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2020 Global Annual Meeting – Europe

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A consistent attendee favorite, the Global Annual Meeting – Europe is the premier bank to bank forum in the region, gathering senior transaction bankers, providers and other stakeholders from 100+ organizations worldwide. This year, we’ll take a closer look at what trends will shape the industry in the new decade.

Conference Highlights

  • Innovation Showcase: Last year we focused on four trade platforms. This year, we’ll feature platforms emerging in the cross currency international payments space.
  • Transaction Banking Leaders: A signature session, we’ve once again invited a group of transaction banking global heads for a candid conversation on innovation/disruptors, talent, global trends, etc.
  • 2020 Future Leaders Class: Meet our new class at this year’s event, as we officially launch the 2020 Future Leaders program.
  • Trade and Supply Chain Awards: In cooperation with Global Finance, we are pleased to once again host the annual Global Finance Best in Trade and Supply Chain Finance awards on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Attendee Testimonials

“My background is more trade than cash. It is not straightforward to put together an agenda that covers both areas of transaction banking and still make the package relevant to many people. It think BAFT succeeded. I also like the live platform demos, both as topic and formula (i.e. break from sit down sessions in the large hall).”

“I felt the conference was a great insight into how the wider industry is thinking about the future. It sparked great debate and probed ideas of what the future could look like.”

“Both an interesting and informative event that was well managed. It had a number of relevant and interesting topics and the pace of the conference was spot on.”

“Great form of event, easy to meet participants attending the event, interesting conferences dealing with market trends/news/challenges banks are facing/innovations etc.”

Click here to show a list of last year’s attendees

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank Accenture
Alfa-Bank Allen & Overy
American Bankers Association ANZ Banking Group
Arab Bank BBVA
Banco Santander Bank ABC
Bank of America BNY Mellon
Bank of Philippine Islands Banking Circle
Bankinter Bankmed
Barclays Bayerische Landesbank
Bank of Montreal (BMO) BNP Paribas
Broadridge Financial CCRManager
China Construction Bank Citigroup
Columbia Bank CIB Bank
Commerzbank Credit Agricole
Credit Suisse Danske Bank
DBS Bank Deloitte
Deutsche Bank DNB Bank
East West Bank Euro Banking Association
FImetrix FirstCaribbean International Bank
Global Trade Review GTBInsights
HSBC Iccrea Banca
ING Intesa Sanpaolo
INTL FCStone JPMorgan Chase
Kapital Bank KBC Bank
KEB Hana Bank Lloyds
Millennium BCP MUFG
National Australia Bank National Bank of Canada
National Commercial Bank NatWest
Nordea Bank Northern Trust
Oliver Wyman Pelican
PNC Bank R3
Raiffeisen Bank RBC Group
Ripple Santander
Scotiabank SEB Bank
Societe Generale SWIFT
Standard Bank Standard Chartered
Sullivan & Worcester Surecomp
Svenska Handelsbanken Swedbank
TD Bank Trade Bank of Iraq
TradeIX U.S. Bancorp
UBS UniCredit
Wells Fargo World Trade Organization
Zurcher Kantonalbank

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Training and Education

This forum has been approved for 5 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) learning hours. Please visit our education homepage to learn more about CDCS®, CertPAY, CTFC, CSCF, CITF and CSDG certifications. For any inquiries, please contact Melissa Edwards at [email protected].

Register for the Annual Meeting

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  • Do you have a BAFT Account? Register online by clicking the button below.
  • Do NOT have a BAFT Account? Click here.
Early Bird
Until December 2
Regular
After December 2
Member USD$1850 USD$2100
NonMember USD$2700 USD$2950
Government USD$1100 USD$1100
Future Leader – Alumni USD$1400 USD$1400
Demo Only (14 Jan 2020) USD$350 USD$350

*A USD$100 group discount applies to BAFT members registered at the same time at the full conference rate. Please contact [email protected] to register. Group discount does not apply to non-members, government, Future Leader alumni or any other discounted registrations.

Program

January 13, 2020
January 14, 2020
January 15, 2019
January 13, 2020

12:00 – 20:00

Conference Registration

12:00 – 18:30

Bilateral Meetings

We’ve carved out special times throughout the conference for you to network with prospects, clients and colleagues. We kindly request you schedule bilateral meetings only during these times to make the most of your conference experience.

18:30 – 20:00

Opening Reception

Kick off the 2020 BAFT Europe Bank to Bank Forum with a bang at the first networking opportunity of the conference! Enjoy a glass of wine and connect with your colleagues and clients during the opening reception.

January 14, 2020

07:45 – 20:00

Conference Registration

07:45 – 08:20

Networking Breakfast

08:30 – 09:00

Welcome

Mark Garfield
Chair, BAFT
Head, Global Financial Institutions
Zions Bancorporation

Stephen Everett
Conference Co-Chair
Managing Director
Head of Payments, Global Transaction Banking
Lloyds Banking Group

Ulf-Peter Noetzel
Conference Co-Chair
Managing Director, Chairman of Trade Finance – Financial Institutions
Deutsche Bank

Tod Burwell
President and CEO
BAFT

09:00 – 09:30

Keynote Address - Trade Matters 2020 / 2.0 / 2.020

The BAFT Global Annual Meeting Europe 2020 kicks off a new decade in international trade and finance. Rarely has there been such a volatile mix of political, economic, societal and technological change in our business. Professor Beata Javorcik, Chief Economist of EBRD and Professor of Economics, University of Oxford, in the opening Keynote Address, will highlight and unravel the key changes affecting international trade: Why is international trade valuable and important, what are some of the most important changes, how will they effect us and our businesses, clients, friends and families? And what might we be able to do about them?

Speaker

Dr. Beata Javorcik
Chief Economist
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

09:30 – 10:15

Banking in Europe 2020 - The Next Decade

A fireside chat with a senior representative of the ECB on key themes affecting European banking and banks in 2020 - and the next decade.

Speakers

Yves Mersch
Member of the Executive Board of the ECB
Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB

Michael Hogan
Managing Director
Regional Head of Transaction Banking EMEA
MUFG

10:15 – 11:00

Cross-border Payments in a New Decade: Who Needs Banks?

Banks, relying on their SWIFT network and the solid correspondent banking technique, have successfully protected their business on corporates. For consumers and low value payments, that is definitely another story. Is it really a battle banks have lost forever? Or is it a growing segment where new and incumbent players can complement themselves rather than compete?

Moderator

Jean-François Mazure
Head of Cash Clearing Services
Société Générale

Panelists

Stephen Grainger
Executive Vice President
Business Partnerships, New Payments Platforms
MasterCard

Abid Mumtaz
Head of Bank Partnerships
TransferWise

Marc Recker
Global Head Cash Market Management
Deutsche Bank

11:00 – 11:30

Networking Coffee/Tea Break

11:30 – 12:15

Trade Finance in a New Decade: Who Needs Banks?

