8th BAFT Global Councils Forum
September 25, 2016
Starling Hotel & Conference Center
St. Moritz Meeting Room
Geneva, Switzerland

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John Ahearn
Managing Director,
Global Head – Trade

Mr. John Ahearn, a Managing Director in Citi’s Transaction Services (CTS) business, is currently responsible for global supply chain and trade finance, including export and agency financing, as well as asset optimization. Prior to joining Citi, Mr. Ahearn was with ABN Amro for eight years and was responsible for Financial Institutions and Head of Sales globally for the trade business. He also had senior roles at Bank of New York and started his banking career at JP Morgan as a Management Trainee. Mr. Ahearn is BAFT’s current Board Chair and is a Board of Director for the Pacific Rim Bankers Association.

Tod Burwell
President and CEO

Mr. Tod Burwell is the President & 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 over 25 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 JPMorgan 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.

00278995_Magro_Daniel_3885Mr. Daniel Magro
Executive Director –Global Cash & Custody Financial Institutions

Daniel Magro is responsible for Cash & Custody Services for UBS' Banks for Banks clients. Prior to his current role he was heading Asset Servicing in Hong Kong serving the UHNW and Global Family Offices of UBS APAC. His previous work experience includes 10 years in different roles in Operations for Citibank in Zurich, 5 years as cash management advisor for institutional and corporate clients at the Cantonal Bank of Zurich and 5 years as Head of Sales Asset Servicing at UBS Zurich.

Luc Meurant 2Mr. Luc Meurant
Head of Financial Crime Compliance Services

Luc Meurant leads the Financial Crime Compliance Services division at SWIFT, reporting to the CEO. He and his team are responsible for the development and expansion of SWIFT’s strategic offering in the areas of sanctions, anti-money laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC). Luc was previously responsible for developing SWIFT’s banking, supply chain and corporate market segments.

Prior to joining SWIFT in 2002, Mr. Meurant worked for McKinsey & Company’s Belgium office where he managed several accounts for financial institutions, payments systems and telecommunications while advising on strategy, operational effectiveness and organisational re-design.

He also worked for Euroclear, where he specialised in securities transactions across European markets, and was also the founder and manager of a start-up firm in software development and sales.