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ANZ appoints CEO China and head of Greater China
ANZ appoints CEO China and head of Greater China
Jonathan Bell
6 November 2014

ANZ has appointed Huang Xiaoguang as the bank’s new CEO for China. He will also serve in a wider capacity as ANZ’s head of Greater China, responsible for capturing trade and investment flows within Greater China.

Claudia Belli appointed head of microfinance at BNPP
Claudia Belli appointed head of microfinance at BNPP
Jonathan Bell
6 November 2014

BNP Paribas (BNPP) has appointed Claudia Belli-Jeanteur as head of social business and microfinance.

Santander appoint Cavenaghi as Europe head
Santander appoint Cavenaghi as Europe head
Hesham Zakai
6 November 2014

Eugenio Cavenaghi has joined Santander as managing director – head of trade, export & supply chain finance for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Law firm Thomas Cooper boosts partnership
Law firm Thomas Cooper boosts partnership
Jonathan Bell
31 October 2014

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.

MIGA selects new Europe head
MIGA selects new Europe head
Dalia Gebrial
31 October 2014

The political risk insurance and credit enhancement arm of the World Bank Group, the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), has appointed Elena Palei as its new regional head of Europe.

ICC makes Banking Commission leadership changes
ICC makes Banking Commission leadership changes
Jonathan Bell
29 October 2014

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 formally announces new structure of GTB division
Santander formally announces new structure of GTB division
Jonathan Bell
29 October 2014

Santander Global Banking & Markets has today formally announced the new structure of its global transaction banking (GTB) division.

Bolero appoints Barclays director to its senior team
Bolero appoints Barclays director to its senior team
Dalia Gebrial
28 October 2014

Bolero International (Bolero), the trade documentation software specialist, has appointed Maria Malinowska as director of financial institutions.

SG appoints head of trade for SE Asia, India and Middle East
SG appoints head of trade for SE Asia, India and Middle East
Jonathan Bell
28 October 2014

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.

Martin Knott joins RBS as head of trade from BAML
Martin Knott joins RBS as head of trade from BAML
Dalia Gebrial
27 October 2014

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has appointed Martin Knott as its new head of trade for global transaction services (GTS).

Finacity appoints new board director
Finacity appoints new board director
Dalia Gebrial
27 October 2014

Finacity Corporation (Finacity), the receivables finance company, has appointed Judith Schrecker as its new board director.

Michal Ron elected as new vice president of Berne Union
Michal Ron elected as new vice president of Berne Union
Jonathan Bell
24 October 2014

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.

Impala Terminals sets up warehousing JV with China’s CITIC
Impala Terminals sets up warehousing JV with China’s CITIC
Jonathan Bell
22 October 2014

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 makes senior appointments
Noble Group makes senior appointments
Jonathan Bell
20 October 2014

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 hires new head of CAPEX financing solutions, Africa
Barclays hires new head of CAPEX financing solutions, Africa
Dalia Gebrial
20 October 2014

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.

SCF solutions provider appoints new global programme manager
SCF solutions provider appoints new global programme manager
Dalia Gebrial
16 October 2014

Nicole Bjugger has been appointed as global programme manager for supply chain solutions provider PrimeRevenue.

HSBC bolsters senior global trade and receivables finance team
HSBC bolsters senior global trade and receivables finance team
Dalia Gebrial
16 October 2014

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 appoints Schulpen as global head of trade and working capital
Santander appoints Schulpen as global head of trade and working capital
Dalia Gebrial
15 October 2014

Santander has appointed Rogier Schulpen as managing director and global head of trade and working capital solutions.

Italian engineering group hires former Sace head
Italian engineering group hires former Sace head
Dan Sheriff
14 October 2014

Fabio Fritelli has joined Maire Technimont as group finance director

Commerzbank hires new director of export finance for Middle East
Commerzbank hires new director of export finance for Middle East
Dalia Gebrial
13 October 2014

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.

FIMBank makes inroads into the Greek and Spanish markets
FIMBank makes inroads into the Greek and Spanish markets
Jonathan Bell
10 October 2014

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.

PEFCO appoints new CEO and treasurer
PEFCO appoints new CEO and treasurer
Hesham Zakai
8 October 2014

New York headquartered Private Export Funding Corporation (PEFCO) has appointed Timothy Dunne as its president and chief executive, effective October 1.

BTMU appoints new group head of commodity and STF
BTMU appoints new group head of commodity and STF
Jonathan Bell
8 October 2014

The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) has appointed Jean-Marie Le Fouest joined as managing director in its investment banking division for Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA).

International Factors Group appoints two new board members
International Factors Group appoints two new board members
Jonathan Bell
6 October 2014

International Factors Group (IFG) has elected two members to its board of directors.

