Speakers

DAY 1 - Monday, June 7
  • Mark Garfield
  • Head, Global Financial Institutions
  • Zions Bancorporation
  • 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.

  • Michael Hogan


  • Michael Hogan, formerly, Managing Director and Head of Transaction Banking EMEA at MUFG. Mr. Hogan leads the coverage of the transaction banking business, including client sales and product management across the EMEA region. He is also responsible for deepening existing client relationships and identifying and developing new client business across a broad sector, comprising both multinational and large local corporates. He has a career in banking and finance spanning over 25 years, with a proven track record across General Management, Relationship Management, Product Sales and Management and Marketing. He joined MUFG from National Australia Bank Limited, where he built and led a Trade and Commodity business in Asia. Prior to this he worked for Standard Chartered Bank for 17 years in both Cash and Trade, most recently as Managing Director, and was a Member of the Business Leadership Teams for both the Group and Wholesale Bank.

  • James H. Peterson
  • (Retired)
  • Managing Director
  • The Northern Trust International Banking Corporation
  • James H. Peterson (Retired0 was a Managing Director of The Northern Trust International Banking Corporation and heads the Global Marketing and Relationship Management team. He is responsible for global business development and managing our international banking relationships. Mr. Peterson also coordinates the credit aspects of client relationships. Prior to joining Northern Trust, he held International Cash Management, International Marketing, International Correspondent Banking and International Operations positions with Money Center and Super regional U.S. Banks.

  • Oz Akendiz
  • North American Trade Sales Head
  • Citibank
  • Oz Akdeniz is the North America Trade Sales Head at Citibank overseeing a team of Trade and Supply Chain professionals who work with Citi’s Institutional Client Group (ICG). Throughout his career Oz has been passionate about delivering innovative solutions to Multi-National Clients who operate in complexities of international corporate banking.

  • Julian Oldale
  • Head of Transaction Solutions for Banks
  • BNP Paribas
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  • Nick Smit
  • Head, Financial Institutions Americas
  • ING
  • Nick Smit is a Managing Director, Head of Financial Institutions North America, with responsibility for originating and executing transactions for financial institution clients in North America, including asset managers, insurance companies, and banks. Nick has 18 years experience in the financial industry, primarily in corporate and global client relationship management. After he joined ING in 1995 as an Account Manager in Global Clients based in Amsterdam, he held various management roles within ING’s global banking network, including Head of Corporate Banking in Geneva, Head of Global Clients and Head of Corporate Clients for the Nordic Region based in Brussels, and Chief of Staff for ING’s global corporate and institutional business based in Amsterdam. Prior to joining ING, he worked in international trade and export finance at Standard Merchant Bank in Johannesburg.

    DAY 2 – Tuesday, June 8
  • Todd Burwell
  • President & 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.

  • Paul Camp
  • CEO Treasury Services
  • BNY Mellon
  • Paul Camp is the Chief Executive Officer of BNY Mellon Treasury Services and a member of the BNY Mellon Executive Committee, the company’s senior-most governing body. The Treasury Services business offers solutions in global payments, trade services, cash management, and foreign exchange. It operates in 36 countries, helping organizations optimize cash flow, manage liquidity, and make payments more efficiently in more than 120 currencies. Its services help clients conduct payment operations, ensure adequate liquidity, and manage risk.

  • Peter Hall
  • Vice President & Chief Economist
  • Export Development Canada
  • Peter Hall joined Export Development Canada (EDC) in November 2004. With over 30 years of experience in economic analysis and forecasting, Mr. Hall is responsible for overseeing EDC’s economic analysis, country risk assessment and corporate research groups. In addition to preparing strategic advice for senior management at EDC, Mr. Hall is a featured speaker at conferences, international roundtables and policy fora, and regularly appears in television, radio and print media commenting on the world economy and Canadian international trade issues.

  • Jeff Jancula
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • First Citizens Bank
  • Christian Keller
  • Head of Economic Research
  • Barclays
  • Christian Keller is a Managing Director and Head of Economics Research at Barclays, leading a global team covering both Developed and Emerging Markets. Mr. Keller is based in London and joined Barclays in 2007 from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) where he had worked since 1999. Based at the IMF headquarters in Washington D.C., Mr. Keller worked on IMF programs with Emerging Market economies in Europe, Latin America and Asia, and served as the IMF’s Resident Representative in Turkey from 2005-7. Mr. Keller graduated with a PhD in Economics from University of Köln, Germany, and holds a joined-MA in Economics and Finance from University of Köln and HEC, Paris.

