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BAFT Announces 2021 Ambassadors of the Year at Global Annual Meeting

by Gregory Kramer | Jun 11, 2021
Officially announced at BAFT’s 100th Anniversary celebration, BAFT is pleased to recognize the following individuals for their tireless commitment and contribution to the association.

WASHINGTON – In an endeavor to publicly acknowledge individuals from member organizations who have volunteered their time and worked tirelessly 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 2021 Virtual Global Annual Meeting on June 9, BAFT is pleased 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 and objectives of the association forward. 

  • Jeremiah Glock, Vice President & Trade Advisor, Citi
  • Rebecca Liao, Co-Founder, Skuchain
  • Henry Pfeiffer, Executive Director, Global Trade Product Management, J.P. Morgan
  • Barry Tooker, Chief Product Officer & Global Head of Product Management, iSoftware4Banks

We would like to thank the awardees for their time and commitment. Each has contributed substantially to an array of BAFT priorities including trade finance, payments, LIBOR and distributed ledger technology. Recipients’ awards will be mailed to them in lieu of an official awardee ceremony.

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