Representing International Transaction Banking

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BAFT Announces Ambassadors of the Year for 2020

by Gregory Kramer | Nov 24, 2020
Officially announced at the 2020 Virtual International Convention and for the third year running, BAFT is honored to recognize individuals for their invaluable assistance provided to the association throughout the past year.

In an effort to publicly recognize individuals from member organizations who have volunteered their time and worked diligently with the association throughout the previous calendar year, BAFT annually awards select members with the BAFT Ambassador of the Year Award.

Ambassadors of the Year, are individuals nominated by BAFT staff. Potential recipients are chosen by the BAFT Ambassador of the Year Committee following nomination submissions from BAFT staff. Awardees are then selected from the list of potential nominees following a weighted voting process.

Officially announced at BAFT’s 2020 Virtual International Convention on November 16, BAFT is honored to recognize the following individuals for their invaluable assistance provided to the association throughout the past year and for helping to continually drive the mission of BAFT forward.

  • Daniel Pinho, senior vice president and assistant group manager, trade finance, PNC
  • Kristine Siebel, vice president & standby letter of credit officer, Societe Generale
  • John Taylor, international advisor, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London

Once again, thank you for your hard work and going above and beyond in the past year to support BAFT and its overall objectives. Recipients’ awards will be mailed to them in lieu of an official awardee ceremony due to the pandemic.