In times of global political tensions and a significant number of local conflicts, trade finance products are very important for corporate customers. But having the speed and pressure of digitization in mind, how does the future of trade finance look ? What will be key markets and do we need banks at all to support corporate customers? What are major market participants expecting and how will the trade finance area develop in the new decade? Get insights from different stakeholders on this topic and especially hear the view of a globally leading corporate.

Moderator

Thomas Lehmpuhl
Executive Director
Head of Global FIG
BayernLB

Panelists

Robert Barnes
Chief Executive Officer
TradeIX

Kris Van Broekhoven
Global Head of Commodity Trade Finance
Citibank

Dr. Michael Dietz
Managing Director, Global Head of Trade Finance Flow
Deutsche Bank

Christian Rumpf
Director Corporate Finance
Giesecke+Devrient GmbH

12:15 – 13:00

Lessons From China

China is a significant source of disruptive innovation. We will present key elements which allowed China to become an accelerator lab in cash payments based on practical examples. We will then debate with two leading banks about their experience leveraging on China’s disruptive innovation opportunities and conclude on conditions necessary for banks to innovate at a faster pace.

Moderator

Francesco Miccoli
Global Head Sales Correspondent Banking
Standard Chartered Bank

Panelists

Liqiong Shen
Head of International Development, Cash Management,
Greater China Corporates, Cash Management Business Line
BNP Paribas

Stefano Favale
Head of Global Transaction Banking
Intesa Sanpaolo

Patrich Zhu
Managing Director
China Country Head of Global Liquidity and Cash Management
HSBC

13:00 – 14:00

Networking Lunch

14:00– 14:45

Substitution of IBORs a Piece of Cake or …?

The British Bankers’ Association set up the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) in 1986. Over the years LIBOR has overcome its fair share of controversies including a major scandal of rate rigging but is now expected to be replaced by SONIA. All Interbank Offer Rates (IBORs) are facing declining liquidity in the unsecured inter-bank lending market making them a vulnerable reference. By 2021, IBORs are expected to be replaced by an Alternative Reference Rate (ARR) as the global interest rate benchmark. IBORs are part of the foundations of the financial industry today, and the change will impact a vast array of products, businesses, systems, and processes, as well as customers and counterparties. Financial products representing a combined value of over 500 trillion in dollars, euros, pounds, yens and Swiss francs are linked to IBORs. There is a lot at stake to make sure our financial system does not get jammed in the process.

Moderator

Bart Timmermans
Head of Global Transactional Banking UK
Santander UK

Panelists

Paul Barnes
Managing Director, Head of Short Term Markets
Santander UK

Ian Fox
Group IBOR Transition Director
Lloyds Banking Group

Jan Rosam
Partner, EMEIA Financial Services
EY

14:45 – 15:30

Overview on Trade Finance Compliance: Issues & Challenges

Trade players are confronted by unrelenting requirements regarding Compliance, Sanctions, Embargoes and KYC. We take a look at how to tackle these key aspects with a focus on AML and Economic Sanctions.

Moderator

Vincent Davignon
Head of Product Management and Regulatory Affairs, Trade Finance
BNP Paribas

Panelists

André Casterman
Chief Marketing Officer, INTIX
Chair Fintech Committee, ITFA

Peter Haener
Executive Director, Group Compliance, Regulatory & Governance
UBS

Stacey Facter
Senior Vice President – Trade Products
BAFT

Rajiv Desai
Head of US Operations and Sales
Pelican

15:30 – 16:00

Networking Coffee/Tea Break

16:00 – 17:00

Concurrent Session 1: The E-Commerce Conundrum: Where is the revenue opportunity in supporting customer cross-border expansion into new markets?

An examination of the development of cross-border e-commerce and the associated revenue opportunities for banks. The session will look at the increasing globalisation of market-places and how banks and their customers can benefit from settling the resulting payment transactions in local currency.

Speaker

Gregory Vincent
Head of FX Payments, EMEA
INTL FCStone

Niels Van Duinen
FX Sales Netherlands, Global Payments
INTL FCStone

Concurrent Session 2: Getting to Yes: Managing Financial Crime Risk in a Complex World

We are living in a world of great opportunity, evolving risks, and increasing complexity and scrutiny. Now more than ever, financial services are intertwined with national security considerations, and financial transparency and accountability has become a business imperative. Financial institutions have become the first line of defense against financial crime and are under rising pressure to manage risk and protect the global financial system (and themselves). This workshop will use interactive case studies to explore practical manifestations of financial crime risk and discuss how financial institutions’ business and compliance professionals can work together to manage financial crime risk and get to “yes.”

Speakers

Thomas Iverson
Vice President
Financial Integrity Network

Eric Lorber
Vice President
Financial Integrity Network

16:00 – 18:30

Bilateral Meetings

We’ve carved out special times throughout the conference for you to network with prospects, clients and colleagues. We kindly request you schedule bilateral meetings only during these times to make the most of your conference experience.

17:00 – 18:30

Innovation Showcase: Cross Border Payments - Come Meet the Disruptions in This Key Customer Journey

Featuring

Visa
Visa B2B Connect is a new global network for account to account transactions provided by Visa. It connects the originator bank directly to the beneficiary bank without intermediaries and guarantees a transparency on transaction charges, while significantly reducing payment delivery times from one to two days.

Mastercard
Join Mastercard on a journey to the frictionless future of payments — where money keeps pace with the way we live, work, and do business. Mastercard’s cross-border solutions enable seamless trade between financial institutions and the people and businesses they serve — securely and with certainty.

Ripple
Ripple provides one frictionless experience to send money globally using the power of blockchain. By joining Ripple’s growing, global network (RippleNet), financial institutions can process their customers’ payments anywhere in the world instantly, reliably and cost-effectively. Banks and payment providers can use the digital asset XRP to further reduce their costs and access new markets. With offices in San Francisco, Washington D.C., New York, London, Mumbai, Singapore, São Paulo, Reykjavik and Dubai, Ripple has more than 300 customers around the world.

SWIFT
The experience of sending cross-border payments has been transformed. Today, thousands of banks send $300 billion daily across the world using a new standard. Many of these payments arrive in minutes or seconds, and they come with end-to-end tracking and final confirmation. This new standard is SWIFT gpi. Join this session to find out how gpi is continuing to make cross-border payments as seamless as domestic ones in 2020 and beyond.

18:30 – 20:30

Evening Networking Event

Join us for another opportunity to network and mingle with your colleagues, clients, and prospects at this evening networking event. A variety of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres will be served together with wine and assorted drinks. We’ve left the rest of the evening open for you to enjoy.

January 15, 2019

07:30 – 12:00

Conference Registration

07:30 – 08:30

Networking Breakfast

07:40 – 8:20

Future Leaders Breakfast Session

Going into its fifth year, and with an impressive Alumni of over 100 bankers across the globe, this is your chance to hear first-hand about the experiences and future expectations of the BAFT Future Leaders programme. Panelists from the 2018 BAFT future leaders class will be on stage answering your questions and providing an overview of their experiences of the programmes. Whether thinking of nominating a future leader in 2020, or you are intrigued to find out more about the programme and its participants, this informal breakfast session is open to all BAFT registered guests.

