the Financial Institute Group (FIG), where she was Head of North America. She has worked for HSBC since 2004 in a variety of roles in London, Hong Kong and New York. Prior to joining HSBC, Ms. Gomes worked with Citigroup, in Financial Institutions coverage and Credit Risk Management in both London and Lisbon.

  • Sunil Gupta
  • Director, Global Trade Product Head
  • Bank of Montreal
  • Mr. Sunil Gupta has over 20 years of banking experience spanning various areas of Trade Finance & Financial Institutions. Prior to joining BMO, he spent 15 years at a major Canadian Bank and 2 years overseas with a leading Indian bank. In his current role, Mr. Gupta has global responsibility for leading the development and management of a profitable trade & supply chain finance product/service suite that meets client needs and enhances relationships.

  • Andrew Holmes
  • Head, North America Origination
  • Demica
  • Mr. Andrew Holmes joined Demica in 2018 to open the U.S. office and heads up Origination in North America. He previously worked for Barclays where he led the Trade and Working Capital team in the Americas, after having spent seven years in London in a variety of Trade Finance roles. Mr. Holmes holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

  • Tim House
  • Director, Market Development
  • Banking Alliances
  • Tradeshift
  • Mr. Tim House is the Director of Market Development for Fintech and Banking Alliances in North America for TradeShift. He is responsible for developing relationships and commercialization strategies for financial institutions providing working capital solutions on the TradeShift platform. Before TradeShift, he spent ten years in Wells Fargo and Wachovia’s Global Trade Services group where he was responsible for business development and technical implementations for the bank’s large corporate customers. Prior to Wells Fargo, Mr. House helped found and grow TradeBeam, a Global Trade Management SaaS provider, based in the San Francisco area.

  • Dan Juliano
  • Managing Director, Head of U.S. Trade Finance and Working Capital
  • TradeIX
  • Mr. Dan Juliano has over 25 years of experience working for B2B Networks, Enterprise Software, and FinTech companies. Experienced in areas of ERP, procurement/spend management, supply chain finance, and blockchain. Mr. Juliano was one of the founders of PrimeRevenue, the leading non-bank supply chain finance provider, where he spent 13 years. Today, he is working with TradeIX on their Trade Finance and Working Capitals solutions for banks and corporates and managing business development. TradeIX with R3 are the technology providers behind the Marco Polo Network, the largest trade finance bank consortium.

  • Rory Kaplan
  • Director, Senior Offering Manager
  • CGI Group Inc.
  • Mr. Rory Kaplan has more than 30 years of experience in trade and supply chain finance as both a banker and technology solution provider, covering operations, product management, and sales. As Offering Manager for CGI’s Trade and Supply Chain Solutions, Mr. Kaplan is responsible for emerging technology strategy and solutions, marketing, media engagement, partner development, and training. In his role, Mr. Kaplan also engages closely with clients to facilitate collaborative strategic forums, working groups, and product enhancements. As a manager within CGI, Mr. Kaplan has been a critical contributor in the exploration of Intelligent Process Automation and Blockchain solutions, working to integrate these with the Trade360 global platform.

  • Inho Lee
  • Head, Trade and Commodity Finance
  • IFC
  • Mr. Inho Lee has been with the IFC since 2000 working primarily in its Financial Institutions Department covering a variety of regions and sectors including East Asia, Eastern Europe in Banking, PE Funds, distressed assets and NBFIs. Since joining IFC trade finance unit (also part of FI Dept.) he has been heading its wholesale portfolio solutions products (GTLP, CCFP), commodity finance and direct loans for trade finance.

