• Leadership

    The World's Essential Rule-Making Body for the Banking Industry 

    The Advisory Board - comprised of 12 Board Members, all senior executives from the industry or related fields. This Board responds to increased policy, regulatory and market requests for greater transparency and standardization of trade finance products.  

    The Executive Committee - comprised of 8 Officers, each supervising a specific line of service. This change at the very top of a commission was the occasion to add new members in order to align the commission's resources to new mandates and meet the aspirations of the renewed membership.  


    Chair of the ICC Banking Commission

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    Daniel SCHMAND

    Global Head of Trade Finance, Deutsche Bank

    Daniel Schmand is Deutsche Bank’s Head of Trade Finance & Cash Management Corporates EMEA. He is located in Frankfurt and Munich. In addition to his responsibility for the EMEA region, he heads the Global Trade Finance Committee.

    Advisory Board


    Pravin ADVANI

    Global Trade & Loan Products (GT&LP) Executive, J.P. Morgan

    Pravin Advani is the Global Trade & Loan Products (GT&LP) Executive at J.P. Morgan. Based in Singapore, Advani is responsible for setting and executing GT&LP's global strategy across its suite of trade finance and loan products, as well as maintaining oversight of its sales, advisory and product development functions. He joined J.P. Morgan in 2010 and was appointed to his current role after a five-year stint as the Asia Pacific head for GT&LP.

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    Alberto AMO MENA

    Global Head of Trade Asset Solutions in Global Banking and Markets, Santander

    Alberto is globally responsible for Trade Finance for Corporates and, reporting to the Global GTB Head, is leading different initiatives as the strategy to face the regulatory impact on the business.

    Percy Batliwalla


    Head of Global Trade and Supply Chain Finance, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

    Percy Batliwalla is managing director and head of Global Trade and Supply Chain Finance in Global Transaction Services (GTS) at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He is based in New York. Prior to assuming his current position, Batliwalla was based in Singapore where he held various sales leadership roles at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, most recently as the head of Global Sales for GTS with responsibility for formulating and executing an integrated sales strategy spanning all GTS products for the firm's corporate and institutional clients.

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    Steven BECK

    Head Trade Finance, Asian Development Bank

    In the six years Steven has been with ADB he managed exponential growth of ADB's trade finance business, now at over $4 billion in annual turnover, and initiated the ICC-ADB Trade Finance Default Register, which compiled and presented statistics to the Basel Secretariat arguing in favor of appropriate capital treatment for trade transactions under impending Basel III regulations.

    Alexander Goulandris

    Alexander GOULANDRIS

    Co-founder & CEO, essDOCS

    Alexander Goulandris is the co-founder & CEO of essDOCS, the leading enabler of paperless trade. Under his stewardship, essDOCS has built a reputation for delivering innovative solutions for several of the most complicated paper problems in global trade, and was the first company to build an industry-wide accepted electronic Bill of Lading (eB/L) solution.

    Lui Yunfei

    Yunfei LIU

    Deputy General Manager of Global Trade Services, Bank of China H.O.

    Ms Lui, Deputy General Manager of Global Trade Services Department of Bank of China Head Office, is an expert of international settlement and trade finance business. She has accumulated a wealth of experiences during over 20 years' career in Bank of China, including product management and development especially in trade finance and supply chain business, marketing and customer relations, risk control, project management and IT system development. Ms. Liu also has profound law background which enabled her deal with many lawsuits for Bank of China.

    Vinod Madhavan

    Vinod MADHAVAN

    Head: Transactional Products & Services – South Africa, Corporate and Investment Banking, Standard Bank

    Vinod Madhavan joined Standard Bank in Jan, 2014 as Head of Transactional Products and Services (TPS), South Africa. In this role, he has P&L responsibility for the TPS business for Standard Bank's franchise in South Africa. The TPS business in Standard Bank includes the products and solutions offered to corporate and financial institution clients, across cash management, clearing, trade & supply chain finance and investor service.

    Rudolf Putz

    Rudolf PUTZ

    Deputy Director Financial Institutions, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

    Rudolf Putz is Head of EBRD’s Trade Facilitation Programme and has more than 30 years of experience in financing trade with Eastern Europe & CIS countries.