New offices and senior appointments at Zurich credit and political risk
New offices and senior appointments at Zurich credit and political risk
Dalia Gebrial
3 October 2014

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 appoints new head of financial institutions, Asia-Pacific
Barclays appoints new head of financial institutions, Asia-Pacific
Dalia Gebrial
1 October 2014

Barclays Bank has appointed Louise Taylor as head of financial institutions group (FIG), corporate banking for the Asia-Pacific region.

Lloyds Bank expands GTB team
Lloyds Bank expands GTB team
Dalia Gebrial
30 September 2014

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.

NIB appoints new CFO
NIB appoints new CFO
Dalia Gebrial
29 September 2014

Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has appointed Björn Ordell as its new chief financial officer, vice president and head of risk and finance.

ICC appoints new vice-chair ICC for customs and trade facilitation
ICC appoints new vice-chair ICC for customs and trade facilitation
Jonathan Bell
24 September 2014

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.

Trade insurer Markel appoints head of Dubai office
Trade insurer Markel appoints head of Dubai office
Jonathan Bell
24 September 2014

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).

OPIC appoints VP financial and portfolio management
OPIC appoints VP financial and portfolio management
Jonathan Bell
23 September 2014

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.

New global heads within JP Morgan export finance
New global heads within JP Morgan export finance
Dan Sheriff
18 September 2014

Lillian Labbat and John Meakin become global heads of structured export finance and aviation finance respectively

SG makes senior appointments within natural resources group
SG makes senior appointments within natural resources group
Jonathan Bell
18 September 2014

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.

RBS appoints new head of GTS Asia-Pacific
RBS appoints new head of GTS Asia-Pacific
Dalia Gebrial
16 September 2014

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has appointed Rohit Sawhney as head of global transaction services (GTS), Asia-Pacific.

Euler Hermes appoints new CEO for Gulf region
Euler Hermes appoints new CEO for Gulf region
Jonathan Bell
16 September 2014

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.

Head of infra appointed within SG’s project finance Paris team
Head of infra appointed within SG’s project finance Paris team
Jonathan Bell
16 September 2014

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.

Banksville appointment bolsters Latin American presence
Banksville appointment bolsters Latin American presence
Dalia Gebrial
15 September 2014

New York-based consultancy firm, Banksville Partners (BP), has appointed Hugo Pezzoni to its Buenos Aires office.

EssDOCS opens Americas HQ, and appoints office head
EssDOCS opens Americas HQ, and appoints office head
Dalia Gebrial
12 September 2014

EssDOCS, the provider of electronic documentation solutions within shipping and trade, has opened its first regional Americas headquarters office in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Falcon hires risk management team
Falcon hires risk management team
Dalia Gebrial
10 September 2014

Falcon Group, the alternative financier, has established a new team dedicated solely to risk management.

Changes ring at SMS Siemag AG
Changes ring at SMS Siemag AG
Dan Sheriff
10 September 2014

New roles for Gerdpeter von Gurezky-Cornitz and Jens Haupt within the finance team at German manufacturer

Lift for Brazilian insurance market with IFC investment
Lift for Brazilian insurance market with IFC investment
Jonathan Bell
9 September 2014

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.

Export and agency reshuffle at SMBC
Export and agency reshuffle at SMBC
Dan Sheriff
9 September 2014

Takashi Shimahara assumes full general manager role, and Jonathan Joseph-Horne becomes global coordinator, as Eli Hassine and Mini Roy depart

Finacity expands global client coverage
Finacity expands global client coverage
Dalia Gebrial
9 September 2014

Finacity Corporation (Finacity), the receivable finance company, has appointed David Viney in a move to expand its global client coverage.

ABN AMRO recruitment drive continues in Asia
ABN AMRO recruitment drive continues in Asia
Dalia Gebrial
8 September 2014

The Dutch state-owned bank, ABN AMRO, has launched an Asian corporate finance advisory business. The move comes as part of an attempt to build its range of wholesale banking services for Energy, Commodities & Transportation (ECT) clients.

StanChart appoints Karin Flinspach head of cash products
StanChart appoints Karin Flinspach head of cash products
Hesham Zakai
5 September 2014

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 appoints BExA deputy chair to senior underwriter role
Euler Hermes UK appoints BExA deputy chair to senior underwriter role
Dalia Gebrial
5 September 2014

Euler Hermes UK has appointed Guillaume Simonnet as new senior regional commercial underwriter.

DBS Bank makes senior trade appointments
DBS Bank makes senior trade appointments
Jonathan Bell
2 September 2014

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.

Project finance specialist firm Portland Advisers expands into Asia
Project finance specialist firm Portland Advisers expands into Asia
Jonathan Bell
2 September 2014

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 appoints new head of GTB and TF/CMC in Japan
Deutsche appoints new head of GTB and TF/CMC in Japan
Dalia Gebrial
2 September 2014

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.

Coface appoints regional manager Asia-Pacific
Coface appoints regional manager Asia-Pacific
Jonathan Bell
1 September 2014

Credit insurer Coface has strengthened its organisation in Asia with the appointment of Hung Wong as regional manager Asia-Pacific.