  • Steve Lotito
  • Managing Director
  • Head of Trade Finance, North America
  • MUFG
  • Mr. Steven Lotito is Managing Director and Head of Trade Finance in Transaction Banking for North America for MUFG Union Bank, N.A. In his role, he manages the sales and product management organizations responsible for advising the Bank’s client’s in the Corporate, Commercial and Japanese Corporate Banking teams in North America navigate some of the most important trade markets by delivering timely information on international markets, bring innovative products to market, provide trade financing solutions, and, risk management strategies. Mr. Lotito has more than 25 years’ experience in commodity finance and international trade finance. Prior to MUFG, he served as Senior Vice President and Head of Sales, Global Trade & Receivables Finance, North America and, Director and Head of Transaction Banking for the Americas at HSBC Bank USA and Australia & New Zealand Banking Group respectively.

  • Kirk Lundburg
  • President & CEO
  • Trade Technologies, Inc.
  • Mr. Kirk Lundburg is responsible for Trade Technologies' business strategy, execution and results. He brings over 35 years of international corporate, legal and technology experience to this role. Prior to joining Trade Technologies in 2001, he was a partner at Gunderson Dettmer, a leading venture finance and technology law firm. Before joining Gunderson Dettmer, he was a Vice President at Robert Half International Inc., a NYSE traded, international staffing company. Previously, Mr. Lundburg practiced corporate and securities law with the international law firm, Latham & Watkins.

  • Vinod Madhavan
  • Group Head, Trade
  • Standard Bank
  • Mr. Vinod Madhavan is currently Group Head: Trade, Standard Bank. In this role he is responsible for Trade, one of the universal capabilities identified by Standard Bank, to be delivered across the Group. Thereby, allowing Standard Bank to show up as one universal financial services organization, wherever they are based and whichever client segment they are servicing. He also has P&L responsibility for Trade across the Group (i.e., across sectors in Corporate & Investment Bank and divisions in Personal & Business Banking units). Standard Bank franchise (spanning 20 markets in Africa) offers trade and supply chain finance services and solutions, to clients in Institutional, Corporate, Commercial, Business and Enterprise client segments.

  • Alexander Malaket
  • President, OPUS Advisory Services International Inc.
  • Deputy Head of the Executive Committee, ICC Banking Commission
  • Mr. Alexander R. Malaket, CITP, is the President of OPUS Advisory Services International Inc., in Canada, and Founder and Managing Director of Trade Finance Associates Pte in Singapore. Mr. Malaket is recognized internationally as a specialist and senior consultant in international trade and trade finance, having advised top-tier financial services, corporate, government and international institution clients across the globe, and having developed and delivered a variety of training seminars on an international basis. Mr. Malaket serves as a member of the Executive Committee and Technical Advisor to the ICC Banking Commission in Paris, as Secretary/Treasurer of the World Trade Centre in Winnipeg and is a long-time member of the Toronto Regional Board of Trade/World Trade Centre, as well as a member of the SWIFT/ICC Industry Education Group on the Bank Payment Obligation. Mr. Malaket is a member of the Board of Directors of the Forum for International Trade Training, Ottawa, Canada. Mr. Malaket is the author of “Financing Trade and International Supply Chains”, published by Gower/Ashgate U.K..

  • Robert Mancini
  • Head of Payments
  • Finastra
  • Mr. Robert Mancini is a prominent senior executive with more than 20 years of experience in financial services with a diverse background in global banking, leading technology firms, and international research and consulting firms. He has worked in a senior capacity across diverse roles at four global banks and most recently was head of financial services, commercial banking for a $20 billion U.S. bank. Mr. Mancini has also been instrumental in developing payment and cash management roadmaps for Global Banks, and has played an integral role in helping banks shape their transformational journeys around corporate banking with a focus on payments and open banking. Since joining Finastra he has worked with financial institutions to develop strategies to improve operational efficiency, enhance the client experience and future-proofing bank investment with modern solutions.

  • Michael McDonough
  • Conference Co-Chair
  • Head of Product Management, Trade Finance, North America
  • MUFG
  • Mr. Mike McDonough has been with MUFG Union Bank, N.A. in NYC since 2016 as Head of Trade Finance Product Management for the Americas Transaction Banking team. Previously, he spent four years with HSBC’s Global Trade & Receivables Finance group, both in San Francisco leading the bank’s west coast corporate Trade sales efforts and prior to that in NYC as North America regional head of Global Trade and Receivables Finance Product management. From 2004-2012, he served as Global Product Head of BNY Mellon’s Trade Finance business, also serving in several sales and business development capacities, while he was there.

