EDITORIAL BOARD


Anna Jones
Supply Chain Finance & Trade Specialist, Product Management & Development Business Strategy

Anna has over 20 years experience in Supply Chain Finance, Trade and Transaction Banking. She is currently a Supply Chain Finance Consultant supported by her experience working for Standard Chartered, J.P. Morgan, Westpac Banking Corporation, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and EFIC. She has global experience across products, business strategy, Middle office functions and sales. She has lead teams to develop and deliver innovative client orientated solutions, improve efficiency, the client experience and deliver growth. Anna has an MBA, Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing and Certification in Futures Strategy from The Melbourne Business School, and Bachelor of Science (Agriculture) from The University of Melbourne.

Cédric Teissier
CEO, Finexkap

Cedric Teissier is co-founder and CEO of Finexkap, a receivables financing service based in France and with operations in Western Europe. Since launching in 2015, over 2,000 companies have registered on Finexkap as sellers. Prior to that, Cédric was co-founder and Deputy CEO of Palico, the global leader among marketplaces for private equity funds and investors with offices in France, the UK, and the USA, and more than 15,000 active users in over 70 countries.

Daniel Huszár
Head of Sales, Efcom

Coming from the business and distribution side of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Mr. Daniel Huszár founded his own advertising agency, then joined efcom in 2012. He supported efcom in expanding its international business, by defining a global marketing strategy and translating the software ef3 into English. As Head of Sales, he is responsible for client communication, as well as consultancy in product development. Past projects include working with Allianz Bank, KBC and Postbank. Mr. Huszár is a speaker at international conferences hosted by FCI, BCR and numerous European Factoring Associations.

Dirk van Strijthem
CEO, KBC Commercial Finance

Dirk began his career as a Tax Consultant at PWC in 1989 and worked in Brussels, Budapest and London before moving to KBC Bank’s Corporate Banking division in 1993. He worked as a Global Relationship Manager for Multinationals until 2003, when he took on the role of General Manager of Corporate Banking in Brussels.  In 2006 he was promoted to General Manager of Group Strategy of KBC Group and assumed his current role, CEO of KBC Commercial Finance, a year later.

Dmitry Shevchenko
Executive Director, Association of Factoring Companies

Dmitry has been involved in the banking sector since 2006, started as PR manager for IB division of MDM Bank. Since April 2009 he managed communications of the Factoring Department of Promsvyazbank. He has been with the AFC since May 2010. He is a member of the committees of business associations of Russia like CCI of Russia, The Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP), All Russia Public Organization “Delovaya Rossiya”, also involved expert councils of government bodies.

Enrico Camerinelli
Senior Analyst, Aite Group

Enrico Camerinelli is a senior analyst at Aite Group specializing in wholesale banking, cash and trade finance, and payments. Based in Milan, he brings a strong European focus to Aite Group’s Wholesale Banking practice. Enrico is also co-founder and Board Member of the non-profit Supply Chain Finance Community. Mr. Camerinelli has been widely quoted by publications ranging from American Banker to the Financial Times. He has contributed editorial content to publications such as Supply Chain Europe, serves as a consulting editor with gtnews, and is the author of Measuring the Value of the Supply Chain, a book about linking financial performance to the supply chain. He has spoken at leading trade shows and conferences in Europe, including Sibos and EuroFinance.

Eugenio Cavenaghi
Managing Director, Head of Trade, Export & Supply Chain Finance – Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Banco Santander SA Germany

Eugenio Cavenaghi is Managing Director at Santander, where he is responsible for the full set of Trade, Export & Supply Chain Finance products in the D/A/CH countries. Based in Frankfurt, he is particularly focused on consolidating the bank’s leadership position in the factoring and reverse factoring (confirming) markets. He was formerly regional Product Head of Trade and Working Capital for Barclays in Europe. Previous to this, he has also worked as Global Head of Trade Product Development and Sales Facilitation at UniCredit and as global Product Manager in the Trade and Cash divisions at Deutsche Bank. Before entering the field of banking, he gathered direct experience in the Corporate world working for multinationals like Procter&Gamble and Chicco-Artsana Spa.