    Adrian Rigby

    Adrian RIGBY

    Chief Commercial Officer and Deputy Head of Trade and Receivables Finance, HSBC

    Adrian is the Chief Commercial Officer and Deputy Head of Trade and Receivables Finance for HSBC. He has been with HSBC or 28 years working in Asia and Europe, specialising in Commercial Banking and Trade and Receivables Financing. Previous roles have included Head of Product for Trade and Receivables Finance, Head of Commercial Products for the UK Commercial and Corporate Bank, Chief Operating Officer for the Commercial Bank in Asia and Senior Manager within Strategy and Planning.

    Nadya Talhouni

    Nadya TALHOUNI

    Global Head of Cash Management & Trade and International and Subsidiaries, Arab Bank.

    Nadya Talhouni is Global Head of Cash Management & Trade and International and Subsidiaries at Arab Bank and is responsible for the transaction banking business and solutions management as well as managing the cross-network business and coverage of the multinational corporate client base.

    Michael Vrontamitis


    Head of Trade, Product Management Transaction Banking, Standard Chartered Bank

    As Head of Trade, Product Management, Transaction Banking Michael is responsible for the P&L and delivery of the Bank's Trade Finance capabilities globally in Documentary Trade, Receivables Finance, Supply Chain Finance, and working capital solutions, to all of the Bank's clients across Corporate & Institutional, Commercial and Business clients. He is also accountable for the Bank's Trade Finance distribution.

    Executive Committee

    • Deputy Head : Alexander R. Malaket
    Jamal Bin Ghalaita


    Chief Executive Officer, Emirates Islamic Bank PJSC

    Mr. Bin Ghalaita has been the Chief Executive Officer of Emirates Islamic Bank PJSC since September 23, 2011. He served as the Group Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Emirates NBD Bank PJSC (a/k/a Emirates NBD PJSC) since May 2009 and also served as its General Manager Banking & Group Marketing. He has also served as the Head of Branding and Business Marketing for Emirates NBD.

    Mr. Bin Ghalaita champions the development of trade facilitating standards for international business and Islamic Trade Finance. Emirates Islamic Bank is an active member of ICC UAE and under the direction of Mr. Bin Ghalaita is a leading innovator and award winning institution in the advancement of technology driven Islamic Trade Finance products.

    He serves as the Chairman of the Board of Emirates Money Consumer Finance LLC. He has been a Non-­Executive Independent Director at SHUAA Capital psc since February 7, 2011. Mr. Bin Ghalaita serves as a Director of Al Baraka Banking Group B.S.C., Emirates Islamic Financial Brokerage LLC and SHUAA Capital P.S.C. He serves as a Board Director of Emirates Islamic Bank PJSC.

    Mr. Bin Ghalaita holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from the University of Arizona.

    Dominic Broom

    Dominic BROOM

    Global Head of Trade Sales, BNY Mellon

    Dominic Broom is Global Head of Trade Sales, responsible for the company's trade finance and supply chain solutions. Clients include banks, insurance companies, investment funds, corporates and public sector institutions. Dominic holds an Honours Law Degree, from the University of London and is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of World Traders.

    Dominic has many years of experience in the transaction services field and is responsible for developing and marketing the company's range of trade finance and supply chain services (including working capital solutions), globally. He uses his broad knowledge of the transaction banking industry, to help shape the strategic direction of the business, and his team works with key stakeholders across the company, to develop solutions that will enhance the sector's core business activities. As an acknowledged thought leader in the transaction banking field, Dominic is a frequent chairman of industry conferences and a regular contributor to leading industry publications.

    Sean Edwards

    Sean EDWARDS

    Head of Legal, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Limited

    Sean Edwards is an English solicitor, formerly with Clifford Chance, and is now Head of Legal at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Limited. He is Chairman of the International Trade & Forfaiting Association (ITFA).

    He is one of the principal draftsmen of the Uniform Rules for Forfaiting (URF) (ICC Publication no. 800), a joint initiative of the ITFA and ICC and published by the ICC. He was also a member of the drafting group for the Standard Definitions for Techniques of Supply Chain Finance published by ICC, ITFA and a number of other international trade finance organisations.