  • Donna M. Murphy
  • Deputy Comptroller for Compliance Risk Policy
  • Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
  • Ms. Donna Murphy is the Deputy Comptroller for Compliance Risk Policy at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. In this role, she oversees the development of policy and examination procedures for Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering issues, as well as consumer compliance, fair lending, and the Community Reinvestment Act. Prior to assuming this role, she served as Director of the OCC’s Community and Consumer Law Division, overseeing the office that provides legal interpretations, advice and support on consumer protection, fair lending, and community reinvestment issues to OCC policymakers, managers and staff. Ms. Murphy joined the OCC in 2013 from the United States Department of Justice where she served in various capacities in the Civil Rights Division, including managing the Division’s fair lending enforcement program for 10 years. She received her law degree from Yale Law School, and is a summa cum laude graduate of the American University in Washington, D.C.

  • Rob Nichols
  • President and CEO
  • American Bankers Association
  • Mr. Rob Nichols is the president and CEO of the American Bankers Association, which represents banks of all sizes and charters and is the voice for the nation’s $17 trillion banking industry. Mr. Nichols joined ABA in August 2015 following ten years at the helm of the Financial Services Forum, a non-partisan financial and economic policy organization. Before joining the Forum, Mr. Nichols served in the George W. Bush administration as the assistant secretary for public affairs at the Treasury Department, a position requiring confirmation by the United States Senate. In this role, he acted as chief spokesperson and head of the office of public liaison, serving as the Treasury’s lead representative with the media, business, professional trade organizations, consumer groups and the public.

  • Oliver O’Connell
  • Contributing Editor
  • TXF
  • Mr. Oliver O’Connell is the New York-based contributing editor for TXF. He has covered the trade, supply chain, export and commodity finance markets for various publications since 2004 and has chaired and moderated numerous industry events and conferences. Currently, he is helping develop TXF’s new Financing International Trade platform through a series of podcasts and thought leadership interviews.

  • Caryn Pace
  • Head of Portfolio and Product Risk
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Ms. Caryn Pace is an Executive Director in the Corporate & Investment Bank of J.P. Morgan, based in New York. Ms. Pace leads the North America Supply Chain Finance Program Management team in Global Trade & Loan Products. Her team is responsible for program management, supplier sales, technical implementation, and analytics. Previously, she held positions within Global Trade as the business manager for Global Sales and North America. She received her bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and has worked at J.P. Morgan for 11 years.

  • Daniel Pinho
  • Senior Vice President and Assistant Group Manager
  • PNC Bank NA
  • Mr. Daniel Pinho is senior vice president and assistant group manager at PNC’s Trade Finance group. He has over 20 years of experience in structured financing programs. Prior to joining PNC, Mr. Pinho was a Manager at UPS Capital Business Credit where he supervised the Export Credit Agency Operations group. He also served as Director of Trade Finance at a consulting firms in Brazil. Mr. Pinho also serves on BAFT’s North American Council and co-chairs the Structured Trade and Export Finance Committee. He is a member of the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting and is chair of the board of Ten Thousand Villages in Pittsburgh, a fair trade nonprofit organization.

