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Now in its 5th year, this in-depth event tracks the transformation of supply chain finance (SCF); showcasing the latest innovations within the industry for both domestic and cross-border financing, examining the future of technology-enabled supply chain models, and driving the conversation on increasing access of SCF for SMEs and emerging markets.

Blockchain for SCF Masterclass - An advanced and comprehensive workshop that will review and assess the latest developments in blockchain technology for supply chain finance. This masterclass will be held ahead of SCF and delegates attending both qualify for a discount.

Göran Almgren Göran Almgren
CEO, EnigioTime

Göran is a software development, sales and financial services executive who founded Enigio, a fintech company that has created a solution for freely transferable digital original documents. Göran has a long and broad experience from line management, project management and sales of complex IT systems within banking and finance. Prior to founding Enigio, Göran held various management positions at NASDAQ listed companies and worked as an independent management consultant.

Koen Boone Koen Boone
Managing Director, Europe, The Sustainability Consortium

Koen Boone is a financial economist employed by Wageningen University and Research and European Director of the Sustainability Consortium (TSC). TSC (www.sustainabilityconsortium.org) develops and standardises methods to measure sustainability on product level together with more than 100 global NGO’s, universities and companies. Before joining TSC, Koen led a research/statistical unit of about 80 FTE monitoring sustainability of Dutch agriculture. Koen has 20 years of experience in measuring sustainability of all types of products and sectors. He is a member of several advisory committees on sustainability investment and communication of sustainability to consumers. He worked with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) on the development of GRI guidelines for sustainability reporting for the Food Processing Industry and developed sustainability scans for agribusiness.

Bruno Botelho
VP of Business Development, LiqEase

Bruno started his international career in Cimpor, a publicly listed industrial group, where he held the positions of financial controller, finance director, and supply chain director. After seven years in the cement world, he decided to initiate his own entrepreneurial path by starting his own projects in Shanghai, China. In 2008, Mr. Botelho joined LiqEase, a platform that alongside its funding partners, has structured working capital solutions to companies trading in Asia and between Asia and Europe/USA. He holds a master’s degree in Business Administration and Management from NOVA Business School in Lisbon.

John Bugeja
Managing Director, Trade Advisory Network

John Bugeja is a highly experienced trade, supply chain and invoice finance specialist with more than 40 years’ experience in senior leadership roles with HSBC, NatWest, RBS, Barclays and Lloyds Banking Group. John is now Managing Director of Trade Advisory Network Limited, a trade, supply chain and invoice finance advisory network, delivering product development and innovation, operating model design and implementation, training and education and deal structuring and placement solutions to banks, alternative finance providers, fintechs, technology service providers and corporates. John is often called upon to act as expert witness when trade and supply chain finance related disputes go to tribunal or court. Key areas of expertise include origination, risk and governance, product management and development, business development, organisation design, change management, process facilitation, training and management development. John is passionate about promoting the development of supply chain finance in all its forms and was a member of the drafting group that wrote the ICC rules for Uniform Rules for Digital Trade Transactions (URDTT). John is also co-author of LIBF’s Certificate in Supply Chain Finance, FCI’s Supply Chain Finance online learning module and the  ICC Academy’s Advanced Supply Chain Finance online course, a core module of their CTCP programme.

Ana Carasava Ana Carasava
Director, Solution Structuring, Global Trade and Receivables Finance, HSBC

Ana is running structured trade finance solutions for northern, central and eastern Europe with HSBC Bank in London. In this role, Ana is responsible for structuring complex receivables, supply chain, and lending solutions for HSBC’s clients. Her work extended across various industries including retail, telecom and technology, commodities etc. She covers multi-national and large corporate clients, focusing on working capital efficient solutions that support the release of free cash flows into the client’s business and its stakeholders. Previously, Ana held a variety of leadership regional and country roles in export trade finance, structured commodity finance and supply chain business with RBS, ABN AMRO and Citibank. Ana has a degree in Finance, Banking and Insurance with the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest.