Moderator

Adam Hanke
Director, Head of Northern Europe FIs
NatWest

Panelists

Annina N. Keller
Vice President
Senior Relationship Manager Financial Institutions
Credit Suisse

Marcus Jacobsson
Bank Analyst, Bank Coverage, Global Transaction Services
Swedbank

René Klose
Chapter Lead, SAFe Product Manager
Commerzbank

08:30 – 09:00

Welcome Day 2

Stephen Everett
Conference Co-Chair
Managing Director
Head of Payments, Global Transaction Banking
Lloyds Banking Group

Ulf-Peter Noetzel
Conference Co-Chair
Managing Director, Chairman of Trade Finance – Financial Institutions
Chairman of Trade Finance – Financial Institutions
Deutsche Bank

Tod Burwell
President and CEO
BAFT

09:00 – 09:45

The Bad News is Time Flies. The Good News is You’re the Pilot.

Today’s professional pilots are decision-makers, responsible for all the passengers in a highly technical environment. They are managers in an unusual as well as fascinating workplace. We’ll hear firsthand from a Senior First Officer about her career path and how she manages technology, complexity and risk. How similar (or different) is this from a life of a banker?

Speakers

Patrick Gmür
Deputy Head Financial Institutions
Head Banks Global Markets
Credit Suisse

Esther Zwygart
Senior First Officer
Lufthansa Airlines

09:45 – 10:30

From iPad to Notepad: The Realities of Surviving a Cyber Attack

What happens when the perfect cyber storm hits your business? How do you weather the storm and keep your business afloat? Hear from panelists whose organizations have literally had to shift from iPad to Notepad to survive, as well as key industry leaders share their experiences and suggestions to prepare for the worst.

Moderator

Chris Jameson
Head of Financial Institutions Sales, EMEA
Bank of America

Panelists

Per Christian Lindgård
Head of Cash Management & Accounting Group Treasury & Tax
Norsk Hydro

Thomas A. Woelk
Head of Group Finance
Friedhelm Loh Group

Frank Versmessen
Head of Controls, Attestation & Assurance
SWIFT

10:30 – 11:15

The Convergence of Cards and Instant Payments

Instant Payment schemes are being implemented across all of our key markets. With the introduction of Open Banking and PSD2, the opportunity for Third Party Payment providers to introduce new settlement propositions, bringing together Immediate Payments with Cards, is growing rapidly. Hear from a panel of experts on the drivers of this convergence, how they are reacting and how convergence is likely to evolve over the next decade.

Moderator

Stephen Everett
Conference Co-Chair
Managing Director
Head of Payments, Global Transaction Banking
Lloyds Banking Group

Panelists

Duncan Kennett
Head of New Payment Flows, Visa Business Solutions
Visa Europe

Matthias Schmudde
Head of Payments and Securities Clearing, Settlement Division
Deutsche Bundesbank

Edward Thurman
Managing Director, Head of Global Transaction Banking
Lloyds Banking Group

11:15 – 11:30

Networking Coffee/Tea Break

11:30 – 12:15

Banking as a Team Sport

Transaction banking is a business that involves working with very different internal functional profiles, geographies, ages, and management styles. Awareness of these differences is key in working with internal and external clients. These differences can be invisible barriers but they can also be great opportunities for success. Agile methodologies are changing the way we work and help us work with transversal teams although it comes with its growing pains.

Moderator

Dr. Yih-Teen Lee
Professor
IESE Business School

Panelists

Achraf Abourida
Head of Trade Products
ING Wholesale Banking, Transaction Services

Esther Galiana
Managing Director, Head of Financial Institutions
BBVA

Ed Langendam
Managing Director, Head of Global Corporate Banking Division
MUFG Bank Europe N.V.

Pani Oritis
Vice President
Financial Institutions Sales Global Transaction Banking UK
Santander UK

12:15 – 13:00

Transaction Banking 2020 Vision, a View From the Top

An open dialogue and discussion with transaction banking leaders on global trends, opportunities and challenges, innovation, attracting and retaining talent, and other topics.

Moderator

Karin Walchshöfer
Managing Director and Head, EMEA, Global Financial Institutions Group
BMO Capital Markets

Panelists

Karen Braithwaite
Managing Director, Global Head – Transaction Banking
Barclays

Luca Corsini
Head of Global Transaction Banking
UniCredit Group

Dr. Stefan Hoops
Managing Director, Head of Corporate Banking
Deutsche Bank

13:00 – 13:15

Closing Remarks

Stephen Everett
Conference Co-Chair
Managing Director
Head of Payments, Global Transaction Banking
Lloyds Banking Group

Ulf-Peter Noetzel
Conference Co-Chair
Managing Director, Chairman of Trade Finance, Financial Institutions
Deutsche Bank

Tod Burwell
President and CEO
BAFT

13:15 – 15:00

Networking Lunch with Global Finance Award Ceremony

Join your colleagues, providers and clients for another networking opportunity over a delicious lunch buffet spread, and celebrate with the awardees as the annual Global Finance Best Trade Finance and Supply Chain Bank awards are presented.

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Speakers

January 13-15, 2020
January 13-15, 2020
Achraf Abourida
Achraf Abourida
Head of Trade Products, Transaction Banking Services
ING

Mr. Achraf Abourida joined ING in May 2001. He holds the position of Head Trade within Transaction Banking responsible for the full Trade spectrum from L/C’s and DocTrade products to Working Capital Solutions (Receivables Finance and Supply Chain Finance). Mr. Abourida has a strong innovation mindset that reflect in the position that ING has in the Trade industry. During his 18 years within ING, Mr. Abourida has specialized in the receivables finance business where he has been responsible for setting up different Factoring businesses across Europe before moving into his current role.

Paul Barnes
Paul Barnes
Managing Director
Head of Short Term Markets UK
Santander

Mr. Paul Barnes is Managing Director, Head of Short Term Markets (STM) in Santander UK CFO Division. Mr. Barnes is a member of ALCO and is also the senior manager responsible for Santander UK IBOR transition. Mr. Barnes originally joined the company in August 1986 and has over 33 years continuous service with the Santander Group. Mr. Barnes has over 30 years front experience in global markets, including. Government bond market making, Short Term Markets, Money Markets and Securities Finance, Treasury, sales, fixed income asset management, foreign exchange and interest rate derivatives.

Robert Barnes
Robert Barnes
Chief Executive Officer
TRADEIX

Mr. Rob Barnes is co-founder of TRADEIX. Mr. Barnes’ trade finance experience and expertise started in the logistics and financial technology sectors. In 2002, he founded PrimeRevenue Inc and was the CEO of one of the pioneers of supply chain finance (SCF) applications. He developed the largest non-bank SCF application with over $120B in annual processed volume through a combination of technology and services. In 2007, Mr. Barnes founded the consulting company Aradya and advised banks including HSBC, RBS, Morgan Stanley and Westpac on supply chain and trade finance.

