Commission mandate

To serve as a global forum and rule-making body for banks worldwide, with particular focus on the financing of international trade; and to help policymakers and standard setters create a regulatory framework that facilitates trade finance throughout the world.


Daniel Schmand    
Global Head of Trade Finance
Deutsche Bank (Germany)

Advisory Board

Pravin Advani 
Managing Director of Global Trade and Loan Products
Executive Corporate and Investment Bank
J.P. Morgan (United States)

Alberto Amo Mena 
Global Head of Trade Asset Solutions
Global Banking and Markets
Santander (Spain)

Percy Batliwalla     
Head of Global Trade and Supply Chain Finance
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (United States)

Steven Beck     
Head of Trade Finance
Asian Development Bank (Philippines)

Alexander Goulandris     
Chief Executive Officer
essDOCS (Singapore)

Yunfei Liu
Assistant General Manager of Global Trade Finance
Bank of China (China)

Vinod Madhavan     
Head of Transactional Products and Services
Corporate and Investment Banking
Standard Bank Group (South Africa)

Rudolf Putz     
Head Trade Facilitation Programme (TFP)
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (United Kingdom)

Adrian Rigby
Chief Commercial Officer and Global Deputy Head of Trade and Receivables Finance
HSBC (United Kingdom)

Nadya Talhouni     
Global Head of Cash Management & Trade and Head of International and Subsidiaries
Arab Bank (Jordan)

Michael Vrontamitis     
Head of Trade, Product Management, Transaction Banking
Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong)

Executive Committee Deputy Head

Alexander Malaket     
Opus Advisory Services (Canada)

Executive Committee

Jamal Bin Ghalaita
Chief Executive Officer
Emirates Islamic Bank (Dubai)

Dominic Broom
Global Head of Trade Sales
BNY Mellon (United Kingdom)

Sean Edwards
Head of Legal
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (United Kingdom)

Mark Evans
Managing Director of Transaction Banking
ANZ (Australia)

Ruediger Geis 
Head of Product Management Trade
Commerzbank AG (Germany)

Andrea Hauptmann     
Senior Director and Head of Guarantees Department
Raiffeisen Bank International (Austria)

Ana Kavtaradze
Head of Trade Finance
Bank of Georgia (Georgia)

Vincent O’Brien
Trade Finance Expert (Ireland)

Shehzad Sharjeel
Global Head of Trade Finance Program
IFC (Turkey)

Dan Taylor  
DLTAYLOR Consulting (United States)

Vijay Vashist     
Global Head of Trade & Supply Chain Finance and Trade Asset Management
Global Transaction Services

 Technical Advisers

Dave Meynell  
TradeLC Advisory (United Kingdom)

Glenn Ransier  
Global Standby Letters of Credit and Demand Guarantee Product Manager
Wells Fargo Bank (United States)

Kim Sindberg  
Trade Finance Consultant
Sindberg Consult (Denmark)

Project Advisers

Henri d’Ambrieres  
Advisory Services in Export, Trade and Project Finance
HDA Conseil (France)

Krishnan Ramadurai
Head of Product, Returns and Capital Optimization
HSBC (United Kingdom)

Hugo Verschoren
Chief Expert
Centre of Excellence, Trade Finance Services
ING (Netherlands)