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Trade Finance Global Announces International Trade Awards 2022 Winners

The 2022 TFG International Trade Awards were awarded at the 2022 BAFT Global Annual Meeting covering seven global categories, seven markets, six specialist categories, and two individual categories.

LONDON/WASHINGTON –Trade Finance Global (TFG) announces the winners of the 2022 International Trade Awards in cooperation with BAFT. Now in its sixth year running, the TFG International Trade Awards 2022 recognize those who have provided an outstanding contribution to global trade and finance.

This year’s winners were announced at BAFT’s 2022 Global Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on May 4. BAFT would like to congratulate this year’s winners.


  • Best Trade Financier – Citi
  • Best Receivables Financier – ING Bank
  • Best Supply Chain Financier – Citi
  • Best Export Credit Agency – UK Export Finance (UKEF)
  • Best Multilateral Development Bank – African Export–Import Bank (Afreximbank)
  • Tradetech Innovator Award – Surecomp
  • Sustainable Trade Finance Award – European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)


  • Best Trade Financier in Western Europe – Commerzbank
  • Best Trade Financier in Central and Eastern Europe – Raiffeisen
  • Best Trade Financier in the Middle East – First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)
  • Best Trade Financier in Africa – Rand Merchant Bank
  • Best Trade Financier in Asia Pacific – Bank of China
  • Best Trade Financier in North America – J.P. Morgan
  • Best Trade Financier in Latin America – Santander


  • Best Trade Finance Deal of the Year – Allen & Overy
  • Best Trade Finance Education Provider – London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF)
  • Best Trade Finance Law Firm – Sullivan Law
  • Best Trade Credit Insurance Provider – AIG
  • Best Islamic Financier –  International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC)
  • Trade Digitization Award – Enigio


  • Outstanding Contribution to Trade Finance – Steven Beck, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Rising Trade Finance Star – Haitham Elsaid, Qatar National Bank Al-Alahli

Read the Winners’ Interviews Here >

TFG would like to thank all nominations for all 22 categories across seven different markets, and 18 judges of the steering committee for what was a challenging judging process. TFG takes great pride in making the awards as impartial as possible.

Mark Abrams, Head of Trade Finance, TFG said:

“We are proud to award outstanding companies and individuals for their contribution to the trade finance industry over the past 12 months, which have been far from normal.”

“Now in its 6th year running, we’re delighted to collaborate with BAFT and would like to thank our independent steering committee for their time and efforts in running the rigorous judging process.”

Scott Stevenson, Senior Vice President of Trade, BAFT said:

“BAFT is extremely honored to be taking part in this year’s TFG International Trade Awards and appreciates the opportunity to recognize industry leaders in trade, supply chain and receivables finance.”

TFG Media Contact:
Deepesh Patel
Director, Partnerships and Marketing
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