Jeff Longhurst
Chief Executive Officer, ABFA

Jeff is Chief Executive Officer of the ABFA, the UK Asset Based Lending's trade and regulatory body.  He has worked in the asset based finance industry for over 35 years and has worked with a wide range of international shareholders, including those based in the UK (Lloyds), USA (Security Pacific), South Africa (Metropolitan) and France (Credit Agricole).  For 18 of those years he was chief executive/managing director of both independent and bank owned asset based lenders and has not only started an invoice finance business from scratch, but also conducted a hostile takeover of a competitor on AIM.  This background gives him unparalleled experience of the Asset Based Lending industry in the UK.

John Brehcist
Advocacy Director, FCI

With thirty years’ experience in the Commercial Finance Industry, John Brehcist is well known as a writer and conference speaker. Retained as Advocacy Director to FCI, he is also the Coordinator of the EU Federation for the Factoring and Commercial Finance Industry. His Roundwindow consultancy specialises in Strategic Management issues, helping CEOs and leaders develop their strategy, structure, processes and people. Now in its ninth year, the consultancy has worked with clients in UK, mainland Europe, Turkey, Russia and South Africa. He has also been a non-executive director of two invoice finance companies. Before this he was the Head of Strategy and Research for Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance, a global scale invoice finance company, then with ten thousand clients and one thousand staff. John also has considerable senior level invoice finance Industry operational experience. John has an MA from Oxford University and a distinction class MBA from Warwick Business School.

Josep Sellés
Manager of Factoring and Supply Chain Finance, Gedesco

Josep has been working in the Supply Chain Finance industry for more than 20 years. He has experience in factoring, confirming and forfaiting. He is Vice Chairman of Factors Chain International and he has been on the Board of the EUFederation since its foundation. He is also professor in universities and business schools and he has often written indifferent publications, and is a frequent speaker in International conferences.

Lionel Taylor
Managing Director, Trade Advisory Finance

Lionel Taylor is Managing Director of Trade Advisory Network (TAN), providing consultancy and assistance to financial institutions and cutting edge independent financiers looking to develop and maintain best in class supply chain, international trade and receivables finance solutions.

He also supports a number of institutional and independent finance clients with on the ground on-boarding support for the extension of their respective supply chain finance programmes into China, HK, and Taiwan.

He is recognised as a receivables finance, international trade and Supply Chain Finance business leader and has been at the forefront of the development of financial supply chain thinking.  He has spearheaded the development of supplier finance platforms and programs at both Citibank and The Royal Bank of Scotland and also initiated supply chain finance programs promoting trade between China and the West.

Ludovic Subran
Group Chief Economist, Euler Hermes

Ludovic is the Head of Macroeconomic Research at global insurer and asset manager Allianz, and the Chief Economist at Euler Hermes. Ludovic is ranked among top emerging leaders in France (Institut Choiseul-Le Figaro), and has been selected a Foreign Trade Advisor (Conseiller du Commerce Extérieur) to the French Prime Minister, and a Young Leader by the French American Foundation. His recognized foresight expertise has led him to the Advisory Board of EY (Ernst and Young), the French Public Investment Bank (BPI France Le Lab), and the Monaco Economic Board. Ludovic also sits on the Board of various non-profits: the Aspen Institute France, Rules for Growth, Women in Africa, and Recherches et Solidarités. Ludovic graduated from the École Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Économique and from the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris. He is fluent in French, English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German and Arabic.

Margrith Lutschg-Emmenegger
Owner, Quarterback Malta

Margrith Lütschg-Emmenegger began her career with Barclays Bank, then with Midland Bank Aval in London before joining West Merchant Bank (now WestLB AG), where she had global responsibility for forfeiting and factoring. She joined trade finance bank, Fimbank, in 2003 as Executive Vice President and was appointed President in 2004. Fimbank has offices in UK, Brazil, US, Turkey, Russia, Singapore, Egypt and Dubai. Mrs. Lütschg-Emmenegger was educated in Switzerland. She is a member of the Board of the Swiss Association of Forfaiters in and a founding Chairman of the Association of Forfaiters in the Americas. In 1999, Mrs. Lütschg-Emmenegger co-founded the International Forfaiting Association. She has written numerous articles on Forfaiting including a book, published in 1998 by Euromoney, entitled "A Guide to Forfaiting". She has also been a regular speaker on the subject for many years travelling around the World teaching audiences the benefits of trade finance.