Karen Braithwaite
Karen Braithwaite
Managing Director & Global Head, Transaction Banking
Barclays

Ms. Karen Braithwaite is Managing Director, Global Head – Transaction Banking within Barclays International, based in London. Her responsibilities cover global payments, digital channels, liquidity products, foreign exchange, trade finance and working capital across product management, sales management and client management. She leads teams that serve clients globally, including corporates, financial institutions, non-bank financial institutions and governments. Ms. Braithwaite is a member of the Corporate Banking Executive Forum. Ms. Braithwaite has over 30 years’ banking experience, including 21 years with BNY Mellon, where she was most recently the Global Head of Product Management, Treasury Services. Other roles have included global leadership of client onboarding, servicing and quality programs across custody, markets, and operations.

Tod Burwell
Tod Burwell
President & CEO
BAFT

Tod Burwell is the President and Chief Executive Officer of BAFT. Prior to being promoted to CEO, he served as the Senior Vice President of Trade Products with oversight of all trade-related initiatives including the Global Trade Industry Council, Trade Committees, and other strategic initiatives of the organization. Mr. Burwell has nearly 30 years of trade, supply chain and cash management experience as a banking practitioner, as well as serving as a consultant to global corporations and suppliers of strategically integrated trade solutions. Prior to joining BAFT, Mr. Burwell was a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan Chase and held senior global management roles responsible for trade operations, launching the logistics business and managing global product sales for trade finance and logistics management.

André Casterman
André Casterman
Chief Marketing Officer, INTIX
Chair Fintech Committee, ITFA

Mr. André Casterman is an independent consultant advising financial institutions and fintechs on data management, trade finance and capital markets innovations. Mr. Casterman spent 20+ years at SWIFT, leading various innovations in the inter-bank payments, corporate treasury, and trade finance markets, and strengthened cooperation between SWIFT and the ICC to drive further trade digitisation in the primary trade space. Mr. Casterman serves as CMO of INTIX, the data management fintech as well as NED at Tradeteq, the trade asset investment platform. He also chairs the Fintech Committee of the International Trade and Forfaiting Association (ITFA) and consults with a series of fintechs focusing on collaboration with incumbent financial institutions. Key focus is on leveraging data as economic asset, automating trade finance operations and establishing trade finance as alternative asset class for institutional investors.

Luca Corsini
Luca Corsini
Head of Global Transaction Banking
UniCredit

Mr. Luca Corsini , since March 2018, is UniCredit's Head of Global Transaction Banking. Prior to the current role, he was UniCredit's Global Head of Trade Finance. Over the time of his career, he covered various senior positions such as Head of Trade Finance EMEA and Head of Trade Finance Italy in Deutsche Bank, Head of Working Capital Sales Italy in Abn Amro Bank NV and Head of Structured Trade Export Finance Italy in Barclays Capital.

Vincent Davignon
Vincent Davignon
Head of Product Management and Regulatory Affairs, Trade Finance
BNP Paribas

Mr. Vincent Davignon is since July 2018 in charge of the Trade Product Management and Regulatory Affairs reporting to the Global Head of BNPP Trade Finance. He has over 25 years of experience in the Banking industry. Before that he has been in charge European Desk Manager (based in New York), head of Cash management Business Development and head of Corporate Trade Finance. For the last ten years, he was the head of the International Retail Banking Trade Finance having the responsibility to lead 60 sales specialists spread between Poland, Turkey, Ukraine, The USA (Bank of the West), Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Mali, Ivory Coast and Gabon.

Rajiv Desai
Rajiv Desai
Senior Vice President, North America Operations and Sales
Pelican

Rajiv Desai is SVP at Pelican with primary focus on sales, support & account management. He has in-depth experience in several industries that he acquired over last 30 years. He has held several Sr. positions with increasing responsibilities and successful results with revenue increase, client satisfaction and on time and within budget deliveries. He has worked with several global corporations and banks in N. America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia. He has broad experience in both Physical and Financial supply chain with primary focus in payments and compliance area. He is well versed in various payment messaging formats and technology. Additionally, He blends both technology and pragmatic business experience to address key areas of focus for banks and corporate.

Dr. Michael Dietz
Dr. Michael Dietz
Managing Director, Global Head Trade Finance Flow
Deutsche Bank

Dr. Michael Dietz is Deutsche Bank’s Global Head of Trade Finance Flow business and Regional Head Trade Finance EMEA. Over the time of his career at Deutsche Bank Dr. Dietz covered various senior positions in Corporate Coverage functions across Germany, Switzerland as well as the United States of America. Prior to joining the current role, Dr. Dietz has developed the EMEA Coverage for Commodity Traders as well as Swiss Corporates for Deutsche Bank in Zurich. Dr. Dietz has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Economics at Darmstadt University, Germany. He is a certified Dodd-Frank Securities Trader.

Steve Everett
Steve Everett
Managing Director & Head of Payables and Receivables, Client Products
Lloyds Banking Group

Steve Everett is the Managing Director of Payments, Global Transaction Banking, with end to end responsibility for the Payments business including relationship & sales management, financial performance, product management & development and meeting client needs. He is accountable for the development of LBG’s Payments profile and future business strategy, whilst supporting the Group to ‘Help Britain Prosper’. Mr. Everett’s previous role in LBG was MD of Product & Propositions, GTB for which he was responsible for the product management and development in Cash Management & Payments, Trade & Supply Chain Finance and Asset & Invoice Finance areas. Prior to joining LBG in 2014, he spent c15 years with RBS performing senior leadership roles spanning global transactions services (GTS), f

Stacey Facter
Stacey Facter
Senior Vice President, Trade Products
BAFT

Stacey Facter has been Senior Vice President for Trade Products at BAFT for the last six years. Ms. Facter is responsible for managing all the Association’s activities related to trade products and serves as the primary subject matter expert for trade issues, overseeing and managing BAFT’s trade councils, committees and working groups and helps members develop guidance tools for the trade industry. Ms. Facter serves as a public spokesperson for the organization to stakeholders, regulators and policy makers on industry matters affecting the international trade finance community and is BAFT’s primary technical resource for trade related education and training.Ms. Facter has more than twenty-five years of experience in international banking, including over twenty years with JP Morgan Chase Bank, covering emerging markets, international trade finance, cash and risk management, and securities collateral management.

Stefano Favale
Stefano Favale
Head of Global Transaction Banking
Intesa Sanpaolo

Mr. Stefano Favale has 20 years in the banking industry combining experience in transformation projects in core business areas with growing managerial responsibilities at major banking groups (Capitalia, Unicredit, Intesa Sanpaolo) until the position of Head of Global Transaction Banking in Intesa Sanpaolo. He began his career in Accenture in 1998 as project manager in core banking business areas (Credit, CRM, Products, Pricing). He has been working in Unicredit since 2004 in the strategic planning unit contributing to set up from scratch the Commercial Banking Division leading the project to launch SME segment (Former Capitalia). In 2007 he joined the newborn Global Transaction Banking unit covering several responsibilities on business management and achieving the final position of Head of Cash Management Sales.