Dr. Eugenio Cavenaghi
MD, Head of Working Capital Advisory and Structured Trade, Europe, Banco Santander

Eugenio is responsible at Santander for the advisory of corporate and investment banking clients in Europe on all topics around the optimisation of working capital. This encompasses the full set of receivables, payables, inventory and structured trade finance products. He was formerly Regional Product Head of Trade and Working Capital for Barclays in Europe. Prior to this, he has also worked as Global Head of Trade Product Development and Sales Facilitation at UniCredit and as Product Manager 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.

Anurag Chaudhary
CEO, Pinnacle Trade Finance

Anurag has overall banking experience of 25+ years in corporate and transactional banking covering sales, structuring, credit, international trade, product management, distribution and portfolio optimisation. He was part of Citibank’s Global Trade and Supply Chain businesses Exco for 7+ years and responsible for one of Citibank’s global trade product pillars. He managed Citibank’s trade distribution and syndication team globally and was responsible for investor relationships across 100+ global and regional banks, and institutional investors/ asset managers. Subsequently, he worked as a strategic management consultant with IBM USA and Ernst & Young (EY) London nad Swiss teams to help banks and corporates to digitalise and transform their global trade finance and supply chain businesses.

Currently, he is leveraging his investor relationships to arrange incremental <1-year working capital finance funding for (a) “unrated” corporates with turnover $500mn-$1,000mn, (b) non-investment grade corporates rated B’s and BB’s, (c) emerging market banks and (d) factoring and leasing firms.

Parvaiz Dalal
Managing Director, Global Head Payables Finance, Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi

Parvaiz Dalal Heads Global Payables Financing Vertical for Citi. Parvaiz’ role is to integrate various offerings into a holistic solution across payables vertical for clients on a global basis. Payables Finance comprises Supply Chain Financing (a flagship and market leader product offering), Dynamic Discounting, Deep-Tier and Second-Tier financing, Purchase Order Financing, Open Account Draft Discounting, and various related financing across the payables value chain of the Institutional and Commercial Client Group of Citi. Parvaiz leads the business end-to-end, including product management, on-boarding and sales capabilities, working in close partnership with sales, coverage and banking partners. Prior to his current role, Parvaiz was Head of Supply Chain Finance for Treasury and Trade Solutions EMEA. Parvaiz moved to London in February 2015, primarily to uplift SCF business to the next level by fully automating and digitising supplier onboarding, and automating the end-to-end flow, doubling SCF EMEA business. Prior to this move, Parvaiz worked for five years in Singapore as Trade Head, Asean, and at RBS, Asia, as Regional Trade Sales and Business Development Manager for Asia Pacific. He has over two decades of banking experience with Citi, ABN-RBS and Credit Lyonnais. Parvaiz’ wealth of experience has been mostly spent in transaction banking, but he has also managed corporate relationships.

Parvaiz holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce with specialisation in Advanced Accounting and Statistics, and has a post-graduate degree in Banking Law and Practice.

Raja Debnath
Managing Director, Veefin Solutions

Raja is the Managing Director and founder of Veefin Solutions, a global thought leader in SCF solutions. Raja Debnath is an SCF and MSME technology and advisory professional-turned-entrepreneur. He is a former IFC Senior Global Advisor for SCF and SME Banking and has advised over 25 financial institutions globally. He set up the SCF and SME banking advisory practice team at IFC South Asia and launched their SCF programmes in multiple countries across Asia and Middle East.

Eva Degenhart
Partner MH Corporate Finance GmbH

Eva is a senior Supply Chain Finance (SCF) specialist with over 20 years of banking experience in various management and expert positions at major Austrian financial institutions. As shareholding partner at MH Corporate Finance GmbH, she heads the SCF consulting services. Being among the first to develop and successfully introduce SCF products in an Austrian bank she led multiple rollouts of new SCF solutions in Austria and CEE, including multi-funder structures. In collaboration with IFC/WBG she currently advises commercial and development banks in MENA, West Africa, Europe and Asia, enabling SCF strategy building, business modelling, product program set-up and IT projects. Knowledge is an important ingredient for quality results, for both her clients and herself. She loves to innovate, continuously captures developments in the SCF community and likes to share and discuss the findings as author of publications around the subject matter, such as the Guidebook on Supply Chain Finance by Development Banks and Public Entities recently issued by IFC/WBG. She is a beknown speaker and trainer at international SCF conferences and holds a Master’s degree in business administration from Vienna University of Economics and Business as well as a CEFA diploma.