  • Harriette Resnick
  • Co-Head, ICC Sustainability Working Group
  • International Chamber of Commerce Banking Commission
  • Ms. Harriette Resnick has extensive experience representing clients’ business interests globally and expertise in international commercial, legal and compliance issues. She is a co-chair of the ICC Banking Commission Working Group on Sustainable Trade Finance. Harriette was internal counsel to JPMorgan from 1988- 2017. As Managing Director & Associate General Counsel, she led the legal team supporting the Global Trade unit within JPMorgan's Corporate & Investment Bank. In May, 2019, Harriette received a Masters in Environmental Law from Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law. She has a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

  • Steven Ricchiuto
  • Managing Director
  • Chief Economist - Fixed Income
  • Mizuho Securities USA LLC
  • Mr. Ricchiuto is a Managing Director and Chief Economist of Mizuho Securities USA (MSUSA). As Chief Economist, Mr. Ricchiuto is responsible for formulating and marketing the firm’s macroeconomic and interest rate forecasts and providing clients with a strategic outlook on the U.S. economy and financial markets. Prior to joining Mizuho Securities USA, Mr. Ricchiuto worked at Svenska Handelsbanken and at ABN AMRO, where he was Chief U.S. Economist and Head of Fixed Income Research for the region. He has more than thirty five years of experience in the financial services industry. Mr. Ricchiuto is a well-known and highly regarded economist, with extensive appearances on various business news television and radio programs and is regularly quoted in the print media. His latest book:” Symptomatic to Systemic traces the history of post war business cycles and how financial debacles have evolved from being caused by the cycle to leading the cycle.

  • Jon Richman
  • Conference Co-Chair
  • Managing Director, Head of U.S. Trade and Working Capital
  • Global Transaction Banking, US
  • Santander
  • Based in New York, Mr. Jon Richman currently heads the US Trade and Working Capital business for Santander in the U.S., which includes its Lending, Letter of Credit, Receivables, Supply Chain Finance, and Trade funding activities. Mr. Richman was brought in to fulfill Santander’s ambitious growth plans or its trade finance globally and its corporate and investment banking business in the U.S. For the ten years prior to joining Santander, Mr. Richman was with Deutsche Bank and held responsibilities that included the running of its trade finance business in the Americas. Jon was also with Standard Chartered Bank for over twenty years, which included senior positions in London and Hong Kong – the most recent of which was Head of Transactional Banking for North Asia.

  • Katie Rismanchi
  • Policy Advisor, Regulatory Affairs Department
  • Institute of International Finance
  • Ms. Rismanchi joined the Institute of International Finance’s Regulatory Affairs Department in May 2019. Among other topics, Ms. Rismanchi contributes to the IIF’s work on prudential capital standards, impact assessments, resolution and market fragmentation. Before joining the IIF, Ms. Rismanchi worked for over six years as an economist and prudential policy expert at the Bank of England. She worked on a range of microprudential and macroprudential banking topics and spent one year as a seconded financial stability expert to the European Systemic Risk Board in Frankfurt.

  • Diana Rodriguez
  • Senior Director, International Policy
  • BAFT
  • Ms. Diana Rodriguez is Senior Director, International Policy of BAFT. Prior to joining BAFT, she was appointed by the White House as Senior Advisor for International Trade at the U.S. Small Business Administration. Ms. Rodriguez has over 10 years of experience developing and shaping trade policy and leading international coalitions to advance private sector priorities. Earlier in her career she led North American policy efforts for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and held various roles at the Woodrow Wilson Center and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She received a BA from UCSD, and a Master’s Degree from Columbia University.

  • Juan-Jose Ruiz
  • Head of Strategy and Business Development, TradeLens
  • IBM Industry Platforms
  • Mr. Ruiz is a global strategy and business development executive with experience in the technology, financial services, and media/information industries. He is currently leading Strategy and Business Development at IBM for TradeLens, the industry platform for the digitization of global trade. Prior to IBM he played a number of strategic and operational roles at Thomson Reuters based in Europe, Asia, and the Americas including leading Strategic Alliances globally and developing growth strategies across business units. Mr. Ruiz started his professional career as a software engineer in Spain developing some of the early web-based b2b marketplaces.