Ian Fox
Ian Fox
Group IBOR Transition Director
Lloyds Banking Group

Mr. Ian Fox has over 30 years Treasury experience and was responsible for Lloyds Banking Group’s funding and liquidity for 10 years from 2009. He is now the Group’s IBOR Transition Director, being responsible for the overall transition programme whilst maintaining a significant external presence across the industry and with regulators to help shape and deliver IBOR transition. He is a member of the Working Group on Sterling Risk-Free Reference Rates and co-chair of the Term Rate Task Force. He has been a member of various senior Bank of England market governance committees since 2003 and has been Deputy Chairman of the London Money Market Association for over 15 years.

Esther Galiana
Esther Galiana
Global Head Financial Institutions
BBVA

Esther Galiana is the Global Head of Financial Institutions at BBVA. She is also involved in BBVA´s agenda regarding transformation and sustainability. Ms. Galiana has extensive corporate & investment banking experience combined with corporate experience in the health care sector. Additionally, she has been active in strategy and business development at BBVA e-commerce and BBVA Wholesale Banking & Asset Management. Prior to BBVA, she worked with Santander New York in Structured Trade Finance. Earlier in her career, Ms. Galiana worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston in banking supervision. She has been Vice Chair of BAFT and co-chair of the BAFT Europe Council. Ms. Galiana is also a professor at the Masters in Banking and Financial Regulation of the University of Navarra.

Mark Garfield
Mark Garfield
Head, Global Financial Institutions
Zions Bancorporation

Mark Garfield’s current role is Head of Global Financial Institutions at Zions Bancorporation responsible for foreign bank relationship development. He joined Zions Bancorporation in 2005. He has over 30 years of banking experience with 25 years in international banking management covering trade finance, trade services, foreign exchange, correspondent banking and product development. Throughout his career he has worked closely with corporate and commercial entities in the Midwest and Western U.S. providing banking support for cross-border trade. Mr. Garfield currently serves as a Director of BAFT and Chair of the Utah District Export Council. He served on the DEC National Advisory Board and Board of the World Trade Center, Utah.

Patrick Gmür
Patrick Gmür
Deputy Head Financial Institutions
Head Banks Global Markets
Credit Suisse

Mr. Patrick K. Gmür is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd. He is acting as Deputy Head Financial Institutions and Head Banks Global Markets within Institutional Clients. From October 2013 until August 2015 he was Head of Global Banks. Before that, he was Head of the Financial Institutions Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, and prior to that he was Head Relationship Management for Western Europe. Mr. Gmür joined Financial Institutions in November 2007. Patrick is also a Co-Chair of the Europe Council and a Member of the Board of Directors of BAFT, Bankers' Association for Finance and Trade.

Stephen Grainger
Stephen Grainger
Executive Vice President & Head of Cross-Border Services
Mastercard

Stephen Grainger serves as Executive Vice President, Business Partnerships, New Payments Platform at Mastercard. He is responsible for expanding the business’s vision to enable domestic and cross-border payments from every funding source, to every destination, for any need. Mr. Grainger also plays a key role in building out Mastercard’s bank account-based payment capabilities as the company intensifies its efforts to identify new opportunities beyond cards. Mr. Grainger is also responsible for determining how the organization utilizes its existing network and capabilities to attract new business.

Adam Hanke
Adam Hanke
Director, Head of Northern Europe FIs
NatWest

Mr. Adam Hanke, as the head of the Northern Europe region, has responsibility for the relationships held with NatWest by banks in the Nordics, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Baltics, and the Netherlands, leading coverage of the transaction banking business in these geographies. Mr. Hanke is responsible for deepening existing client relationships as well as identifying and developing new business across the cash management and trade finance product suite. With 10 years experience in commercial and investment banking, and a proven track record in relationship management and sales, Mr. Hanke has worked across a number of geographies and market sectors.

Peter Haener
Peter Haener
Executive Director, Group Compliance, Regulatory and Governance
UBS

Mr. Peter Haener is the regional Head financial crime prevention for UBS in Switzerland. He has a successful track record for supporting business in the area of transactions. This is not limited to payments services or Trade and export finance but comprised the full set of business executed with professional counterparties such as Banks. Furthermore he takes care of the rules and techniques applied in the area of AML Transaction monitoring for UBS as a group. Mr. Haener represents UBS in several national and international bodies and is invited on a regular bases for presentations or panels.

Jason Hilton
Jason Hilton
Head of Sales & Partnerships, Visa Business Solutions
Visa Euro

Jason is Europe Head of Sales for Visa Business Solutions, delivering commercial solutions to Visa clients across Europe in the small, medium and large market space. His primary focus is providing innovative services that deliver customer benefits and advantages, saving business owners time and speeding up payments and reconciliation. Jason has worked in payments for 20 years in a variety of product, sales and consultancy roles for issuers in Europe, the US and Canada.

Dr. Stefan Hoops
Dr. Stefan Hoops
Managing Director, Head of Corporate Bank
Deutsche Bank

Dr. Stefan joined Deutsche Bank in Structured Sales in 2003. In 2008 he moved to New York to join Credit Trading and has since taken on various leadership roles within Global Markets in the United States and Germany, including Global Head of Institutional Sales. In October 2018 he became the Head of Global Transaction Banking and the Corporate and Investment Bank in Germany. As of July 2019, he is Head of DB’s Corporate Bank which encompasses all corporate and commercial client activities.

Michael Hogan
Michael Hogan
Managing Director, UK
MonetaGo

Michael Hogan is the Managing Director of the UK for MonetaGo. Hogan is in charge of leading MonetaGo’s drive to fight fraud in finance through engagement with clients and the trade finance ecosystems across the UK and into Europe. He is passionate about rebuilding Trade’s reputation as a real force for good. Michael has over 30 years experience in international financial services and banking, 20 of which spent working in Asia. Prior to joining MonetaGo, Hogan was GM and MD for MUFG’s Transaction Banking business in EMEA.

Thomas Iverson
Thomas Iverson
Vice President
Financial Integrity Network

Mr. Thomas Iverson is a Vice President at the Financial Integrity Network. He is responsible for issues across the AML/CFT landscape, particularly advancing the effective implementation of global standards and maintaining and improving the interconnectedness of the international financial system. Mr. Iverson was the senior policy advisor for financial transparency, international banking and anticorruption in the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes. He worked closely with colleagues across the U.S. government and international counterparts to promote transparency through policy development, coordination, and implementation.