Sean Edwards
Managing Director, Head of Legal – EMEA, Special Adviser – Global Trade Finance Department, SMBC Bank International, Chairman, ITFA

Sean is Head of Legal at SMBC Bank International plc, part of the Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group. He is a Special Adviser to the Trade Finance Department of the bank and in the Trade Innovation Unit. Sean is Chairman of the International Trade & Forfaiting Association (ITFA). He helped draft the Uniform Rules for Forfaiting (URF) and the Standard Definitions for Techniques of Supply Chain Finance published by ITFA, ICC, FCI, BAFT and the EBA. Sean is a former member of the Executive Committee of the ICC Banking Commission and the ICC Working Group on Digitalisation in Trade Finance. He is a member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Trade Finance Expert Group and a non-executive director of KomGo S.A. Sean has written for all the major trade finance magazines and is on the editorial board of Global Trade Review (GTR). He has presented at many conferences.

Armand Ferreira
Director of Sustainable Finance, ING Wholesale Banking

Armand Ferreira has been working for ING since 1996. After his Master in Business Economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam, Armand joined ING as a management trainee. He has had several roles at ING and became Director of ING European Business Desk Amsterdam in 2008. After another 5 years as a senior relationship manager at ING Corporate Clients, Armand became Director at ING Sustainable Finance in 2015. In his current role, Armand is responsible for leading ING’s corporate clients in their transition to more sustainable business. He supports clients with sustainability strategy, energy transition and solutions to their financing needs. Armand is also member of the Taskforce Sustainable Finance on behalf of the Dutch Banking Association contributing to the financing of the Dutch Climate Agreement.

José Antonio Garrote Pazos
Business Manager, Alvantia

José Antonio Garrote is the Business Manager at Alvantia, and has more than 20 years of experience in developing banking projects for Spanish and international financial institutions. He is a computer engineer and led the development of Santander Bank's SCF product in the late ‘90s. Since that success, José has mainly focused his career on trade financing, and has also managed SCF projects in many different financial entities and banks such as Liberbank and Banesto, as well as Santander. José has been heavily involved in several landmark projects, including managing the deployment of Santander Bank’s Spanish SCF application in the UK and Mexico, as well as the development of the bank's SCF application for their international branches.

Frédéric Gits Frédéric Gits
Group Credit Officer, Global Corporates, Fitch Ratings

Frédéric Gits is a managing director at Fitch Ratings, based in the Paris office. He is the Global Group Credit Officer for Corporates. Previously, Frédéric was the head of the Credit and Operations Group for Corporates. Before that, he was heading Fitch’s coverage of industrial, construction and property corporate entities in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Frédéric has a commercial engineering degree from the Solvay Business School at the Free University of Brussels, a Master’s Degree in political science from the University of London, and an MBA from INSEAD.

Michael Harte Michael Harte
Head of Trade Product, Europe, Standard Chartered Bank

Michael Harte is the Head of Trade Product (Europe) for Standard Chartered where he has been based in London for 2 and a half years. He has worked in trade finance for over 10 years, largely operating in open account trade. Michael joined Standard Chartered from HSBC where he was a Global Product Manager for Supply Chain Finance before venturing into operational risk and compliance while studying for an LL.M in International Banking Law and Risk. At Standard Chartered he leads a team based in both London and Frankfurt where he is responsible for the growth and digital innovation in tradefFinance. Throughout Michael’s career he has worked with clients across the globe in Asia, LATAM, US and Europe. He takes an avid interest in trade digitalisation and sustainable finance.

