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On 25 March, 10 am GMT BCR Publishing will be holding the Receivables Finance ESG and Sustainability Webinar. Providing actionable insights on how regulatory changes, business strategies and innovative financing structures are evolving, this webinar will explore:

  • Navigating ESG standards, definitions, taxonomies and reporting tools. What are the initiatives for harmonisation?;
  • Understanding the current and expected regulatory pressures and mandatory requirements for corporates and SCF providers;
  • How can banks support corporates – creating bespoke SCF programmes for sustainability;
  • Comparing the adequacy of ESG ratings of corporates and banks to rating agencies.


Federico Avellán Borgmeyer
Chief Partner Officer and acting Islamic Finance Business Development Manager, efcom

With nearly 30 years banking technology experience, i.e. transaction and payment processing, credit card personalization, payment and other transaction terminals, Artificial Intelligence applications in finance, cryptography, Distributed Ledger Technology and factoring solutions in different “C” positions in Business Planning, Finance, M&A, R&D, Marketing & Sales, Operations and After-Sales with World Card International, DataCard Corporation, Gemplus/Gemalto, FidelioNetworks, FirstData Corporation, Postbank POS Transact, Tech4Fin Deutschland and Factoring Blockchain Solutions, Federico is the strategic architect and now executer for efcom's new global marketing & sales approach.
Federico is also Senior Partner at the Amontis Consulting Group, Executive Board Member at Sevar AG, Board Member at Meshed Systems, Sales Partner at Asteria AB and holds an MS from Technische Universität Berlin, MBA Visiting Scholarship from University of Illinois and lectures Entrepreneurship at the Computer Science Department at University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt. He has lived and worked in the Americas, EMEA, Mainland China and speaks Spanish, English and German.

Bob Gravestijn
Strategic Ideator and Business Booster, The Value Department

Bob Gravestijn is a digital business model enthusiast and specialises in business model innovation, ecosystems, partnerships and platforms. He is recognised for his expertise on supply chains, working capital, business sustainability management, and web3: the blockchain-based web including cryptocurrencies, NFTs, decentralised finance, and more. At present, Bob works both as a strategic ideator and business booster at The Value Department, and as a business developer for ABN AMRO Bank. In addition, he's a subject matter expert for the Global Supply Chain Finance Forum, has been featured in BCR's World Factoring Yearbook 2022 and has spoken at several events, including WTO's Global Trade and Blockchain Forum, and SCCMP EDGE conference. For Bob, helping others and businesses reaching their full potential is the most rewarding part of his work.

Giulia Misino
Head of Client Operations, RepRisk

Giulia Misino is the Head of Client Operations, where she oversees RepRisk’s global client base and leads the Client Services, Client Experience, and Data Delivery and Integration teams. She previously worked as a Business Manager for client accounting services at Swiss Re in Zurich, focusing on client relationship management for the Italian life and health market. Prior to this, she spent six years working at AXA Insurance in Dublin, holding positions within product management, marketing and distribution, and finance. Giulia holds a Master’s degree cum laude in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Rome, Italy.

Anil Walia
Financial Supply Chain Head - EMEA, Deutsche Bank

Anil Walia heads Deutsche Bank’s Supply Chain Finance (SCF) Payables in EMEA. After completing his Masters in Plasma Physics a few decades ago, Anil took the not-so-obvious career decision in banking. The journey took him through India, the Middle East and finally to Germany. Along the way he has headed sales for trade finance and gained experience at various stages in his career in the south-east Asian, eastern European and European markets. He picked up an MBA in Financial Management on the way. Anil is a supply chain finance veteran, who got his wings in the fledgling days of SCF in 2000 at JP Morgan. He has been a key contributor to the growth of SCF, as technology and documentation evolved, accompanying the first transactions that took place in Europe. Anil was elected in 2015 to the Who’s Who in Treasury & Cash Management for Supply Chain Finance and in 2018 was one of the key contributors to Deutsche Bank’s Payables Finance, A Guide to Working Capital Optimisation (2nd Edition).

Albulena Xhelili Berisha
Former Director of the Licensing and Standardisation Department, Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo

Abulena is a central banker with more than 13 years of experience, and is has also been a lecturer in econometrics and banking risks modules for a decade at the Faculty of the Economy at the University of Prishtina. Currently, she is a post-doc Fulbright fellow at the International Monetary Fund, but for the last five years she was Director of the Licensing and Standardisation Department and a Member of the Macroprudential Advisory Committee at the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo. Abulena previously also served as Deputy Director for Financial Stability and Head of Anti Money Laundering financial unit within the Banking Supervision Department at the Central Bank. Aublena holds a Ph.D. in Economics and specialised in bank efficiency, euroisation and macroprudential policies in European Transition Economies.

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