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As the industry continues to prosper and innovate, the time is ripe to recognise those leading the way and celebrate industry success.

The Awards are international in scale, FREE to enter and open to all companies involved in the receivables finance ecosystem.

Entries for this year's awards are now closed. Winners will be announced at the Gala Dinner in March.

The Awards Gala Dinner - 6th March 2019

The evening’s event is exclusively black tie and brings together the crème de la crème of the industry where attendees can network with representatives from leading commercial banks, factors, invoice discounters, corporates, fintechs and AltFin platforms, credit insurers, law firms, brokers and consultants.

Guests will be treated to a welcome drinks reception, a delicious three course meal chosen exclusively for the event and finally, the announcement of the award winners!

Awards Presenter

This year's awards will be presented by the BBC's Rick Kelsey.

Sponsors and Table Hosts can benefit from additional branding and exposure on the night. Please contact our events team to discuss your involvement: events@bcrpub.com


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Judging Panel
André Casterman
Managing Director, Casterman Advisory, Chair of Fintech Committee, ITFA

André Casterman is an independent consultant, advising financial institution and fintech clients on data management, trade finance, and capital markets innovations. André spent 20+ years at SWIFT, leading various innovations in the inter-bank payments, corporate treasury, and trade finance markets. During that time, he established an institutional partnership between SWIFT and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and created the first digital trade settlement instrument. André chairs the Fintech Committee of the International Trade and Forfaiting Association (ITFA) with a focus on helping banks take advantage of fintech innovations to automate trade finance operations and establish the business as an investable asset class through use of data analytics and artificial intelligence. André holds a Master’s degree in Applied Economics from ICHEC Brussels Management School and two Master’s degrees in Computer Sciences and in Management from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB).

Scott Ettien Scott B. Ettien
, Executive Vice President, Financial Solutions & Global Head of Trade Credit, Willis Towers Watson

Scott is the US Trade Credit Practice Leader for Willis Towers Watson. Scott and his team specialize in providing Trade Credit insurance expertise for financial institutions and corporations. Scott joined Willis in 2010 and has built a strong team, mostly made up of former Trade Credit policy and risk underwriters to place and service programs for our various clients.

Prior to joining Willis Towers Watson in 2010, Scott worked at Atradius Trade Credit Insurance, Inc., which is the second largest credit insurance company worldwide. Over his 25 years at Atradius, he held positions in accounting, direct sales, and was the head of sales for the East Region. Scott spent the last five years as the Director of Global for North America. In that role, he was responsible for the commercial development of large global business from both a sales and commercial underwriting perspective. Scott was elected to the Atradius Trade Credit Insurance, Inc. Board of Directors in 2005.

Scott holds a BA in Accounting from the University of Baltimore.

Mark Mandula
Senior Vice President, United Capital Funding; Chief Learning Officer, BCR Publishing

Mark is an internationally recognised factoring expert, speaker, author, serial entrepreneur and servant leader. He is Senior Vice President of United Capital Funding, a Tampa Bay, Florida B2B and B2G SME commercial finance professional services firm. He was Principal/ Managing Partner from 2000 to 2017 when the firm was acquired and has also served in a National Sales Director capacity. Since formation, United Capital has grown 80 times in annual employed capital to B2B and B2G SMEs and is projected to exceed US$1 Billion in NFE in 2022. Mark has also become an equity owner of BCR Publishing, and will serve as Chief Learning Officer. In this new role, he will lead the expansion of programmes and best of breed events for BCR on a global basis. He believes that “power in knowledge, but only when shared.”

Prior to joining United Capital in 2000, he was principal and shareholder in an investment banking firm that completed over 200 bank industry mergers and acquisitions over a 20+ year span. Following that, he was owner and CEO of a leading credit industry business and was nominated as an Entrepreneur of the Year. He holds an MBA and BBA in Finance and is a 2012 graduate of the Certificate in Private Capital Markets from the Graziadio Graduate School of Business at Pepperdine University, Malibu, California. He has been actively involved in multiple non-profit boards including Eckerd College, Tampa Bay Research Institute and others.

