• F.H. Ahlborn
  • Senior Vice President
  • Head of Insurance, Consumer Finance and Large Cap Depository Institutions
  • U.S. Bank
  • Mr. Frank H. Ahlborn is a Senior Vice President and Head of Large Cap Financial Institutions at US Bank. His responsibilities include oversight of the origination and management of credit, capital markets, trade finance and corporate banking products for financial institutions clients. Prior to joining U.S. Bank, Mr. Ahlborn also served in various investment banking and corporate finance roles at Salomon Smith Barney, Wachovia and MetLife.

  • 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.

  • Dyanne Carenza
  • Vice President, Head Trade Finance
  • Global Business Payments, Global Banking & Markets
  • Scotiabank
  • Ms. Dyanne Carenza is a world-wise executive with experience in transaction banking, lending, and strategy creation. She is a multi-lingual, enterprise solutions leader with a track record for building relationships and leading high performance teams. Ms. Carenza re-joined Scotiabank in 2017. In her current role as VP Trade Finance, she has global responsibility to build the traditional trade and supply chain finance businesses. She is passionate about trade and in helping businesses be successful in international markets.

  • Amanda Cimaglia
  • Managing Director, ESG
  • Solebury Trout
  • Ms. Amanda Cimaglia leads Solebury Trout’s Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) practice, which guides companies on ESG strategies that create long-term value and drive stakeholder engagement. Ms. Cimaglia works closely with management teams and boards to create, improve and communicate purposed-driven ESG initiatives that can reduce risk and create opportunities. Prior to joining Solebury Trout, Ms. Cimaglia served as AVP, Investor Relations & ESG at Hannon Armstrong, where she built an award-winning investor relations program, garnering IR Magazine’s 2019 Best Overall Investor Relations (Small Cap) Award and was a finalist for Best ESG Reporting. She has served as a member of the ESG working groups for the NYSE and the American Council on Renewable Energy.

  • Alisa DiCaprio
  • Head of Trade and Supply Chain
  • R3
  • Ms. Alisa DiCaprio is the Head of Global Trade Strategy at R3 in New York City. She joined from Asian Development Bank where she was a senior economist working on digital trade, trade finance and innovation. She has also worked in both the public and private sectors on export promotion, trade negotiations, and labor issues.

  • Lisa Frazier
  • Executive Vice President, Head of Innovation Group
  • Wells Fargo
  • Ms. Lisa Frazier is the head of Wells Fargo’s Innovation Group, an enterprise-wide organization devoted to accelerating the company’s delivery of next-generation, customer-inspired technologies, products, and services. Prior, Ms. Frazier led digital programs as the Chief Digital Officer for Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) and as a Partner at McKinsey & Company. Ms. Frazier has received four Canstar “Innovation in Financial Services” awards. She was recognized for her leadership in developing the CBA mobile app, which was named Money Magazine’s “Most Innovative Financial Services Product” in 2014 and ranked sixth globally in the Forrester rankings in its launch year.

  • 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.

  • Takis Georgakopoulos
  • Head of Wholesale Payments
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Mr. Takis Georgakopoulos is head of Wholesale Payments for J.P. Morgan, the firm’s global business that combines cash management, payment solutions and merchant services to corporate clients, financial institutions and governments. He also oversees the Product, Client Service & Implementations and Sales teams globally. Mr. Georgakopoulos joined JPMorgan Chase in 2007 as head of Corporate Strategy. Previously he was a partner at McKinsey & Company in New York, where he helped lead the Asset Management and Retirement practice.

  • Inna Gogoua
  • Vice President & Director
  • International Financial Institutions
  • Financial Institutions Group
  • PNC Bank, National Association
  • Ms. 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 in Europe, Latin America, MENA, India and Australia. Prior to joining PNC, Ms. Gogoua worked in the Commercial Real Estate and Equipment Finance departments at Huntington National Bank. She is a member and chair of the board of Cleveland Foreign Credit group, an association for corporate companies, financial institutions and intermediaries engaged in facilitation of international business. In 2016, she participated in BAFT’s Future Leaders program and is a member of the Future Leaders Council.

  • Madhav Goparaju
  • Global Head of Innovation, Enterprise Payments and Global Transaction Services
  • Bank of America
  • Mr. Madhav Goparaju is a Senior Expert in the Chicago office of McKinsey & Company. He has just recently joined McKinsey and brings over 16 years of industry experience (RBS, ABN Amro, and Wells Fargo) and seven years of consulting experience while at E&Y and Capco. Mr. Goparaju has experience as a banking practitioner and consultant and his track-record of building and managing both Capco and E&Y’s first Transaction Banking Advisory service line are a solid foundation to lead McKinsey's North American tranaction banking service line.

  • Carsten Hils
  • Global Head of Payments Division
  • INTL FCStone
  • Mr. Carsten Hils has been with INTL FCStone Inc. since 2003. The idea for the payments business was born when Mr. Hils worked at a major financial institution servicing global aid & development and multi-national corporate clients. The clients had great difficulty disbursing funds to the developing world and most financial institutions were not set-up to support payments in local currency to developing countries in Asia, Africa and the Americas. As a result, Mr. Hils started the global payment business at INTL FCStone, and manages it globally, focusing on a technology driven, one-stop-solution that allows clients to make payments securely and efficiently.