  • Kirk Samson
  • Owner
  • Samson Atlantic LLC
  • Mr. Kirk Samson founded the political risk consulting firm Samson Atlantic in 2015. He is a former U.S. diplomat, military officer and international law advisor with over two decades of overseas experience. Mr. Samson works with U.S. companies to research opportunities to successfully expand into foreign markets, with an emphasis on Europe. He is a Senior Analyst for UK-based Global Risk Insights, with numerous publications on political risk analysis, and a Director of the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago. Mr. Samson also trains clients in effective global and cross-cultural communication strategies, having led or participated in international negotiations in over 35 nations.

  • Karl Schamotta
  • Chief Market Strategist
  • Cambridge Global Payments
  • Mr. Karl Schamotta leads Cambridge’s currency research group, focused on analyzing shifts in the world economy and creating strategies that help businesses harness market volatility. He has built risk management and trading programmes for hundreds of major corporations, and is a regular contributor to a number of international finance publications. He regularly appears in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Reuters, BNN, CNN and CNBC. You can follow him at @vsualst on Twitter.

  • Rogier Schulpen
  • Global Head of Trade & Working Capital Solutions
  • Santander
  • Mr. Rogier Schulpen, Global Head of Trade & Working Capital Solutions at Santander, is responsible for all trade finance products: Supply Chain Finance, Documentary Trade and Structured Trade and Commodity Finance. In addition, Mr. Schulpen leads the Regulation, Capital and Liquidity team for Global Transaction Banking. The Trade & Working Capital Solutions group is globally organized and has professionals in 12 countries spread over Europe, the Americas, and Asia. Mr. Schulpen started his career at MeesPierson in the Netherlands, working in the commodity finance team. He subsequently moved to ABN Amro Bank in London and Brazil, where he lead the soft commodities market in Latin America.

  • Radish Singh
  • Partner – Forensic / Financial Crimes Compliance Leader – SEA
  • Deloitte
  • Ms. Radish Singh has 20+ years of experience in the field of financial services regulations, compliance, anti-bribery and corruption, conduct of business and financial crime (AML/Sanctions). She currently leads Deloitte’s South East Asia Financial Crime Compliance practice. Her clientele includes major global and local Banks in Singapore. Broadly, her experience includes regulatory, business conduct policy formulation, legislative drafting, anti-money laundering, outsourcing, implementing anti-bribery and corruption policy, advising on data protection matters, establishing corporate governance codes, stock exchange supervision/rules and securities laws. Ms. Singh has been actively presenting on global regulatory reform as a result of the G20 initiatives to major banks and institutions in Singapore as well as in various public forums.

  • Joshua Stein
  • Vice President, Accounting & Financial Management
  • American Bankers Association
  • Mr. Stein arrived to the American Bankers Association in October 2017. He works alongside Mike Gullette in the ABA’s efforts with the FASB and the U.S. banking regulators in helping bankers understand and implement policies and regulations related to accounting, financial reporting, internal controls, and capital management. Specifically, Mr. Stein is working on efforts related the implementation of FASB’s CECL standard. Mr. Stein brings to the ABA almost twenty years of experience. Mr. Stein started his career as an auditor for KPMG, where he concentrated on financial institutions. He worked as an analyst and an inspector for the PCAOB. He also worked in an accounting policy position at a large private equity firm. Mr. Stein is a Certified Public Accountant.

  • Geoffrey Wynne
  • Partner
  • Sullivan & Worcester
  • Mr. Geoffrey Wynne is head of Sullivan & Worcester’s London office and also head of its Trade & Export Finance Group. He has extensive experience in banking and finance, specifically trade and structured trade and commodity finance, receivable financings, corporate and international finance, asset and project finance, syndicated lending, equipment leasing and workouts and restructurings. Mr. Wynne is one of the leading trade finance lawyers and has advised extensively many of the major trade finance banks, multilateral financers and companies around the world on trade and commodity transactions in virtually every emerging market including CIS, Far East, India, Africa and Latin America. He has worked on many structured trade transactions covering such diverse commodities as oil, nickel, steel, tobacco, cocoa and coffee. He has also advised on ownership structures and repos for commodities and receivables financings