Marcus Jacobsson
Marcus Jacobsson
Bank Analyst, Bank Coverage, Global Transaction Services
Swedbank

Mr. Marcus Jacobsson is Analyst at Swedbank in Sweden. Specialized in emerging markets, he currently covers financial institutions, sovereigns and supranationals in the MENA region and South Asia, but the portfolio also include global re-insurance companies. While his primary responsibility is evaluating credit risk, Mr. Jacobsson also collaborates with several product organizations such as Trade Finance, Treasury and FX, and participates in the KYC-process. Mr. Jacobsson started his professional career at Swedbank in 2010 and has held various positions within in the bank until he joined the Bank Coverage department in 2016.

Chris Jameson
Chris Jameson
Head of Financial Institutions Sales, EMEA
Bank of America

Mr. Chris Jameson is head of Financial Institutions (FI) Sales for GTS EMEA. In this role, he leads the team responsible for selling the full breadth of our GTS products to FI, Non-Bank Financial Institutions (NBFI) and Public Sector clients across the region, including cash management, working capital management and treasury services. Mr. Jameson joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch in January 2011 and prior to his current role, he was most recently head of GTS Corporate Sales for Western Europe. He has also held a number of other roles in the sales team, including head of GTS Sales, CEEMEA ex-Russia.

Dr. Beata Javorcik
Dr. Beata Javorcik
Chief Economist
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Dr. Beata Javorcik is Chief Economist of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London. She is on leave from the University of Oxford, where she holds a Statutory Professorship in Economics. She is a member of the Royal Economic Society’s Executive Committee and a Director of the International Trade Programme at the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London. Before taking up her position at Oxford University, she worked at the World Bank in Washington DC. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale and a B.A. in Economics (Summa cum Laude) from the University of Rochester.

Annina N. Keller
Annina N. Keller
Vice President
Senior Relationship Manager Financial Institutions
Credit Suisse

Ms. Annina N. Keller is Vice President at Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd. She is acting as Senior Relationship Manager for Financial Institutions. Before that, she held various positions in the Global Transaction Banking, as well as the Anti Money Laundering area. Ms. Keller joined Credit Suisse in April 2010. Previously she was at KBC Bank in Paris and covered the Corporate Banking area. Prior to that, she held various roles at Graubündner Kantonalbank in the divisions Portfolio Management, Marketing and Product Management.

Duncan Kennett
Duncan Kennett
Head of New Payment Flows, Visa Business Solutions
Visa Europe

Mr. Duncan Kennett joined Visa in May 2018 as part of the global Business Solutions team, that provide payment products for business, focussing on new solutions across card network and account to account transactions. Mr. Kennett has worked in payments for over 20 years in a variety of product management roles in Australia and Europe, both as a commercial card issuer, in real time payments providers, in cash management services, and in payments data analytics. His time in Europe has included working for Vocalink, JP Morgan, Bank of America and the RBS Group.

René Klose
René Klose
Vice President, Growth
Conpend

René Klose is the Vice President of Growth at Conpend. Previously he was the Chief Product Owner for Trade Finance at Commerzbank AG. In this role he was responsible for all digitization activities and defined the strategic direction of products, processes and services. Mr. Klose is SAFe certified. Before joining Trade Finance, Mr. Klose had several management positions including Audit, Finance and in the Business Process Outsourcing area. He was part of the BAFT Future Leaders Class 2019 of BAFT and was a mentor for the BAFT Future Leaders Class of 2020.

Ed Langendam
Ed Langendam
Managing Director, Head of Global Corporate Banking Division
MUFG Bank Europe N.V.

Mr. Ed Langendam joined MUFG in 2016, and now holds the position of Head of Global Corporate Banking Division for MUFG Bank (Europe). Joining from NIBC Bank, where he worked for eight years, Mr. Langendam held a number of positions, most recently as CEO for NIBC Bank in Germany. He also held the position of Managing Director for NIBC Bank in The Hague. Prior to this, Mr. Langendam spent 22 years at ABN Amro Bank, working across the Netherlands and Germany. His roles included Head of Automotive in EMEA, Head of Global Relationship Management and serving on ABN Amro Germany’s management board.

Dr. Yih-Teen Lee
Dr. Yih-Teen Lee
Professor
IESE Business School

Mr. Yih-teen Lee is Full Professor in the Department of Managing People in Organizations at IESE Business School. He specializes in leadership, fit, and cultural bridging in his roles as educator, researcher, and consultant. His research work appears in leading scientific journals and books such as The Handbook of Chinese Organizational Behavior and Leadership Development in a Global World. At IESE, Mr. Lee teaches in the MBA and executive education programs and works closely with companies and executives on leadership and cultural topics. He speaks Chinese, English, French, and Spanish, and identifies himself as a rooted global citizen.

Thomas Lehmpuhl
Thomas Lehmpuhl
Executive Director
Head of Global FIG
BayernLB

Mr. Thomas Lehmpuhl joined BayernLB in 1999 in the financial institutions area responsible for analysis and loan structuring in Central Europe. From 2005, Mr. Lehmpuhl was Senior Relationship Manager for banks in several Eastern European countries. From 2008, Mr. Lehmpuhl headed BayernLB`s restructuring office in Ukraine responsible for the wind-down of a corporate, bank and sovereign portfolio. Mr. Lehmpuhl joined MKB Bank, in late 2010 and held several management positions in banking subsidiaries in Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary. Up until the sale of MKB Bank in 2014, Mr. Lehmpuhl was Executive Director and Head of the Problem Loan Division in Budapest. In October 2014, Thomas took over as Senior Relationship Manager in BayernLB`s Corporates Division responsible, inter alia, for their Global Aviation Portfolio. In January 2017, Mr. Lehmpuhl was nominated as Senior Director and Head of Financial Institutions and Investors Developed Markets. As of October 2017, Mr. Lehmpuhl was promoted to Executive Director and Head of Global FIG, responsible for our overall relationship management with financial institutions and institutional investors globally.

Per Christian Lindgård
Per Christian Lindgård
Head of Cash Management and Accounting Group Treasury and Tax
Norsk Hydro

Mr. Per Christian Lindgård is currently heading the Cash Management team in the treasury department of Norsk Hydro with responsibility for the global cash and payment infrastructure and the in-house bank operations. He has a broad international experience from various management roles within commercial, risk management and finance areas since he joined the Aluminium trading business of Hydro in 1995. Prior to joining Hydro, he worked in the power production industry. Mr. Lindgård is a Norwegian national with a BS degree in finance from Agder University, Norway and an MBA in International Finance and Management from Middlebury Institute, Monterey, California.

Eric Lorber
Eric Lorber
Vice President
Financial Integrity Network

Mr. Eric B. Lorber is a Vice President at the Financial Integrity Network, where he advises global financial institutions on issues related to sanctions and anti-money laundering/combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) compliance. He is also the senior director of the Center of Economic and Financial Power at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Prior to re-joining FIN, Eric was a senior advisor to the Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI) at the United States Department of the Treasury, where he provided strategic guidance on U.S. sanctions and AML/CFT policies.

