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The third RFIx Awards took place on 10th March 2020, bringing together international players to celebrate major achievements and recognising industry success in the receivables finance sector as the market continues to grow and prosper.

Winners were carefully selected by a judging panel in an independent process. With twelve awards in total, recognising all companies involved in the receivables finance ecosystem including, banks, non-banks, technology companies, fintechs, consultancies and legal advisors.

Venue

London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square

Grosvenor Square, Mayfair,
W1K 6JP London W1K 6JP
United Kingdom
Phone: 020 7493 1232

Discover the best of Mayfair at London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square with its unparalleled central location minutes away from world-class shopping, Hyde Park and iconic landmarks. Stay at the first Marriott hotel in London, delivering sincere and personalized service. Unwind in impeccably furnished rooms and suites featuring marble bathrooms and modern technology, overlooking Grosvenor Square or the hotel's intimate garden. Visit Gordon Ramsay's maze restaurant or sip a cocktail at our award-winning speakeasy, The Luggage Room, Mayfair’s best-kept secret. Take advantage of our 13 meeting spaces, including the renovated Westminster Ballroom, that combine a heritage of Mayfair service with a contemporary edge. Have a memorable experience at London’s most desirable address at London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square.

Accommodation

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Judging Panel
Mrs. Kanayo Awani
Managing Director - Intra-African Trade Initiative - AFREXIMBANK
Mrs. Kanayo Awani is the Managing Director, Intra-African Trade Initiative in Afreximbank. She holds a Master of Public Administration Degree (specializing in International Trade and Finance) from Harvard University (Kennedy School of Government), Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America. She also holds the Edward S. Mason Fellowship in Public Policy and Management from the same University. Mrs. Awani has extensive banking experience having worked for Citigroup in Nigeria for about 17 years in various functions, the last being Vice President and Head of Industrial and Commercial Corporates. She joined the African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank) to pursue development finance in 2009 as Assistant Director, Trade Finance and Branches. In her current role as Managing Director, she leads the Bank’s efforts in implementing its Intra-African trade and Industrialisation Strategies. She is also the Chairperson of the Africa Chapter of FCI, a global factoring association.
Daniela Bonzanini
Head of International, Banca IFIS, Chair, FCI

Daniela Bonzanini is the Chairwoman of FCI and Head of International of Banca IFIS Italy. Daniela has a long career background in international trade and factoring and almost 40 years’ experience in international factoring. Her knowledge of the factoring industry has been of great contribution to the development and implementation of new projects mainly focused on innovative products and services. She was International Manager at Factorit for twenty years and in 2002 she joined Banca FIS to start the international activity. She is Head of International, responsible for the development of business and international network. She is also directly involved in the management of the bank’s foreign activities as a Member of the Board of IFIS Finance Sp. z.o.o and IFIS Finance I.F.N. S.A., the daughter companies of Banca IFIS in Poland and in Romania. Until April 2017 she was Director of India Factoring and Finance Solutions Pvt. Ltd., the JV established in India in 2009. From 2006 until 2015 she has been a Member of the Board of A.I.C.E., Associazione Italiana Commercio Estero in Milan.

She is a speaker at international conferences as well as at FCI Seminars and a lecturer at Universities.  Bonzanini has been the Chairwoman of FCI from 2013 till 2015 and the Chairwoman of the Education Committee from 2015 to 2021.

Jeff Longhurst
Non-Executive Director and Advisor, Invoice Finance and SME Finance
As a Non-Executive Director and Advisor in the Invoice Finance and SME Finance sectors, Jeff works with traditional and Fintech invoice finance providers such as Muse, and with suppliers to those providers such as Credebt and itsettled. He is the invoice finance subject matter expert within the business services and strategic advisory group, GrowCap. Jeff has 40 years of experience in invoice finance and asset-based lending – over 20 years as CEO/Managing Director working in clearing bank subsidiaries, specialist asset-based lenders and independent invoice finance providers. Responsibility to shareholders ranged from those in the UK to the USA, South Africa and France. His track record sees him focused on growing businesses from the start, including setting up and selling his own invoice finance business and helping businesses that are underachieving to reach their full potential. A past Chair of the Invoice Finance and Asset Based Lending Board of UK Finance and former CEO of The Asset Based Finance Association he was also a member of the Executive Committee of the EU Federation for Factoring and Commercial Finance. Jeff has an MA in Law from Trinity Hall, Cambridge and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management.
Robert Parson
Partner, Clyde & Co
Robert heads up law firm Clyde & Co’s trade and commodity finance practice. He has a strong reputation as a trade finance specialist advising across the international trade and commodity, energy and natural resource sectors. Robert focuses on structuring deals and complex cross-border financing arrangements, including structured trade products, receivables and supply chain financings as well as the distribution of trade finance assets.
Finalists