Christian Hausherr
Product Manager Supply Chain Finance EMEA, Deutsche Bank, Chair, Global Supply Chain Finance Forum

Christian Hausherr is the European Product Head of Supply Chain Finance for Deutsche Bank’s Payables Finance solution, bringing to the role over 20 years of experience in Banking, In-house Consulting and Product Management for Cash Management and Supply Chain Finance. Christian spent his career within Deutsche Bank in various divisions and regions, mostly spanning across Europe and the Transaction Banking business. He holds a diploma in business administration from the University of Bayreuth and has worked in Germany, The Netherlands, Great Britain, Spain, the US, as well as in India and Uganda on Corporate Social Responsibility assignments in the financial and educational sector. Christian contributed to the Standard Definitions for techniques of Supply Chain Finance and authored the open account section of the Wolfsberg Trade Finance Principles. He also acts as the chair of the Global Supply Chain Finance Forum (http://supplychainfinanceforum.org/) and as a technical advisor for the Supply Chain Finance section of the ICC Trade Register.

Richard Hayes
Global Head of Working Capital Advisory Sales, Nordea

Richard is the Global Head of Receivables Sales at Nordea having joined the bank in early 2018 from HSBC. Richard is focussed on playing a key role in helping to position Nordea as the clear leader in Trade and Working Capital in the Nordics. Richard is based in Copenhagen and drives engagement with key clients across the region as they look to expand their businesses and supply chains internationally. Richard has over 14 years of experience in Financial services across developed and developing economies. Previously Richard served as Head of Business Development for UK Banking within HSBC’s Global Trade and Receivables Finance team based in London. Prior to this Richard held numerous Corporate Banking roles in Vietnam, Russia, the United Kingdom and Sri Lanka. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and has participated in numerous Trade Finance and Supply Chain related thought leadership events.

David Henig David Henig
Director, UK Trade Policy Project, European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE)

David Henig is one of the UK’s leading authorities on trade policy. He is Director of the UK Trade Policy Project at the think-tank European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) and has written extensively on the trade implications of Brexit, but also looks more widely at global trade issues such as USA-China tensions, the future of the WTO, and EU trade agreements. David regularly discusses trade issues in the media, and advises global business on the implications. He previously worked for the UK Government on EU-US trade negotiations and China-US issues in particular, in business as a consultant, and graduated from Oxford University.

Martin Hommes
SME and Supply Chain Finance Specialist, IFC

Martin Hommes is an SME and Supply Chain Finance Specialist at IFC's Financial Institutions Group (FIG). He joined IFC in 2009 and is now working primarily in the Latin American & Caribbean region helping banks to improve their banking services to SMEs. Martin has more than 13 years of experience in Banking consulting and working with private sector development initiatives in Emerging Markets. Prior to joining IFC, Martin held various positions in the private and public financial sector including working for Citigroup Global Markets in Latin American capital markets, at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and as a Senior Financial Officer at Marco Polo Network, a financial technology firm. Martin is currently one of the global champions for the Supply Chain Finance SME Practice Group in FIG's Advisory Services. Martin holds a BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a MPA / International Development from Harvard Kennedy School.

Boris Huttenlocher
Senior Manager Working Capital Sales, UniCredit

Boris Huttenlocher is a creative and analytical professional with a Masters in Business Administration from London Metropolitan University. He has more than 12 years of international work experience gained from multiple disciplines such as financial consulting, process management, liquidity management, trading model development, proprietary trading, overlay management in foreign exchange & commodities and project management. After working for Daimler in South Africa & China, IBM and Adidas, Boris joined Siemens where he spent 3 years in Financial Markets in Munich before he went to the US for further 3 years being responsible for Capital Markets. Before he started his career in Trade Finance, he worked for 2 years in the M&A department to gain further inside to Corporate Finance. His previous role was as Senior Manager Receivables & Supply-Chain-Finance at Siemens.