Jean-François Mazure
Jean-François Mazure
Head of Cash Clearing Services
Société Générale

Graduated from the ESCEM Tours and the University of Ottawa, Jean-François joined Société Générale in 1993. He held various managerial positions in the French retail network, essentially on the SME and large corporate segments. In 2011, he was appointed Senior Banker on a portfolio of key agribusiness corporate clients, most of them belonging to the cooperative sector. In November 2015, he joined GTB division as co-Head of Cash Clearing Services, before being appointed Head of the same business line one year later.

Yves Mersch
Yves Mersch
Member of the Executive Board of the ECB
Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB

Mr. Yves Mersch was appointed to the Executive Board of the ECB in 2012 when serving his third term as Governor of the Banque centrale du Luxembourg, a position he had held since 1998. Before setting up his country’s central bank, he represented his country in the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, European Investment Bank and other multilateral organisations, as well as in private companies where he has been globally active in both financial and industrial areas. Mr. Mersch holds postgraduate degrees in political science from Paris Sorbonne, and law from Paris Panthéon University. He is the longest-serving member on the ECB’s Governing Council.

Francesco Miccoli
Francesco Miccoli
Managing Director, Head of Europe-Americas Correspondent Banking & Head of UK Fintech
Standard Chartered Bank

Francesco Miccoli is a managing director at Standard Chartered Bank currently serving in the dual role of Head Correspondent Banking Europe and Americas and Head UK Fintech, based in London. Francesco joined Standard Chartered Bank in 2009 leading the banks business in various roles while focusing on commercial strategy and sales activities related to all cash clearing and trade finance services since 2016. Appointed in 2019 as Head of Fintech UK he is responsible to implement business strategy within alternative cash payments and trade finance service providers as well as leading correspondent banking business transformation and digitalization. Francesco holds Economics and Financial Markets Degree and a Master Diploma in Merchant Banking from Bocconi University.

Abid Mumtaz
Abid Mumtaz
Head of Bank Partnerships
TransferWise

Mr. Abid Mumtaz is the Head of Bank Partnerships at TransferWise, a global technology company that’s building the best way to move money around the world. Prior to starting TransferWise, Mr. Mumtaz was Head of Product at Issufy, focusing on building a digital platform to enhance Primary Capital Markets distribution. He has also worked on the Credit Trading desks at HSBC and Credit Suisse, in London. At TransferWise, he helps shape product and growth strategy to encapsulate TransferWise services in Banks, using a unique API-driven solution.

Ulf-Peter Noetzel
Ulf-Peter Noetzel
Conference Co-Chair
Managing Director, Chairman of Trade Finance, Financial Institutions
Deutsche Bank AG

Mr. Ulf-Peter Noetzel is Managing Director and Chairman of Trade Finance - Financial Institutions. He is based in Frankfurt, Germany, and has held several senior management positions in the Financial Institutions business, globally as well as regionally. Presently, he is responsible for implementing new sales and product initiatives next to optimizing the bank’s global correspondent banking network for the Trade Finance business with financial institutions. Prior to this role, he spent several years in Singapore as Regional Sales Head in charge of promoting cash and trade products to banks across Asia. During this period, which included the introduction of Euro, his main focus was to promote Deutsche Bank’s leading position in cash clearing services.

Pani Oritis
Pani Oritis
Vice President
Financial Institutions Sales, Global Transaction Banking UK
Santander UK

Mr. Pani Oritis joined Santander UK in 2017 as Vice President Financial Institutions Sales where he is responsible for origination across cash management and trade finance. Prior to joining Santander, Mr. Oritis worked at Barclays for 6 years, starting in operations before joining their corporate FI division. In 2017, Mr. Oritis was nominated by Santander to participate in the BAFT Future Leaders Programme, graduating in May 2018 and continues to play an active role for BAFT today.

Marc Recker
Marc Recker
Global Head Product Institutional Cash Management
Deutsche Bank

Marc is responsible for the strategic development and positioning of cash clearing products for Deutsche Bank globally. The Clearing Product function is an integral component of the bank’s franchise in terms of strategic direction, product & service development, positioning, thought leadership as well as identifying and executing growth opportunities. Marc has been engaged in the financial services industry since 1998, re-joining Deutsche Bank in 2014 after having worked for JPMorgan and ING in various positions in both product management and operations. He is Deutsche Bank’s representative in various industry forums/working groups and holds a bachelor in foreign trade from the Liege Management School.

Dr. Jan Rosam
Dr. Jan Rosam
Partner, EMEIA Financial Services
EY

Dr. Jan Rosam is a Partner at Ernst & Young and is leading the Financial Services Capital Markets Advisory practice in Germany. Jan is responsible for the IBOR Transition campaign in Germany and is part of the global & European IBOR transition expert team at EY. Dr. Rosam is supporting multiple banks & buy-side clients in this matter and is representing EY at ECB WG - SG7. Jan has more than 15 years’ experience within Capital Markets / Investment banking sector and holds a PhD in mathematics.

Dirk Schrade
Dirk Schrade
Deputy Director General Payments and Settlement Systems
Deutsche Bundesbank

Mr. Dirk Schrade is Deputy Director General of the Payments & Settlement Systems Directorate at the Central Office of the Deutsche Bundesbank in Frankfurt. He worked for many years in the branch and Main Office of the former Land Central Bank in North-Rhine Westphalia. In 2000 he joined the Payment Systems Policy Division at the Central Office of the Bundesbank in Frankfurt, focusing first on individual payment systems/RTGSplus and then on the project TARGET2. Since then, he is dealing, inter alia, with policy issues on domestic, European and international payments as well as securities settlement.

Liqiong Shen
Liqiong Shen
Head of International development, Cash Management,
Greater China Corporates, Cash Management Business Line
BNP

Ms. Liquiong Shen is responsible for developing the sustainable business strategy for Greater China clients, mainly towards EMEA. In her role, Ms. Shen works with different internal teams to capture high value deal opportunities in cash and treasury solutions area for Greater China corporates with international footprint. With the aim of following the banking strategy of innovation, Ms. Shen has led the Alipay and Wechat Pay collaboration to allow the Chinese tourists continuing their ecosystem client journey in France and in other European countries and this brings digital insight for European clients and incorporate the Asian experience into their digitalization strategy.

Edward Thurman
Edward Thurman
Managing Director and Head of Global Transaction Banking
Lloyds Banking Group

Mr. Edward Thurman joined Lloyds Banking Group in August 2008 as a Director in Group Corporate Development and has since spent five years as Managing Director, Financial Institutions, a client unit created at the inception of the Commercial Banking business to create deeper institutional focus on this segment, and to best harness emerging industry trends to our benefit. Mr. Thurman has recently been appointed as Managing Director, Head of Global Transaction Banking within Commercial Banking. The Global Transaction Banking business serves all client groups within Commercial and Retail Business Banking, through specialist teams across the UK and key international hubs.

