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BAFT - Asia CouncilThe mission of the Asia Council is to act as the Asian bank membership’s senior committee responsible for advising BAFT’s executive committee and board of directors on issues affecting Asian members and to bring to the attention of the BAFT executive committee and board of directors issues of specific concern to BAFT’s Asian members and to provide substantive input to BAFT committees and to the board on these issues, particularly as they relate to BAFT’s mission.Gupta, Vivek/ANZ Banking Group LimitedShankar, T S
BAFT - Board of DirectorsThis group oversees the governance and direction of BAFT.Gupta, Vivek/ANZ Banking Group Limited 
BAFT - Board of DirectorsThis group oversees the governance and direction of BAFT.Burdette, Kimberly/PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. 
BAFT - Board of DirectorsThis group oversees the governance and direction of BAFT.Galiana, Esther/Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (BBVA)Martino, Raffaele/Intesa Sanpaolo SpA
BAFT - Board of DirectorsThis group oversees the governance and direction of BAFT.Ghosn, Ziad/BankmedVarma, Vineet/First Abu Dhabi Bank
BAFT - Board of DirectorsThis group oversees the governance and direction of BAFT.Elkins, Jonathan/National Bank of CanadaSahm, Amy/Fulton Financial Corporation
BAFT - Europe CouncilThe mission of the Europe Council is to act as the European bank membership’s senior committee responsible for advising BAFT’s executive committee and board of directors on issues affecting European members and to bring to the attention of the BAFT executive committee and board of directors issues of specific concern to BAFT’s European members and to provide substantive input to BAFT committees and to the board on these issues, particularly as they relate to BAFT’s mission.Galiana, Esther/Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (BBVA)Martino, Raffaele/Intesa Sanpaolo SpA
BAFT - Global Trade Industry CouncilThe Global Trade Industry Council focuses on standardized product definitions, consistent, complete and transparent data, and standardized documentation supporting trade finance. This mission statement and roadmap will enable BAFT and ICC to work more collaboratively towards a common goal on behalf of the global trade industry in a way that leverages organizational strengths and minimizes overlaps.Schulpen, Rogier/Banco Santander SAWohlgeschaffen, Markus/Unicredit Group
BAFT - Innovation CouncilThis council is designed to bring together financial institutions and FinTech companies to provide awareness, education, and guidance with regards to emerging technology impacting the transaction banking industry. The group will channel expertise to promote innovation, engage regulators to drive necessary change in the regulatory space in light of evolutions to the business driven by new technological delivery.Verschueren, Alain/BNP Paribas 
BAFT - MENA CouncilRegional Council for BAFT members headquartered or active in the Middle-East or North Africa region.Ghosn, Ziad/BankmedVarma, Vineet/First Abu Dhabi Bank
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