Viktor IVANOV Viktor Ivanov
Head of Sustainability, Transaction Banking, EMEA, BNP Paribas

Viktor is the head of Sustainability for Transaction Banking EMEA and in that role leads all sustainability initiatives of the franchise across trade finance, supply chain management, cash management and liquidity and deposit line. Based in Paris, Viktor has held this position since October 2019 and is currently focusing on expanding BNP Paribas’ suite of sustainable products and solutions with the objective to support the clients in their sustainability journey and ultimately to create long-term value for the global community. Viktor has 20+ years of banking experience, mostly in transaction banking and structured finance. He has held various senior roles within BNP Paribas in Paris, Milan, Sao Paulo and Dubai. He was previously Head of Transaction Banking for CEEMEA for 4 years.

Peter Kirkham Peter Kirkham
Senior Advisor, ExWorks Capital

With over 30 years’ experience in financial services, Peter specialises in mid-market, cross-border finance. He has previously held several CEO roles in the food production industry before moving into private equity, where he was heavily involved in managing businesses back to financial health. Prior to joining ExWorks, Peter was a founding member of specialist trade finance provider Trade Finance Partners. He has particular interests in the food, energy, waste and commodities sectors and has an international client base.

Robert Koopman Dr Robert Koopman
Chief Economist and Director of Economic Research and Statistics Division, World Trade Organization (WTO)

Robert Koopman is Chief Economist and Director of Economic Research and Statistics Division at the World Trade Organization. In this post Bob provides the Secretariat and Member Countries with analysis and information that promotes a deeper understanding of trade and trade policy's role in economic growth and development. Prior to this, he served as the Director of Operations and Chief Operating Officer for the United States International Trade Commission. Bob oversaw the Commission’s trade policy research and negotiation assistance to the President, the U.S. Trade Representative, and Congress; antidumping, countervailing duty, and safeguard; investigations; intellectual property investigations; maintenance and analysis of the Harmonized Tariff System, as well as the agency’s strategic planning and performance measurement initiatives. He previously served as Chief Economist at the USITC, and various leadership positions at the Economic Research Service of USDA. He is also currently a visiting Professor at the Graduate Institute in Geneva.

Patricia Martínez Núñez
Senior Supply Chain Finance Specialist

Patricia has over twenty years of experience in leadership roles in the banking sector in Mexico. With a computer science background, she started her professional career in BBVA Bank, where she worked on IT projects focused on electronic commerce technologies and developing international systems for conducting remittance business. In 2001, Patricia joined Nacional Financiera (NAFIN), the second-largest development banking institution of the Mexican government. During her over 17 years at NAFIN, she held various roles in SME financing, microcredit, and guarantee programs, with a leading role in the development and launch of the Supply Chain Finance program (“Cadenas Productivas”), an innovative and the first electronic platform SCF program in Mexico focused on providing financial access to domestic SMEs through reverse factoring and other products, as well as training and technical assistance. She later became the head of this program which became a reference for the development of SCF models in Latin America and worldwide. Patricia currently works as a strategic consultant with IFC to develop innovative SCF programs led by public institutions in different countries.

Avarina Miller
Director, Working Capital Solutions - Demica

Avarina rejoined Demica in 2017 having worked at Demica until 2014 when she joined PrimeRevenue. Previously she worked for Bankers Trust, JPMorgan and NHL, one of the early UK mortgage securitisation originators in the UK. She has over twenty years of experience in banking and capital markets services and in working capital solutions.

Yoana Miltenova Yoana Miltenova
Business and Application Expert, CODIX

Yoana Miltenova is a business expert with CODIX, with a special focus on the commercial finance and software industry. CODIX is a French commercial finance software company which has developed iMX – the event-driven enterprise management system supporting all product flavors (Traditional factoring, Reverse, SCF, SIF and etc.) With a staff of 700+ business and technical experts located in 10 locations/countries, CODIX delivers its iMX solution to clients worldwide. Yoana has focused her career in the world of finance, starting with a degree in international finance and trade from the University of Portsmouth, followed by practical experience in the banking sector and currently with a lead role as business expert at CODIX.

