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BAFT Announces Future Leaders Program Class of 2024

Launched in 2015, the 2024 Future Leaders class includes 40 individuals from 16 countries representing a variety of disciplines within transaction banking around the globe.

WASHINGTON — BAFT, the leading global financial services association for international transaction banking, announced today its Future Leaders Program class of 2024. Now in its ninth year, the program recognizes upcoming talent in the global transaction banking industry.

Nominated by their respective member institutions, the class of 2024 includes 40 individuals from 16 countries across six continents representing a variety of disciplines within transaction banking.

This year’s group will be divided into five project teams to address current industry issues including developing a resource guide for digitization in trade, a client due diligence questionnaire for ESG, harnessing the power of generative language models to transform transaction banking, B2B payments and the G20 FSB payments report, and human resources challenges post pandemic.

The class of 2024 will start their program in January at the BAFT Europe Bank to Bank Forum and will conclude at BAFT’s Global Annual Meeting in May. Several Future Leaders Council members will support the current class as mentors, joining BAFT board members who will continue to serve as project sponsors.

“The continued record growth in applicants for this program underscores the value in both recognition and leadership development for tomorrow’s future leaders, and led us to expand this year’s class,” said Tod Burwell, President & CEO, BAFT. “The participants step outside of their day-to-day jobs to learn more about important industry topics and contribute a diverse perspective on how we can collectively approach them. I’m excited to hear their views on this year’s projects.”  

BAFT congratulates the following individuals who were selected to this year’s program:

  • Tommy Babos, Barclays
  • Alyazia Bin Suwaidan, Commercial Bank of Dubai
  • Christophe Bock, Société Générale
  • Bridget Bonilla, BNP Paribas
  • Frank Burgman, Barclays
  • Adolfo Canales, StoneX
  • Christian Khouri Chalouhi, Intesa Sanpaolo
  • Iris Chen, ING Bank
  • Michael Chong, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Ana Laura Contelli, American International Group (AIG)
  • Pablo de Bacco, ANZ Banking Group
  • Mónica Dörr, Banco Santander
  • Jagoda Dul, Citibank
  • Amro El-Far, Arab Bank
  • Christopher Finan, BNY Mellon
  • Hilary Freedenberg, HSBC Bank
  • Carolina Gonzalez Marino, UBS
  • Petra Gross, UniCredit
  • Kubra Guler, Bank of America
  • Revina Guma, BMO (Bank of Montreal)
  • Sivine Halwani, JP Morgan Chase Bank
  • Oskar Jerrå, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB)
  • Natalija Katic, Banco Santander
  • Jialing Li, Deloitte
  • Kaylee Karumanchi Lord, Bank of America
  • Anjana Mary Menasis, Surecomp
  • Antonio Muñoz, Deutsche Bank
  • Sarah Bachwitz Mruk, HSBC Bank
  • Giovanni Paolini, UniCredit
  • Astrid Perrin-Megret, BNP Paribas
  • Grayson Prickett, First Citizens Bank
  • Diego Puron Kelleher, Banco Mercantil del Norte (Banorte)
  • Maria Fernanda Quevedo, Deutsche Bank
  • Jose Reynoso, Umpqua Bank
  • Angel Spanos, PNC Bank
  • Cameron Stanton, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Amin ur Rehman, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Daniel Vallance, RBC Capital Markets
  • Patrick Wodetzki, Crédit Agricole CIB
  • Lianlian Zhao, BNY Mellon

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