Bart Timmermans
Bart Timmermans
Head Global Transactional Banking UK
Santander UK

Mr. Bart Timmermans currently Head of Global Transactional Banking Santander UK. Previously, he was Head of GTB in Continental Europe where within 3 years he created a fully equipped GTB team with a wide Trade and Cash management product offering for the at the time newly created region—Continental Europe. In 2009, he joined Santander as the Head of Trade, Export and Supply Chain Finance for Europe, hired to build a European trade organization including ECA Finance, Supply Chain Finance, Commodity Finance and “Flow” Trade products which he successfully realized within 4 years.

Kris Van Broekhoven
Kris Van Broekhoven
Chief Financial Officer
Komgo

Kris Van Broekhoven is Chief Financial Officer of Komgo, the multi-bank digital platform that is streamlining trade finance and introducing blockchain based tools to mitigate fraud. Until recently, Kris was Global Head of Commodity Trade Finance at Citibank, where he spearheaded the digital transformation of trade finance and led Citi’s involvement as a founding member of Komgo. Prior to Citi he was EMEA head of structured commodity trade finance at Deutsche Bank. Kris has 26 years of international banking experience and is determined to bring an inefficient and paper based industry into the digital age.

Niels Van Duinen
Niels Van Duinen
FX Sales Netherlands, Global Payments
INTL FCStone

Mr. Niels van Duinen joined INTL FCStone’s Global Payments team in 2015 and is responsible for the team’s sales activities in the Netherlands. This includes a large portfolio of clients ranging from International banks and large corporates to local charities. Mr. Van Duinen focuses on both identifying growth opportunities and deepening existing client relationships, with an emphasis on helping clients understand the opportunities (and pitfalls!) inherent in transacting in 140 currencies in emerging economies. He is also part of this year’s BAFT Future Leaders Class.

Frank Versmessen
Frank Versmessen
Head of Controls, Attestation & Assurance
SWIFT

Mr. Frank Versmessen is Head of Controls, Attestation and Assurance at SWIFT. Part of the Global Security division, Mr. Versmessen and his team are responsible for SWIFT’s Customer Security Program’s security controls and the customer attestation and assurance processes. Between 2014 and March 2019 Mr. Versmessen was Head of Regulatory Affairs at SWIFT. In this role Mr. Versmessen and his team were responsible for monitoring the global regulatory landscape, for liaising with regulators, and for identifying regulatory-related issues and opportunities. Previously, Mr. Versmessen was the Global Head of Post-Trade at SWIFT focusing on equities and fixed income. In this role, Mr. Versmessen was based in Singapore, and was responsible for developing SWIFT’s global strategy in post-trade services.

Gregory Vincent
Gregory Vincent
Global Head, Financial Institutions
StoneX

Gregory Vincent started working in the cross-border payments space in early 2001 before his team was acquired by StoneX in 2004. Previously, Vincent had been working for a global banking institution. Initially working on and then running the Trading desk, Vincent is now responsible for the FX Payments business in the EMEA region and is primarily responsible for the team’s relationships with many of the world's leading banks, who rely on StoneX for FX payments in up to 140 currencies. This exposure has given Mr. Vincent a rare perspective on the requirements of both the banking sector and many of the world's largest tech companies, with regards to their cross-border payments needs.

Karin Walchshöfer
Karin Walchshöfer
Managing Director and Head, EMEA for the Global Financial Institutions Group
BMO Capital Markets

Ms. Karin Walchshöfer is Managing Director and Head, EMEA for the Global Financial Institutions Group at BMO Capital Markets, and is primarily responsible for overseeing the growth and management of the bank’s relationships with financial institutions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She is based in the UK and manages teams in London and Toronto. Ms. Walchshöfer joined BMO in 2000. Prior to this, she worked at National Westminster Bank in London where she held various positions in their Correspondent Banking and Card Services units. Ms. Walchshöfer has been a member of the BAFT Europe Council since 2008 and was elected as BAFT EC Co-Chair in March 2022. She is also on the BAFT Board of Directors.

Thomas A. Woelk
Thomas A. Woelk
Director Group Finance
Friedhelm Loh Group

Mr. Thomas A. Woelk joined Friedhelm Loh Stiftung in May 2017. The Friedhelm Loh Group’s companies are leaders in in their respective industries as inventors and competent producers, with a total revenue of about EUR 2.3bn. Before this he was Head of Corporate Treasury at Wacker Neuson SE, a quoted company in Munich, for seven years. He started his career in 1994 at Commerzbank AG and held various positions in Germany and abroad. In 2005 he joined BlackRock International Ltd. and was responsible for the sale and registration of money market funds and short-term fixed income bonds in continental Europe.

Patrick Zhu
Patrick Zhu
Managing Director
China Country Head of Global Liquidity and Cash Management
HSBC Bank

Mr. Patrick Zhu is Head of HSBC’s Global Liquidity and Cash Management business in China. In this role, Mr. Zhu builds HSBC’s cash management capabilities in the country and leads HSBC’s delivery of integrated cash management solutions to a multitude of clients across the region including multinational corporations, mid-market enterprises and small businesses. Prior to this role, Mr. Zhu was the Head of Pearl River Delta, Global Liquidity and Cash Management, where he led the execution of HSBC’s fast expansion in this priority region. Mr. Zhu joined HSBC China in 1999 as a Management Trainee and thereafter became an International Manager in 2003.

Esther Zwygart
Esther Zwygart
Senior First Officer
Lufthansa Airlines

Ms. Esther Zwygart is a Senior First Officer of Lufthansa Airlines. Ms. Zwygart was born in Switzerland and started her professional career with a banking apprenticeship. Already during her education she was passionate about flying and even before having her driver’s license, she got the private pilot license. She did her commercial and instrument pilot rating in Arizona (USA) and Switzerland. She was working as an airline pilot for Crossair and Swissair and after a short break dedicating time for her family, she continued her career at Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa where she flies on long-haul aircraft Airbus 330 and 340.

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The BAFT Global Annual Meeting – Europe is a day and half conference covering topical industry issues facing the transaction banking industry, presented by global heads and thought leaders from various countries around the world. This conference draws transaction banking, cash/treasury, trade, international banking and innovation executives and professionals from over 100 banking institutions, government agencies, FinTech firms, other providers and corporations.

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Connect with colleagues and clients as industry leaders discuss the trends that will shape the new decade. The Global Annual Meeting – Europe provides both cutting edge programming and dedicated bilateral meeting time.

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Reach transaction banking, cash, and trade finance heads from across the globe at this premier transaction banking event in Frankfurt.

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Coffee Break – (two remain available) – BBVA
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A block of rooms have been reserved for the BAFT Global Annual Meeting conference attendees. Attendees are responsible for making their hotel reservations. This special room rate of Euro 199 + tax will be available until 27 December 2019 or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. Breakfast is included in the room rate. For cancellations, please contact hotel directly. Any penalties are subject to hotel cancellation policy.

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