    He is a member of the ICC Legal Committee.

    Sean has written articles on trade finance, particularly on forfaiting and other forms of receivables finance, for all the major trade finance magazines and is on the editorial boards of Trade & Forfaiting Review (TFR) and Global Trade Review (GTR). He is a frequent presenter at trade finance conferences dealing with a range of subjects.

    Mark Evans

    Mark EVANS

    Managing Director, Transaction Banking, Institutional, ANZ

    Mark is an experienced banker and has held senior roles across relationship, product and operations. Based in Sydney, he has been Managing Director of Transaction Banking since June 2016.

    In his current role, Mark is responsible for end-to-end Transaction Banking services - including payments, cash management, trade finance and supply chain finance solutions - across ANZ's home markets of Australia and New Zealand and the bank's footprint globally.

    Mark joined ANZ in 2009 as Global Head of Trade and Supply Chain, and in 2013 was appointed ANZ's Chief Compliance Officer. In this role he was responsible for developing and implementing a global compliance framework and ensuring high compliance standards in all the jurisdictions in which ANZ operates.

    Prior to ANZ, Mark spent five years at HSBC, initially as Head of Trade and Supply Chain for Australia and New Zealand and then three years in Hong Kong where he was responsible for the Trade and Supply Chain business across Asia Pacific.

    This is part of a lengthy career that started with a graduate position with National Australia Bank and also various roles with St George, State Street and Commonwealth Bank.

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    Rüdiger GEIS

    Head Product Management, Trade Services & Issues, Commerzbank

    Ruediger is an active member in various trade initiatives and headed the working group on the BAFT-IFSA Master Participation Agreement for Trade Transactions. He holds a Bachelor Professional of International Trade & Management (CCI) and is married with three children. Throughout his more than 20 years in banking Ruediger has played different functions in the area of international trade and business and has held various assignments within the bank in Frankfurt, Bahrain, and New York.

    Andrea Hauptmann

    Andrea HAUPTMANN

    Senior Director, Head of Guarantees Department, Raiffeisen Bank International

    Joined Raiffeisen Bank International (former RZB) in September 1984 after a short postgraduate study in Cambridge, UK, working in the documentary department on import/ export LCs and since 1988 on bank guarantees; took over responsibility of the guarantee business in 1991, was appointed Director in 1997 and Senior Director in 2000.

    Alexander R. Malaket

    Alexander R. MALAKET

    President, OPUS Advisory Services International Inc.

    Alexander R. Malaket, CITP, is the President of OPUS Advisory Services International Inc., based in Canada. A recognized specialist in international trade, including trade and supply chain finance, Mr. Malaket has advised government, international institution, banking and corporate clients around the world, developed and delivered training materials and seminars, and authored numerous white papers, briefing and policy papers and research reports on a variety of topics in international business, finance and international development.

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    Vincent O'BRIEN

    Trade Finance Expert and currently Chair, ICC Banking Commission Market Intelligence

    Vincent is a long standingmember of ICC Banking Commission and Chair of the ICC’s Education and Market Intelligence Group. He has been actively involved in trade finance for more than a quarter of a century and has delivered technical trade finance assistance in more than 70 countries.


    Shehzad Sharjeel

    Shehzad SHARJEEL

    Head, Global Trade Finance Program, International Finance Corporation

    Shehzad Sharjeel is the Head of Global Trade Finance Program (GTFP) at International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group.

    GTFP is a USD 5 billion global program which extends and complements the capacity of banks to deliver trade financing by providing risk mitigation coverage. The GTFP network comprises of more than 500 banks globally operating in more than 90 countries. Shehzad is responsible for program oversight and growth leading a team at global level.

    Shehzad joined IFC in 2008 as a Trade Finance Officer to develop IFC's trade activities in the Middle East & North Africa Region based out of the regional office in Cairo. In 2010 he became responsible to manage IFC's trade initiatives at regional level and later in 2011 he relocated to Istanbul where he continued to lead the regional trade program while at same time supporting global trade initiatives. He started managing GTFP at global level from 2015 and is operating out of Washington DC

    Prior to joining IFC, Shehzad was managing Trade business for Citibank in Pakistan as VP & Country Trade Head offering full range of trade products and solutions to a wide scope of corporate clients and financial institutions. He had also been actively involved in several regional and global trade initiatives at Citibank.

