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Beazley opens office in the Middle East
Beazley opens office in the Middle East
Dalia Gebrial
3 December 2014

The London-based specialist insurer, Beazley Group (Beazley), has announced it will open an office in the Dubai Financial Centre (DIFC) to underwrite political risk, trade credit, political violence and contingency insurance.

Louis Dreyfus appoints new CEO
Louis Dreyfus appoints new CEO
Dalia Gebrial
1 December 2014

The global merchandiser of commodities, Louis Dreyfus Commodities (Louis Dreyfus), has appointed Mayo Schmidt as its new CEO. The decision will take effect from 5 January 2015.

JP Morgan hires Citi treasury advisory head
JP Morgan hires Citi treasury advisory head
Hesham Zakai
28 November 2014

Gourang Shah has joined US bank JP Morgan as the head of its treasury advisory business for Asia Pacific. His position is effective from December 2014.

Demica appoints new CEO as Kerle departs
Demica appoints new CEO as Kerle departs
Hesham Zakai
25 November 2014

Demica has appointed Matt Wreford as its new chief executive officer, replacing the outgoing Philip Kerle.

Rabobank appoints new head of TCF
Rabobank appoints new head of TCF
Dalia Gebrial
25 November 2014

Dutch multinational, Rabobank, has appointed Jasper van Schaik as its new global head of trade and commodity finance (TCF).

Denizbank appoints new head of financial institutions and trade finance
Denizbank appoints new head of financial institutions and trade finance
Dalia Gebrial
24 November 2014

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 appoints Michael Rolfe as head of commodity finance
Bank Leumi UK appoints Michael Rolfe as head of commodity finance
Jonathan Bell
24 November 2014

Bank Leumi (UK) has appointed Michael Rolfe as its new head of commodity finance.

SACE signs collaboration agreement with Vietnamese bank
SACE signs collaboration agreement with Vietnamese bank
Dalia Gebrial
24 November 2014

The Italian export credit agency (ECA), SACE, has signed an agreement with the second largest commercial bank in Vietnam, Vietinbank.

Ashurst further strengthens finance practice in Asia
Ashurst further strengthens finance practice in Asia
Jonathan Bell
18 November 2014

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 appoints new Asia-Pacific head of payments and cash
HSBC appoints new Asia-Pacific head of payments and cash
Jonathan Bell
18 November 2014

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 appoints new CEO for DACH region
Euler Hermes appoints new CEO for DACH region
Dalia Gebrial
17 November 2014

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.

BAML makes regional US appointment within  global trade and supply chain team
BAML makes regional US appointment within global trade and supply chain team
Dalia Gebrial
17 November 2014

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.

Former Goldman’s exec joins AerCap
Former Goldman’s exec joins AerCap
Dan Sheriff
14 November 2014

John Wikoff, former head of the transportation finance group at Goldman Sachs, has joined AerCap - the aircraft lessor - as head of investor relations.

Landmark TAPI pipeline company established
Landmark TAPI pipeline company established
Jonathan Bell
13 November 2014

The four state gas companies of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India have established a company that will build, own and operate the planned 1,800-kilometer Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) natural gas pipeline.

Markel expands trade credit team in Singapore
Markel expands trade credit team in Singapore
Jonathan Bell
13 November 2014

Markel International, the specialist insurer, has appointed Linda Naili to its expanding trade credit team in Singapore.

Mini Roy joins StanChart public sector group in New York
Mini Roy joins StanChart public sector group in New York
Jonathan Bell
13 November 2014

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 appoints new head of product management for trade & working capital
Barclays appoints new head of product management for trade & working capital
Jonathan Bell
13 November 2014

Barclays has appointed Brenton Booth as its new head of product management, trade & working capital.

Essar launches trading office in Geneva
Essar launches trading office in Geneva
Jonathan Bell
12 November 2014

Indian refining and metals corporation, Essar Group, has set up an office in Geneva to trade crude oil, refined petroleum products, coal, iron ore and steel.

Ince & Co announces international leadership reshuffle
Ince & Co announces international leadership reshuffle
Dalia Gebrial
12 November 2014

The international commercial law firm, Ince & Co, has appointed Paul Herring as its new chairman and Jan Heuvels as international senior partner.

Equinox Global expands team in France
Equinox Global expands team in France
Dalia Gebrial
10 November 2014

Equinox Global (Equinox), the Lloyd’s cover holder specialising in trade credit insurance, has appointed Vladimir Malenic to its team in France, which recently moved into a new central Paris office.

Equinox Global adds two new carriers to its binder panel
Equinox Global adds two new carriers to its binder panel
Jonathan Bell
7 November 2014

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.

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.