Mark Mandula
Principal and managing partner, United Capital Funding Corp.

Mr. Mandula is Principal and Managing Partner of United Capital Funding Corp. United is one of the leading professional Accounts Receivable funding and AR management services based firm in the United States today. Since 1997 United has successfully provided funding and managed $3 Billion to entrepreneurial firms with annual revenue from startup stage to over $50 Million. United is headquartered in the Tampa Bay area, and also has regional offices in Nashville, Tennessee and Charlotte, North Carolina. Mandula is responsible for all of the marketing activities for his firm, including new client marketing, client retention, all business development related functions, coordination of all public relations, media, creative, advertising, website design and optimization, and seeking out new ways to better serve and reach clients using tools such as social media, and other electronic forms of communications. Most recently, Mandula has been an invited speaker at International Financier Conferences and symposiums globally, including in Hong Kong, London, Madrid, Shanghai, Amsterdam, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Vienna, Rome, Tainjin China, Istanbul, Warsaw, Brussels, Paris, Slovenia, New York, Chicago, Denver, San Francisco, Atlanta and other locations.

Michael Wood
Head of Trade and Working Capital Product Management, National Bank Australia

Michael is a trade finance professional who enjoys the crossover between all things working capital and all things product management. As Head of Trade & Working Capital Product Management, Australia at National Australia Bank (NAB), Michael leads a team that is passionate about developing and maintaining products that support NAB's customers to manage the financing and risk management needs associated with their working capital activity. With a background spanning more than 25 years in the Australian banking industry, including roles in relationship management and sales teams, Michael combines a sound technical understanding with a commercial awareness to support delivery of innovative solutions to customers.

Nick Stainthorpe
Partner, Reed Smith

Nick is a finance partner who focuses on receivables finance and structured finance. He regularly advises on supply chain finance, alternative finance transactions involving p2p platforms and securitisation (particularly trade receivables securitisation). He participates actively in industry bodies and speaks regularly at events on matters such as the implications of regulation on the financial services sector. His clients include funds, banks and alternative capital providers.

Stephen Ceurvorst
Managing Partner, Lord Capital LLC

Stephen founded Lord Capital 15 years ago as an investor in equity tranches of securitizations.  Lord Capital has also carved out a niche as an IFRS accounting “Control Party” in structures which the firm consolidates and the transactions are therefore off-balance sheet for the corporate sellers and banks. Lord Capital is active in a wide range of asset classes, from receivables securitization to supply chain finance.  Stephen serves as a board member of various industry organizations and charities, including the Structured Finance Industry Group (New York), abcp conduits (Paris), Japan-America Society (Pennsylvania), Worshipful Company of International Bankers (London), Cameron Kravitt Foundation (Chicago), and Friends of Dartmouth Track (New Hampshire).  He earned his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College, and earned his master’s degree from Columbia University School of Business.

Wayne Mills
Head of Supply Chain Finance and Asset Finance, Global Corporates and Financial Institutions, Lloyds Banking

Wayne is a highly experienced banking professional with a career spanning 29 successful years encompassing Business Development, Relationship Management and Leadership roles in Corporate/Commercial Banking. Wayne is currently Head of Receivables, ABL and Asset Finance for Global Corporates and Financial Institutions at Lloyds Bank in London where he has responsibility for growing and protecting revenue and assets through a team of Originators and Client Managers. To supplement experience in Corporate and Leveraged lending, Wayne has extensive experience in structuring receivables and asset-based transactions in the UK, Europe and USA, as part of delivering innovative solutions for clients looking to manage their financial supply chain.