• Samantha Pelosi
  • Senior Vice President, Payments & Innovation
  • BAFT
  • Ms. Samantha Pelosi has accumulated nearly 20 years of legal and regulatory experience in payments, compliance, and international business transactions. She recently joined BAFT as its Senior Vice President, Payments and Innovation to drive the organization’s activities in payments, innovation, financial crime, and cybersecurity. Previously, she held several positions at The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. She was Manager of the Retail Payments Section of the Reserve Bank Operations and Payment Systems Division from 2011-2016 and Senior Attorney of the Regulation Section of the Consumer & Community Affairs Division from 2009-2011.

  • Hugo Verschoren
  • Independent Consultant and Owner
  • goVer Trade Technologies Ltd
  • Mr. Hugo Verschoren is an independent consultant and owner of goVer Trading Technologies Ltd (www.govertradetechnologies.com). He joined ING (Formerly – Banque Bruxelles Lambert) in the Letter of Credit Operations Department in Antwerp, Belgium in 1987. After several occupations within BBL and ING in Financial Markets, Payment Sales and Corporate Clients, he moved to Amsterdam in 2010 as Senior Product Manager Trade Finance Services for ING Group. Afterwards, he moved back to Belgium to be the Chief Expert Trade Finance Services and Manager of the Middle Office, Trade Finance Services. He is involved in a number of ICC activities as member of the Dutch and (now) Belgium National Committee, Technical Advisor to the Banking Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce and member of the ICC Trade Register Group, the ICC Regulatory Group and the ICC Financial Crime Risk and Policy Group. He is also a member of the Consulting Group for the ICC Rules for Digital Trade. Mr. Verschoren is a Regular provider of trainings and presentations, and a frequent speaker at conferences world-wide.