  • John Hunter
  • Managing Director & and Product Executive, Global Payments
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Mr. John Hunter is the Global Head of Clearing for JPMorgan Chase. Mr. Hunter is responsible for commercial payments, treasury payments, and core clearing solutions across all major currencies. He is also responsible for innovation in cross border payments and was one of the inventors of JPM’s Interbank Information Network (IIN).Mr. Hunter has worked in cash management and payments services for over 20 years. He has held management positions in financial services cash management consulting at Accenture and has served as an FI industry manager at both Hewlett-Packard and Adobe systems.

  • Ann McCormick
  • Director, Trade and Supply Chain Product Management
  • Bank of America
  • Ms. Ann F. McCormick is Director, Trade and Supply Chain Product Enablement and Solutioning at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. She is responsible for delivering a globally consistent client platform experience for all Trade Finance products. Additionally, she leads the strategy and execution of all global Trade product platform innovation as well as ensuring ongoing scale, compliance and flexibility to support the global product roadmap and client needs. Prior to this role, Ms. McCormick was a Line of Business Executive at Bottomline Technologies responsible of the overall profitability, growth and operational execution for the Paymode-X supply chain automation network.

  • Nicole Meyer
  • Founder & Managing Partner
  • The Meyer Partnership
  • Ms. Nicole has over twenty years’ experience in Transaction Banking, having spent most of her career at Citibank, her last role as Managing Director, Team Leader for Citibank’s North American Financial Institutions Cash Management sales team. Nicole’s search experience includes hiring mid and senior-level executives for roles ranging from the Global Head of Transaction Banking, to the Global Head of Payments, to Heads of Regions and Countries, Heads of Product, Sales, and Service, and Heads of Operational Risk. Her expertise is in the areas of Cash Management, Digital, Payments and Liquidity, Trade/Working Capital/Supply Chain Finance, Securities Services/Custody, and Corporate and Commercial Banking.

  • David Scola
  • Chief Executive, Americas & UK
  • SWIFT
  • Mr. David Scola has recently been appointed as SWIFT’s Head of North America. He is responsible for key client relationships and business development across the region. Prior to joining SWIFT, Mr. Scola served as the Global Head of Financial Institutions of Corporate Banking at Barclays London. Previously, he held senior positions at Deutsche Bank and Bank of New York in product management and strategy across various transaction banking products including custody, corporate trust, cash, trade and liquidity.

  • Christian Stolcke
  • Managing Director
  • Global Head of Banks & Head of Corporate & Institutional Clients, Americas
  • UBS
  • Mr. Christian Stolcke is a Capital Markets and Transaction Banking veteran who spent his career successfully growing service businesses and implementing large scale performance improvement programs across Shared Services, Operations and Technology. Mr. Stolcke holds a dual role at UBS as Global Head of Banks and Head of Corporate Subsidiary Banking in the Americas, both within the Corporate and Institutional Client Business. He is responsible for managing relationships with global banks and regulated broker from a coverage, risk and strategic perspective. Furthermore, he oversees the Transaction Banking business serviced out of Switzerland, which encompasses Cash, Securities and Trade & Export finance for Financial Institutions. Additionally, Mr. Stolcke manages UBS's fast growing Corporate Subsidiary Banking franchise in the Americas.

  • Anton Suphal
  • Director, Product Strategy, Global Transaction Banking
  • Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
  • Mr. Anton Suphal is Director, Product Strategy at RBC’s Banks, Brokers & Exchanges group. Anton leads RBC's BBE Product Strategy team and is responsible for the development and implementation of product delivery and strategy to drive RBC’s transaction banking business. In his role, Mr. Suphal formulates value-added solutions for regional bank, global financial institution and broker-dealer segments. He leads strategic activities to address disruptive market changes, major industry initiatives and new technologies and innovations. Prior to his current role, Anton held numerous positions with RBC Capital Markets, the Government of Canada and TD Bank. In 2019, he participated in BAFT’s Future Leaders program.

  • Melinda Watson
  • General Manager, The Americas
  • TradeIX Limited
  • Ms. Melinda Watson, Managing Director Americas for TradeIX, an award-winning technology platform provider driving trade and working capital finance innovation with a distributed, blockchain-powered solution is a highly accomplished and visionary Global Senior Executive, and Consultant with more than 25 years of success in professional services, sales, blockchain, cloud, and IoT. Leveraging extensive experience with strategic sales, digital business transformations, and the ability to translate vision into rapid top line and bottom-line success, she is a valuable advisor for any multinational organization seeking guidance with premium engagements, maximizing mobile applications, driving innovation and services-led license sales, and embedded services.

  • Kenneth Wong
  • Head, Global Transaction Banking Product Strategy and Innovation
  • TD Bank
  • Mr. Ken Wong is Head of Product Strategy and Innovation for the Global Transaction Bank at TD Bank that encompasses the Financial Institutions, Cash Management and Trade Finance lines-of-business. He has been in the financial Industry for over 27 years in different business divisions from Consumer Banking to Corporate and Institutional Banking with roles from Front Office Financial Services Sales and Relationship Management to Back Office Operations and Technology. He is a seasoned Treasury, Cash Management and Payments practitioner with extensive experience in the Foreign Exchange integrated Payments and Clearing space. He has extensive international exposure with working assignments in Asia, Europe, Middle East and North America.