FCI announces new Chair and Executive Committee

FCI has held its 53rd Annual Meeting virtually, with a successful, informative and in-depth programme involving over 30 leading industry experts via presentations and panel discussions on the latest developments, trends and challenges in the Global Factoring and Receivables Finance Industry.

Following the Council Meeting which took place within the event, a new Executive Committee has been elected for 2022.

The new Chair is Ms. Daniela Bonzanini, Head of International and member of the board of foreign subsidiaries, Banca IFIS, Italy.

In her first act, the new Chairwoman announced the appointment of two Vice-Chairmen, Mr. Çagatay Baydar, TEB Faktoring, Turkey and Mr. Joaquim Durany Seto, Caixabank, Spain, influenced by their strong performance, having received the most votes during the election.

Members of the Executive Committee:

Mr. Philippe GRESTA, BNP Paribas Factor, France

Ms. Sun Jianbo, China Contruction Bank, China

Mr. Christian Eymery, Deutsche Factoring Bank, Germany

Ms. Doaa A. HAFEZ, Egypt Factors, Egypt

Mr. Toshiyuki HIRATA, Mizuho Factors Limited, Japan

Mr. Panos PAPATHEODOROU, Optima Factors S.A., Greece

Mr. Amit AGARWAL, DBS Bank Ltd, Singapore

Mr. Julio NIELSEN, Eurocapital S.A., Chile

Prof. Benedict Oramah, President, AfreximBank was also chosen as the Executive Committee representative of the Affiliate Members.

The new Executive Committee will be working with the Secretariat to deliver a strong programme of activities designed to develop a 5-year strategic plan to bring the association to the next level and confirming its reputation as the “Voice of the industry”.

As Ms. Daniela Bonzanini, newly elected Chairwoman of FCI mentioned “We are navigating through a global pandemic and while it will not be leaving anytime soon, we need to be innovative and creative in order to advance the industry into this new era of sustainable development to ensure the industry and FCI’s members come out stronger than ever before. A lot of work is awaiting myself and the newly elected executive committee and we are ready for the challenge.