The BAFT Roundtable on Downstream Banking brings together regional and global correspondents as well as solution providers for an open discussion on opportunities, risks, and approaches to downstream correspondent banking. This roundtable is held in conjunction with the MENA Bank to Bank Forum. Seats are limited at this exclusive, invitation-only event, so reserve your spot today!
President and CEO
Head of International Banking Group
Regional Head of Banks – Africa & Middle East
Standard Chartered Bank
Correspondent Banking Group (CBG), Business Compliance & Risk
Citi Treasury & Trade Solutions
Financial Integrity Network
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.
Mr. Faisal Hussain is responsible for managing Transaction Banking sales for Bank clients for Standard Chartered Bank for the Africa & Middle East region based in Dubai. Mr. Hussain heads a regional sales team covering over 25 countries offering clearing, cash management and trade finance solutions to the banks “Correspondent Banking” clients. He joined Standard Chartered in 2007 from Citibank where he worked for 10 years and held various Sales and Product Management positions within Transaction Banking.
Mr. Jack Jared has over 36 years’ experience in banking, all with Citi, and has been dealing with Financial Institutions from London since 1989. During his career Mr. Jared has worked in Relationship Management, covering some of the largest merchant and investment banks and acting as Senior Banker and Senior Credit Officer for the FI group; Technology, where he implemented a global credit system; Product Management, where he had responsibility for a number of global payment products; Treasury and Trade Solutions Sales to FI and Public Sector; and Regional responsibility for CBG business in Central, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Mr. Stuart Jones, Jr. is a former senior U.S. Treasury official, including extended leadership tours in Afghanistan and the Middle East. Prior to service abroad, Mr. Jones represented the U.S. Treasury Department at the National Counterterrorism Center, where he led efforts on the National Implementation Plan for the War on Terrorism. For his service at home and abroad, Mr. Jones received the Secretary’s Honor Award (2X) and the Treasury Department’s Meritorious Service Award. Following his government service, Mr. Jones worked as an executive with a leading Big 4 firm, where he led business and strategic growth in select emerging and frontier markets.
Mr. Jan-Willem Sudmann is the Head of International Banking Group at Mashreq. He joined the organization in December 2015. Prior to this, Mr. Sudmann was the Managing Director for Commerzbank, Shanghai Branch since August 2013. The previous 4 years he served as Managing Director at Commerzbank’s Beijing Branch. Mr. Sudmann was the Head of International Products & Financial Institutions at Dresdner Bank AG, Frankfurt. He has more than 23 years of commercial and investment banking experience. In the early parts of the last decade he was heading the global relationship management for Financial Institutions in Asia, Africa, Middle East and Turkey.