  • Andy Kollegger
  • Group Managing Director and Head Corporate & Institutional Clients International
  • UBS
  • Andy Kollegger runs the International Corporate and Institutional Clients business at UBS. He’s a member of the Executive Committee of UBS Switzerland AG, serves on the board of SIX Group AG and he is a member of the Bretton Woods Committee. Andy has been with UBS for over 30 years. He started his career in securities lending and prime brokerage, co-lead the firms securities execution business and was a founding member of the “UBS - The Bank for Banks” initiative before joining the corporate bank in 2011. Andy is a certified Swiss banking expert and Alumni of the Stanford Executive Program.

  • Manny Maceda
  • Worldwide Managing Partner
  • Chairman of the Board
  • Bain & Company
  • Manny Maceda is the Worldwide Managing Partner and Chairman of the Board of Bain & Company. He is responsible for all aspects of the firm's strategy and people across Bain's global network of over 60 offices in 37 countries. Manny leads the firm in its mission to help clients create high levels of value while overseeing a culture perennially named as one of the world’s best places to work. Throughout his 30-year Bain career, Manny has advised CEO’s from around the globe while being recognized as one of the foremost experts on advising companies through large-scale transformations.

  • Shannon Manders
  • Editorial Director
  • GTR
  • Shannon Manders is the Editorial Director of GTR, the world's leading international trade finance publication. She is also a freelance financial journalist, editor and editorial consultant with 12 years of experience reporting on and producing print and online publications for the global trade and trade finance sector. Shannon has extensive experience in moderating discussions, both at GTR’s own conferences and at a range of other top industry events hosted by the likes of the ICC Banking Commission, the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation, SWIFT (Sibos) and the Commonwealth Business Forum. She regularly covers stories from international locations, and has hosted numerous roundtable discussions and webinars.

  • Jessica Nye
  • Supervisory Special Agent
  • FBI
  • Diane Reyes
  • Group General Manager
  • Global Head of Liquidity and Cash Management
  • HSBC
  • Ms. Diane Reyes leads a multi-billion dollar business operating across five regions, in over 60 countries and territories. She represents HSBC on the BAFT Global Transaction Banking Leaders Forum. She is a senior sponsor for the Diversity program within HSBC’s Global Commercial Bank and has also chaired various councils on women's career development. Ms. Reyes has been featured regularly in the last ten years in the US Bankers Magazine’s ‘Most Powerful Women in Banking’ and ‘Women to Watch” categories, ranking number 5 in 2016. Diane earned her MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and completed the Program for Executives at Carnegie Mellon University.

  • Axel Rüger
  • Head of the Royal Academy of Art in London
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Axel Rüger was appointed as the new head of the Royal Academy of Arts in 2019. The Royal Academy of Arts exists now for more than 250 year and recently unveiling a £56m redevelopment. Before that Axel had been in charge of Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum for more than a decade. And before the Van Gogh Museum appointment, Axel was curator of Dutch paintings at the National Gallery in London. Axel was born in Dortmund and studied art history in Berlin, Cambridge and Ontario. Known for being personable and down to earth, he makes regular appearances on TV and radio and is highly regarded in the art world. While at the National Gallery his exhibitions included the highly acclaimed Vermeer and the Delft School in 2001 and Masterpieces of Seventeenth Century Dutch Portrait Painting in 2007. At the Van Gogh Museum, Axel oversaw major renovations and a full redisplay of the collection. During his tenure, visitor numbers grew from 1.4 million to about 2.2 million a year.

  • Jochen Siegert
  • Managing Director – Head of Asset Platforms
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Ville Sointu
  • Head of Emerging Technology
  • Nordea
  • Ville Sointu leads Nordea’s emerging technologies research and development team. He’s been working in financial technology space since 2002 and has held several key positions worldwide in financial services and connected devices industries. Ville is also a member of Mobey Forum’s board of directors and several industry working groups in EBA, Finance Finland, EBF and OECD.