Mark is a regular speaker and has participated in over 250 international conferences and has had more than 1,200 articles published online and in ABA Banking Journal, Mergers & Acquisitions, BCR, FCI and other commercial finance global industry publications both online and in hard copy. He has also contributed to several editions of the World Factoring Yearbook, published by FCI and BCR on a global basis.

Lionel Taylor
Managing Director, Trade Advisory Network

Lionel Taylor is a trade, supply chain and invoice finance specialist with more than 30 years experience in senior leadership roles with major financial institutions including RBS, Rabobank, Citibank and Lloyds Banking Group and with non-bank independents.

Now Managing Director of Trade Advisory Network Limited, which specialises in the strategic development of global supply chains, trade and invoice finance with a client base of regional banks, independent finance providers, fintechs and technology providers, his key areas of expertise include new business strategy, turnaround, organisation design, new product design, product management, marketing, origination, credit, team building and training.

He has extensive experience of operating in Asia where he led the cooperation on trade and supply chain finance between RBS and Bank of China, established an independent finance company facilitating trade between Asian and Western SMEs and assisted in the development of the Chinese factoring industry. Today, he continues his close involvement in the region, working with government agencies, banks, independent funders, investors and others who are looking to promote and extend trade and supply chain finance in the region.

He currently is a Non-Executive Director of a growing UK-based fintech, sits as the independent credit committee member for another non-bank finance provider and is also co-author of the ICC Academy’s Advanced Supply Chain Finance online course, a core module of their CTCP programme.

He continues to be engaged in advising a number of financial institutions, fintechs and technology providers on the development of their trade and supply chain finance businesses and is frequently invited to comment and write for specialist international trade publications as well as chairing and speaking at international events.

Alecsandra Valasuteanu
Head of Factoring, UniCredit Bank Romania

Alecsandra is currently at UniCredit Bank Romania, a member of UniCredit, a leading European bank, and one of the leading providers of factoring, forfeiting and supply chain financing solutions in Romania, holding a market share of 20%. With more than 15 years of experience in the financial sector, Alecsandra started in UniCredit Leasing Romania as Senior Relationship Manager, part of the Equipment and Project Financing Division.


2019 RFIx Awards Finalists

SME Finance Provider of the Year

  • Bibby Financial Services
  • CaixaBank          
  • Funding Options              
  • NoviCap               

Supply Chain Finance Provider of the Year - Bank

  • CaixaBank          
  • ING       
  • Natwest              

Supply Chain Finance Provider of the Year – Non-Bank

  • Demica
  • Invoice Bazaar  
  • Orbian 
  • PrimeRevenue

Supply Chain Finance Technology Solution Provider of the Year

  • Codat   
  • Demica
  • PrimeRevenue

Alternative Finance Platform of the Year

  • Finexkap             
  • Invocap
  • Invoice Bazaar  
  • Vayana Network

Factoring Provider of the Year - Independent

  • Bibby Financial Services
  • NoviCap              
  • Sace

Factoring Provider of the Year - Bank

  • CaixaBank          
  • HSBC UK 
  • Societe Generale Factoring         

Factoring Technology Solution Provider of the Year

  • Codat   
  • Efcom  
  • HPD Software

Risk Management Technology Solution Provider of the Year

  • Equiniti Riskfactor           
  • Flowcast             
  • Tinubu Square  

Development Bank of the Year 

  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC) 

Most Innovative Fintech of the Year

  • Demica
  • Finexkap             
  • Invoice Bazaar  
  • NoviCap              
  • PrimeRevenue 
  • Satago Finanacial Solutions Ltd  

Global Receivables Finance Provider of the Year

  • Bibby Financial Services
  • HSBC UK  
  • ING
  • Santander

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