Dr Maria Mogilnaya
Expansion Director, SupplierPlus

Dr Mogilnaya specialises in facilitating trade in emerging economies and promoting the adoption of digital solutions in trade and supply chain finance. She has a particular interest in supply chain finance, green trade finance and digitalisation. Since April 2022, she has led the regional expansion and sustainability-linked product development at SupplierPlus, an Estonian fintech specialising in supply chain finance. She holds a PhD in Banking Law and Regulation from De Montfort University (2012) and a Diploma in Jurisprudence from Saint-Petersburg State University (2004). From 2011 to 2022, she worked at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development within its Trade Facilitation Programme (TFP), where she managed the award-winning Green TFP and the trade finance business delivery across several regions.

Peter Mulroy
Secretary-General, FCI

Peter Mulroy is Secretary General of FCI, the world’s largest network of factoring companies, with its headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Peter was previously Senior Vice President, International Regional Manager and Managing Director with CIT. He is a past Chairman of FCI, and has served on the FCI Executive Committee for over a decade. Peter has an MBA from Thunderbird, School of Global Management in Arizona. As Secretary General, Peter assists banks, regulators and governments in introducing the concept of and educating people about the role of factoring. He addresses audiences around the world on the subject of factoring and international trade and is generally regarded as an ambassador for the factoring industry.

Robert Nijhout
Executive Director, ICISA

Robert Nijhout has over 30 years of experience in the international trade credit insurance industry, and joined ICISA as its executive director in 2001. After obtaining his law degree he joined NCM (now Atradius) were he fulfilled several international management positions. His successive responsibilities varied from the implementation of the regional expansion of NCM, managing the strategic partnerships in Central Europe and Latin America, managing the London City office and finally heading the product development team. As executive director of ICISA Robert Nijhout is a frequent guest speaker at international conferences were he shares his views on current and future developments within the industry and regulatory and supervisory issues affecting the industry.

Tara Norton
Managing Director, BSR

Tara leads BSR’s global supply chain sustainability practice and directs BSR’s operations in Europe. She advises chief procurement officers and senior directors at leading global companies on the development of sophisticated supply chains that create business value and address urgent and long-term risks and opportunities. She drives strategy and implementation projects across industry sectors including consumer products, retail, financial services, technology, manufacturing, and transportation, covering sustainable procurement, supplier engagement, collaboration, traceability, climate change, human rights, and labor rights. She serves on the United Nations Global Compact Advisory Group on Supply Chain Sustainability. Before joining BSR, Tara directed supply chain work at 2degrees and was the general manager of Sedex, where she ran and significantly grew the world's largest not-for-profit sustainable supply chain membership organization and database. Previously, Tara worked in sustainable procurement at BAA, was project manager at the World Trade Center Association Los Angeles, and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kherson, Ukraine. She is a dual citizen of the United States and the United Kingdom and speaks fluent French. Tara holds an M.B.A. from London Business School and a B.A. with Honors in French and International Studies from Northwestern University.

Corneliu Robu Corneliu Robu
Head of Client Relations, VTB Factoring

Corneliu is the Head of Client Relations at VTB Factoring, the largest provider of factoring and commercial finance in Russia and CIS. He is responsible for sales, client relations and marketing, focused on expanding the concept of SCF in the corporate’s segment. He is a Board member of the digital SCF marketplace GetFinance, launched in July 2019 by VTB Factoring in partnership with a leading Russian fintech company. Prior to his current role Corneliu worked as Commercial Director for National factoring company. He served for many years as Chairman of the legal committee of IFG and was a member of the drafting group of the Uniform rules for international factoring, a joint initiative of ICC, FCI and IFG.