  • Karin Walchshöfer
  • Managing Director & Head, EMEA
  • Global Financial Institutions Group
  • BMO Capital Market
  • Ms. Karin Walchshöfer is Managing Director and Head, EMEA for the Global Financial Institutions Group at BMO Capital Markets, and is primarily responsible for overseeing the growth and management of the bank’s relationships with financial institutions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She is based in the UK and manages teams in London, Toronto and Abu Dhabi. Ms. Walchshöfer joined BMO in 2000. Prior to this, she worked at National Westminster Bank in London where she held various positions in their Correspondent Banking and Card Services units. Ms. Walchshöfer was appointed to represent BMO on the European Council of BAFT in 2008. She also is a member of the BAFT Membership Committee.

    Day 3 – Wednesday, June 9
  • Marc Bayle De Jesse
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • CLS Bank
  • Marc Bayle De Jesse has a career that spans more than three decades in market infrastructure roles, positioning him well to lead CLS through the next phase of its evolution as it continues to strengthen its resilience, control functions and infrastructure as well as drive the uptake of its settlement, processing and data solutions. Before joining CLS, Marc spent over 20 years at the European Central Bank (ECB) where most recently, he was a Director General, Market Infrastructure, responsible for defining and steering the implementation of policies in market infrastructure and payments. He also held a number of other senior roles during his time at the ECB; he managed the T2S Programme and, before that managed dossiers related to the promotion of market integration and the definition of the Eurosystem’s operational framework. As Chairman of the European System of Central Banks Market Infrastructure and Payments Committee, and member of the BIS Committee for Payments and Market Infrastructure, he contributed significantly to the development of regulations and international standards for financial market infrastructures.

  • Mario Benedict
  • Head of APIs and Digital Product Solutions
  • EMEA | Wholesale Payments
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Janko Hahn
  • Head of Treasury Operations
  • Autoneum
  • Janko Hahn started as Treasury Manager at Rieter Management AG in April 2010 and then joined the newly founded Autoneum Group Treasury department, when the Rieter Automotive Division was separated and got listed independently at the Swiss Stock Exchange in May 2011. Since September 2011 he is heading the Treasury Operations at Autoneum Management AG in Winterthur. Prior to his time at Rieter and Autoneum he worked for Timberland Switzerland GmbH in Schaffhausen in various Treasury roles since 2005 after finishing his studies of Economics at the University of Augsburg, Germany. Janko Hahn is married and has three kids.

  • Dr. Rebecca Harding
  • CEO & Founder
  • TCoriolis Technologies
  • Dr. Rebecca Harding is an independent economist specialising in trade and trade finance and CEO of Coriolis Technologies, providing data as a service to the trade and trade finance space. She is the co-author of the acclaimed “The Weaponization of Trade: the Great Unbalancing of Policy and Economics" and “Gaming Trade: Win-Win Strategies for the Digital Era.” She frequently appears on Ian King Live, Sky News, BBC World and BBC Radio 5 live, Newsnight and Radio 4 and is cited in the Broadsheet press, including recent articles in the Financial Times, Telegraph and CityAM, and citations in the Telegraph, the Times and the New Scotsman. She is a regular guest anchor on CNBC’s Squawk Box. She has written 11 books and over 200 academic articles and public policy reports.

  • Patrik Havander
  • Head of TxB Market Development
  • Transaction Banking
  • Nordea
  • Sandra Laielli van Scherpenzeel
  • Head of Cash Advisory
  • UBS
  • Carl Lambert
  • Vice President & Chief Analytics Officer
  • Advanced Analytics and Artificial Intelligence
  • National Bank of Canada
  • Carl Lambert is responsible for measuring and maximizing the value created by advanced analytics and artificial intelligence at National Bank of Canada. He has been working in the field of analytics since the beginning of his career in 1995. He taught actuarial science at the University Laval, UQAM and the University of Montreal for 8 years while working as an executive in the Financial Services and the Insurance Industry for 26 years. He is a member and founder of the CDAO Council of the Conference Board of Canada. He joined National Bank in June 2020. Carl is a father to 6 children and his passions are the guitar and motorcycle.

