TXF Africa 2019
Bringing together the leaders of export, commodity & project finance in the region, we discuss the continent's continual need for infrastructure financing to the latest technologies in the agri world.
BNP Paribas (BNPP) has appointed Claudia Belli-Jeanteur as head of social business and microfinance.
London-headquartered law firm Thomas Cooper is continuing to boost its partnership with the announcement of four internal promotions across the business’ key sectors, including shipping, international trade and commodities, insurance and reinsurance and finance.
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has appointed six new advisory board members to its Banking Commission, and three new Technical Advisors on the ICC Trade Register project. The appointments form an integral part of ICC’s plans to stimulate the continued growth and evolution of its leadership structure.
Santander Global Banking & Markets has today formally announced the new structure of its global transaction banking (GTB) division.
Bolero International (Bolero), the trade documentation software specialist, has appointed Maria Malinowska as director of financial institutions.
Société Générale (SG) has announced the appointment of Sonal Priyanka as regional head of trade for South-East Asia, India and the Middle East within the global transaction banking (GTB) division of the bank.
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has appointed Martin Knott as its new head of trade for global transaction services (GTS).
Finacity Corporation (Finacity), the receivables finance company, has appointed Judith Schrecker as its new board director.
This week the Berne Union – the International Union of Credit & Investment Insurers – came together in London for their annual general meeting (AGM), which is also the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the organisation.
CITIC Global Trade Shanghai (CGT), the subsidiary of CITIC Securities, China’s largest investment bank, has signed an agreement with Impala Terminals, the global terminals operator, to create a joint venture warehousing, logistics, freight forwarding and terminals business in China. The venture will work to international standards of security and operating processes.
Noble Group, the Singapore listed commodity merchant, has made a series of internal promotions aimed at enhancing its capability in delivering physical commodities from the producer to the consumer and managing the market, credit and operational risk.
Barclays has appointed Mandy Symons as its new head of capital expenditure (CAPEX) financing solutions, Africa. She makes the move to Barclays after working at Nedbank since 2000.
Nicole Bjugger has been appointed as global programme manager for supply chain solutions provider PrimeRevenue.
Andrew Betts will be joining HSBC’s senior global trade and receivables finance (GTRF) team as the regional head for the UK and continental Europe.
Santander has appointed Rogier Schulpen as managing director and global head of trade and working capital solutions.
Commerzbank has hired Eva Steinhaus as its new director of structured export and trade finance in corporate banking for the Middle East region. She will be working from the bank’s offices in Dubai.
Malta-headquartered FIMBank, has announced that it is entering the Greek market and will be providing a comprehensive range of trade finance and banking solutions, targeting corporate clients, focusing on International as well as domestic trade.
International Factors Group (IFG) has elected two members to its board of directors.
Zurich Insurance (Zurich), has expanded its credit and political risk business with several key appointments and two new offices, opened in Houston and Toronto.
Barclays Bank has appointed Louise Taylor as head of financial institutions group (FIG), corporate banking for the Asia-Pacific region.
Lloyds Bank has made three new additions to its global transaction banking (GTB) team. The three appointments are Keith Softly, Stephen Everett and Francesca Corscadden, who will all be based in London.
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has appointed Luis Fernando Barbosa Sahagun as the new vice-chair of the Commission on Customs and Trade Facilitation.
Markel International, the specialist trade insurer, has appointed Leroy Almeida to head up its office in Dubai. The appointment follows Markel’s application to the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) to establish a company to operate within the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), has apointed Mildred Callear as vice president for financial and portfolio management. In the role she will oversee efforts to maintain and ensure the progress of OPIC’s active worldwide portfolio.
Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking (SG CIB) has made three senior appointments in Paris and Hong Kong to further strengthen the bank’s capabilities in the natural resources & energy financing group.
Euler Hermes has appointed Mahan Bolourchi as its new chief executive officer (CEO) for the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) region. He will have responsibility for Euler Hermes operations in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
Société Générale CIB (SG CIB) has appointed Laurent Bouchilloux as head of the infrastructure project finance Paris team. The appointment is effective 1 September 2014.
New York-based consultancy firm, Banksville Partners (BP), has appointed Hugo Pezzoni to its Buenos Aires office.
EssDOCS, the provider of electronic documentation solutions within shipping and trade, has opened its first regional Americas headquarters office in Hoboken, New Jersey.
The Brazilian insurance market has received a boost with International Finance Corporation (IFC) providing an equity investment of BRL80 million ($36 million) in Brazil’s Austral Participações. The move will support the expansion of the insurance market for infrastructure and agricultural sectors, among others, and promote innovation of insurance products.
UK-headquartered Standard Chartered bank (StanChart) has appointed former Citi employee Karin Flinspach as its new head of cash products for transaction banking.
Euler Hermes UK has appointed Guillaume Simonnet as new senior regional commercial underwriter.
Singapore-headquartered DBS Bank, which has made significant strides in its transaction banking offering over the past few years, has made two senior management appointments which will enable it to build on the solid momentum of the past five years. These changes reinforce DBS’ commitment to building a regional leading transaction banking business, one of the bank’s strategic priorities.
Specialist project finance firm, Portland Advisers, has expanded with the recruitment of two further consultants in response to expanding demand for its specialist project finance advisory services. The firm is also opening an office in Hong Kong.
Deutsche Bank has appointed Peter Massion as head of global transaction banking (GTB) and head of trade finance and cash management corporates (TF/CMC) in Japan. The move, which was effective as of the 1st of September, comes as part of Deutsche Bank’s attempt to strengthen its influence in the rapidly growing region.