Josep Selles Josep Sellés
International Executive, Exicon Consultoria em Crédito e Cobrança Ltda, Member of Executive Committee, FCI

Josep Sellés has more than 25 years of experience in the factoring and SCF industry. He has been working in different banks and fintech companies, giving him the opportunity to understand the different needs that each segment of the industry requires. He is now the international executive for Exicon, a factoring company in Brazil. Josep has set up factoring companies in different countries besides Spain and has served on the FCI Executive Committee for several years, including as Vice Chairman. He is a member of the Board of the EU Federation, where almost all the national factoring associations of the European Union lobby EU regulators, to protect the industry. As a professor in business schools Josep is a frequent speaker at conferences and the author of many articles in books and publications.

Danny Siemes
Director, PwC Netherlands

Danny Siemes is the head of the PwC Netherlands Working Capital Management practice. He has been advising CFOs & Private Equity Sponsors in optimising working capital and delivering operational improvement across a number of industry sectors. Danny is an expert in Supply Chain Finance and founder of the SCF Barometer. Danny specialises in working capital (financing) restructurings and operational improvements. He has worked for a wide range of clients across many geographies and industries. In the process, he helped to deliver significant working capital improvements for different clients. With management and leadership experience, an enthusiastic ‘can do’ mentality and a thrill for turning around an environment where ‘it can’t be done’ into making things happen, Danny provides the drive and inspiration to deliver results within challenging environments.

Nikolay Stoyanov Nikolay Stoyanov
Head, Corporate Transaction Banking, Eurobank Bulgaria

Nikolay Stoyanov has more than 25 years banking experience starting from a cash desk clerk of a branch to Head of Division at third largest bank in Bulgaria. During his career, he has held various managerial positions. He joined Eurobank Bulgaria AD (Postbank) in 2005. Currently as Head of Corporate Transaction Banking Division in the bank, he is responsible for all daily transactional business of corporate customers, including liquidity and cash management, trade services and factoring. He is directly responsible for enhancement of business relations with all existing corporate customers as well as for building relations with prospect clients. He also heads digital banking for corporate clients and is in charge for daily banking customer services. Nikolay is a member of the Executive Committee and Assets and Liabilities Committee of Postbank. He is also Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of the Association of Bulgarian Exporters (ABE) since its establishment in 2011.

Shona Tatchell
CEO and Founder, Halotrade

Shona is the CEO and Founder of Halotrade, a blockchain enabled Fintech start up focussed on the delivery of sustainable supply chain financing. Formerly Head of Innovation for Trade & Working Capital in Barclays working in partnership with Fintech companies which will shape the future of the global Trade business. Shona was a Director with Barclays for 6 years, and was previously Global Head of FIG Trade, delivering trade finance, trade services and risk mitigation solutions to bank and non-bank clients globally. She joined from HSBC where she was a senior manager in the European Structured Trade and Advisory team within Global Trade and Supply Chain. She began her career with The Chase Manhattan Bank graduating from the European Credit Training Programme and joined Chase’s Trade Finance team, where she spent 13 years working in London, the Middle East and Singapore where she headed Chase’s Trade Finance business. Shona owned her own successful hotel business in Scotland for several years after leaving Asia, before returning to banking in 2008. Shona holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Modern Languages (French and German) from Oxford University.

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.

Nataliia Tykhovska Nataliia Tykhovska
Executive Director, Corporate Division, Ukreximbank

Nataliia deals with structuring, origination and researching in the field of financial instruments including trade finance and she has deep experience within corporate and consulting management. She is a member of the team for financial reforms in the Ukraine across multiple projects including factoring, receivables financing, promotion export and consulting. Nataliia has a strong focus on increasing access for SMEs to finance, working capital, factoring, SCF and other forms of trading support for open accounts. She has 25 years of experience in corporate financing and consulting. She is Head of the ICC Financial Monitoring in the Ukraine, Deputy Chair and Member of the Advisory Council of ABMD and lecturer at The National Center for the Training of Bank Personnel in Ukraine. Nataliia is a DBA candidate, International Institute of Management, (Kyiv, Ukraine). She previously worked at FVP, UniCredit Group (Ukraine) and was CFO of the Ukraine-Finnish University of Management.