  • Dr. Michael Leigh
  • Senior Fellow
  • Bruegel
  • GIS Expert Dr Michael Leigh is a senior fellow at the Brussels-based economic think tank Bruegel and adjunct professor at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University in Bologna. In 2017 he was an Erskine fellow at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He has written and lectured extensively about the European Union and transatlantic relations. Sir Michael served as director-general for enlargement at the European Commission after a career of more than 30 years in European institutions. He holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford University and a Ph.D. in political science from M.I.T.

  • Stephen Lindsey
  • Head of Standards
  • SWIFT
  • Stephen Lindsay joined SWIFT in 2007 and currently leads the business stream evolving SWIFT’s strategic platform to enable instant and frictionless cross-border transactions. Previously Stephen ran the Standards team at SWIFT, responsible for the development, maintenance and adoption of key financial industry standards including ISO 20022. Prior to joining SWIFT, Stephen spent 17 years as a technical architect and product manager for a financial software vendor, specializing in the design and implementation of payments and integration software for an international market.

  • Walter Mix
  • Managing Director & Financial Services Practice Group Leader
  • Berkeley Research Group
  • Mr. Walter J. Mix III is a Managing Director and heads the Financial Services practice at Berkeley Research Group. He is a former commissioner of the California Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) and also previously served as a banking executive at Union Bank of California. He advises domestic and international bank clients on corporate governance, risk management, strategic planning, and financial advisory assignments. He has significant experience in strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, enterprise risk management, regulatory compliance, and capital planning. He joined BRG from LECG, LLC and before that The Secura Group; serving as managing director in both firms. He serves as chairman of the International Bankers Association of California.

  • Dimiti Pattyn
  • Deputy Director General
  • ECB
  • Paula Roels
  • Head of Market Infrastructure & Industry Initiatives
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Frantz Teissedre
  • Head of Interbank Relationships
  • Societe Generale
  • Frantz Teissèdre joined Societe Generale Group in 1996 as a financial controller of the International Department after graduating in ESCP-EAP Master Degree in Finance and Marketing. In 1998, he was appointed as SG Group’s Investment Bank Division financial analyst in the insurance and banking sector. In 2002 he moved to Fiditalia SpA, one of SG Group’s largest financial services companies. He was then in charge of commercial development. In 2008, he was appointed head of Fiditalia National Partnerships and Communication Division and was subsequently nominated member of Fiditalia’s executive committee. In 2012, he joined SG Groups’ Global Transaction and Payment Services Division as Deputy Head of the Interbank Relationships Department. In 2014, he is appointed Head of SG Interbank Relationships Department.

  • J. Christopher Ward
  • VP & Chief Analytics Officer
  • PNC
  • SJ. Christopher (Chris) Ward serves as the executive vice president and head of product for the treasury management line of business at PNC. In this role, he manages the development and operations of PNC’s treasury management product line. Ward is focused on continuous payments modernization and application of the latest technology to enhance the client experience and drive new business growth. In addition, he provides a critical role in client relationship management with high-value clients. Ward also brings his wealth of experience to The Clearing House, where he serves as Chairman of the Board. Prior to joining PNC, Ward held a number of leadership positions at Capital One, including head of product management innovation and integration for the treasury management business. He led strategic product development and commercialization initiatives to drive revenue growth, ensure customer retention and enhance customer satisfaction.

    Day 4 – Thursday, June 10
  • Steven Beck
  • Head of Trade & Supply Chain Finance
  • Asian Development Bank
  • Mr. Steven Beck has managed the exponential growth of ADB’s Trade Finance Program and implemented its first supply chain finance business. Prior to joining ADB, he worked for the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and was an advisor to the Canadian Minister of Finance. Mr. Beck played a key role in the start-up of the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank and was a consultant for USAID in Southern Africa and for a start-up financial institution in Armenia. Mr. Beck is on the Advisory Board of the International Chamber of Commerce Banking Commission, and a member of the WTO Working Group for Trade Finance.

  • Geoffrey Brady
  • Head of Global Trade & Supply Chain
  • Bank of America
  • Geoff Brady is managing director and head of Global Trade and Supply Chain Finance in Global Transaction Services (GTS) at Bank of America. 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. He is based in New York. Prior to joining the bank in August 2018, Brady was the Americas region executive for JP Morgan’s Global Trade & Loan Products business. 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 & 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.

