TXF Americas 2020
The fun in the sun returns! Bringing all key players together for two days of networking, we explore case studies of the latest deals and examine the next hot opportunities across the region.
The private Turkish bank, Denizbank, has appointed Semih Ozcan as its division head of financial institution and trade finance. In his new role, he will be based in Vienna.
Bank Leumi (UK) has appointed Michael Rolfe as its new head of commodity finance.
The Italian export credit agency (ECA), SACE, has signed an agreement with the second largest commercial bank in Vietnam, Vietinbank.
International law firm Ashurst has appointed Chin Chuan Chen as a partner in its finance team in Beijing and Singapore. This is the latest appointment in a string of hirings the firm has made to expand their Asia-Pacific coverage.
HSBC has appointed Kee Joo Wong as the head of payments and cash management (PCM) for Asia-Pacific, effective from 1 January 2015.
Euler Hermes, the trade credit insurance company, has appointed Michael Diederich as its new CEO for operations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (the DACH region). He will take up the role at the beginning of 2015, pending regulatory approval.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) has appointed Yafen Field to lead their global trade and supply chain finance business in the Pacific Northwest of the USA.
Following her departure from Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) in September, Mini Roy has joined Standard Chartered Bank (StanChart) as managing director in the public sector and development organisations group.
Barclays has appointed Brenton Booth as its new head of product management, trade & working capital.
The international commercial law firm, Ince & Co, has appointed Paul Herring as its new chairman and Jan Heuvels as international senior partner.
Equinox Global, the Lloyd’s coverholder specialising in trade credit insurance, has selected Amlin and The Channel Syndicate to join its binder panel, increasing the number of carriers on the panel from seven to nine.
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.