Martin van der Hoek
Independent Consultant and Tutor in trade credit insurance

Martin is an independent consultant and tutor in trade credit insurance. He holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Amsterdam. In April 1975, he was an account manager for short-term trade credit insurance at NCM, in Amsterdam (now Atradius). From July 1991, he was a member of the Management Team of Short-term Credit department. From 1977 until 1998, he was a member of the Technical Subcommittee for Credit Insurance of ICIA (now ICISA) and was chairman of the committee from 1998 until 2012. In 1998, Martin was country manager in the Netherlands for Allgemeine Kreditversicherung AG. From October 2002, he was director, insurance technique of Coface Nederland before Retiring at the end of October 2012. In 2013 he was editor of the book” An Introduction to Trade Credit insurance” published by ICISA, since 2015 available as “A Guide to Trade Credit Insurance” published by Amazon. From December 2013 until May 2018 Martin was chairman of VVCM, Dutch Association For Credit Management.

Steven van der Hooft
CEO, Capital Chains

Steven is the founder and CEO of Capital Chains (2015), a Dutch company specializing in consultancy and training on end-to-end working capital optimization and financial supply chain management issues. Steven has been involved in the setup and roll out of working capital projects for both banks and large corporates around the world and has a strong focus on SCF program design and implementation. He gained his experience in financial supply chain management through (consulting) roles at ING, Capgemini Consulting and Inchainge, and holds a master’s degree in International Economics and Finance from Tilburg University (NL). His main area of interest is the interaction between the physical and the financial supply chain, as well as the required change processes for the organization from a client/supplier and employee perspective. The ultimate objective for Capital Chains’ is to turn Financial Supply Chains into value creators as they are “Financial Game Changers”.

Luis Vilas Luis Vilas
Former CIO, Santander Factoring and Confirming

Luis joined Santander Group 20 years ago, to lead financial solutions projects for SMEs and Corporates in relation to factoring, reverse factoring and other supply chain finance products, through “antander Factoring y Confirming, EFC. the Group´s subsidiary specialising in this area of activity. Santander Factoring y Confirming, EFC has been a pioneer and leader in the Spanish market, participating in all relevant EDI initiatives prominently. Among all the projects in which he has been active, some have special significance, as they meant the provision of EDI solutions to large corporations and to the relevant networks of international factors (namely, Factors Chain International and International Factors Group), such as Edifactoring Project and IFDEX Project, whose main objectives were to standardise the communications between members of these groups and to promote the usage of EDI among their clients.

Anil Walia
EMEA Payables Finance – Payables, Deutsche Bank

Anil Walia is responsible for development of the Deutsche Bank’s Payables Finance business proposition. After completing his Master’s Degree in Plasma Physics a few decades ago, Anil took the not so obvious career decision to go into banking. The journey took him through India, the Middle East and finally to Germany. He picked up an MBA in Financial Management on the way. As head of Trade Finance Sales he has experience in the South-East Asian, Eastern European and European markets. Anil is a SCF veteran, who got his wings in the fledgling days of SCF in 2000 at J.P. 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. Anil is very active in the public discussion on matters pertaining to SCF – from accounting regulations to sustainability. He has been instrumental in setting up the first sustainability-linked payables finance programmes.

Burak Yetişkin Burak Yetişkin
Principal Director, Innovation and Technology, Accenture Strategy

Burak is a cross-industry senior consulting executive, helping firms drive innovative ideas to industry solutions. He has global experience in structured ideation process on emerging technology applications such as Blockchain, IoT and AI, linking use cases to business opportunities and the competitive landscape. Burak has an electrical engineering background and spent his early career focusing on niche research such as brain-computer interfaces and MEMS. Retaining his keen interest on emerging technologies, he now assists the C-suite to assess the impact and market viability of disruptive enablers. He holds a CMC from Association of Management Consultants Switzerland (ASCO), sits on the advisory board of Blockchain Turkey Platform (BCTR) and provide expertise to United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business to (UN/CEFACT) Burak lives and works in Zurich.


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