  • Francesco Ceccato
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Company Barclays Europe
  • Francesco is the Chief Executive Officer at Barclays Europe. Based in Dublin, he serves on the Board of Barclays Bank Ireland PLC, and leads the Barclays Europe Executive Committee. Barclays Europe is Barclays’ principal platform for regulated activities in the EEA. It has approximately €93bn in IFRS total assets and €3bn in equity. Francesco joined Barclays in London in 2010, as Global Head of Barclays Corporate Development, where in addition to corporate activity on Barclays’ behalf, he was responsible for all Principal Investments across Barclays Group. In 2018, he moved to the Investment Bank as Co-Head of Barclays EME Financial Institutions Group and was subsequently appointed Chief Executive Officer for Barclays Europe in 2020. Prior to Barclays, Francesco worked as a Senior Banker at JP Morgan in New York. Before JP Morgan, he held a number of senior roles at Bear Sterns, Lazard and GE Capital.

  • Kunal Jhanji
  • Partner
  • Transaction Banking
  • BCG
  • Kunal Jhanji is a core member of Boston Consulting Group’s Financial Institutions practice. He leads BCG's payments work in the UK and is a member of the firm’s Transaction Banking and Payments management team. He has extensive experience working on payments topics with banks, core payments providers (schemes, acquirers, PSPs), and non-banks (regulators, merchants, fintechs). Kunal also leads BCG's global open banking proposition. He recently defined an innovative partnership strategy, including RFP support, for a cobranded loyalty credit card partnership deal at a European bank; and was part of the BCG leadership team of a large program for a major African bank for its new digital transaction bank and payments build. Prior to joining BCG, Kunal was a management consultant at Oliver Wyman, EY, and Deloitte. At Wyman, he was COO for the European payments practice, and he also served as head of policy for the Open Banking Implementation Entity, UK, while on secondment.

  • Duncan Lodge
  • Global Head of Traditional Trade, EMEA
  • Bank of America
  • James Pearson
  • EVP - Global Head, FI & NBFI I Corporate & Investment Bank
  • Mashreq
  • James Pearson is the Global Head of Financial Institutions at Mashreq Bank, which includes coverage of clients in the Banks, Central Banks and Non-Bank Financial Institutions segments. The Financial Institutions business is an integral part of Mashreq Bank’s Corporate and Investment Banking Group. In his role at Mashreq, James is responsible for devising and implementing the overall business strategy for the Financial Institutions segment working closely with Head of CIBG to deliver a broader range of products to the Bank’s clients while driving other growth initiatives. James possesses over 30 years’ experience in corporate and investment banking and has worked extensively with banks, insurers, investors and intermediaries. Before joining Mashreq, he worked with Nomura where he served as Head of Financial Institutions, Asia (ex-Japan). Prior to Nomura, he worked at Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore for seven years, where he was the Global Head of Financial Institutions Industry Coverage and Global Head of Insurance Clients.

  • Todd Schofield
  • Worldwide Industry Team
  • Apple
  • Bhaskar Sen
  • Financial Services
  • Bank FAB
  • Katherine Zaveri
  • StoneX
  • Katherine Zaveri is Vice President of Global Payments at StoneX, where she specializes in helping banks, international NGOs and corporate clients deliver funds to the developing world. Prior to joining StoneX in 2015, Katherine began her career in finance working under Ray Dalio at Bridgewater Associates. In 2019, she was selected for the BAFT Future Leaders Program, where she co-authored a whitepaper on the future role of banks in correspondent banking. Katherine has lived and worked throughout Central and South America and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

  • Peter Zotos
  • Managing Director, North American Banks & Broker Dealers
  • Wholesale Payments
  • JP Morgan
  • Peter Zotos is Managing Director and Client Executive for the North American Banks & Broker Dealers segment in Wholesale Payments at J.P. Morgan. In this role he is responsible for overseeing the growth of the client base and the delivery of cash management, clearing, trade finance, and liquidity management solutions for clients. Mr. Zotos has served in a number of leadership roles internationally during his career, including Global Head of Network Management and Head of Correspondent Banking for the Americas with Standard Chartered Bank and has experience across the full range of transaction banking products including Cash Management, Clearing, Trade Finance and Custody.