    As a Trade Practitioner, he has more than 18 years of management experience with a strong focus on Trade Services, Trade Finance, Customer Services, Trade Risk Distribution and Training & Capacity Development.

    Education : MSc Management (UK), MBA / Bachelor of Engineering (Pakistan); A 2003-04 British Chevening Scholar

    Dan Taylor

    Dan TAYLOR

    DLTAYLOR Consulting, LLC, Former Managing Director, Global Market Infrastructures, J.P. Morgan

    Dan Taylor is the principal of DLTAYLOR Consulting, LLC. He has forty years experience in the field of international banking. Prior to starting his consulting practice he was Managing Director and Global Market Infrastructures Executive for J.P. Morgan's Corporate and Investment Bank

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    Vijay VASHIST

    Global Head of Trade & Supply Chain Finance and Trade Asset Management in Global Transaction Services, DBS

    He is responsible for developing product innovation, guiding market expansion and the investment agenda to drive growth across the bank’s extensive client base in Asia, as well as integrating the bank’s trade product offering in order to seamlessly serve its customers across all segments, from large corporate to SMEs.


    Xu Jun

    Jun XU

    Deputy General Manager, Global Trade Services Dept., Bank of China

    Ms. XU Jun is the Deputy General Manager of Global Trade Services Dept. of Bank of China, Jiangsu Branch, with over 23 years'experience in international trade and finance. She worked in JP Morgan Chase Bank, Global Trade Services, USA from 2001 to 2003.

    Ms. XU Jun is a recognized expert of LC, guarantee/standby credit and supply chain finance. She is also in charge of trade finance products promotion and innovation.

    Ms. XU Jun is an active member of ICC China and is in charge of translation and active promotion of ICC publications. She is one of the translators of a series of ICC publications including Guide to ICC Uniform Rules for Demand Guarantees URDG 758, ISBP745, URF, URBPO, the ICC Guide to Uniform Rules For Bank Payment Obligation, Collected DOCDEX Decisions (2009-2012) and series of ICC opinions publications (ICC publication No. 660, 680, 732E,739E and etc.).

    XU Jun is the writer of several books about trade finance products and has published professional papers on legal and practical aspects of international trade finance products in publications within China and internationally. She welcomes active participation in all forums that promote the development of secure international trade and finance

    Technical Advisers

    David Meynell

    David MEYNELL

    Owner of TradeLC Advisory

    David is the owner of TradeLC Advisory, a recently established trade advisory consultancy. He previously worked for Deutsche Bank in a number of international locations for more than 30 years in a trade career encompassing Operations, System Development, Sales and Product Management.

    Glenn Ransier

    Glenn RANSIER

    Global Standby and Demand Guarantee Product Manager, Wells Fargo

    Global Standby and Demand Guarantee Product Manager at Wells Fargo, Glenn Ransier has worked in the field of trade finance for more than 35 years. Among other merits, he was a member of the Drafting Group which revised the Uniform Rules for Demand Guarantees (URDG) revision 758 and remains a member of the Guarantee Task Force, a delegate on the ISO (International Organization for Standardization ) 20022 team which developed industry standards for trade finance messages and he chaired the International Financial Services Association (IFSA's renamed BAFT Bankers Association for Finance and Trade) Commercial Letter of Credit Committee from 2005 to 2007.

    Kim Sindberg


    Founder, Sindberg Consult

    Founder of Sindberg Consult and Executive Adviser at Nordea, Kim Sindberg is an internationally recognized trade finance expert - with a background from the transport industry. He is a member of several national and international trade finance forums and stands behind a number of trade finance publications and websites.

    Hugo Verschoren


    Senior Product Manager, Trade Finance Services, ING

    From 2007 till 2009 Hugo was Head of Corporate Sales Belgium and Luxembourg for Trade Finance Services. In January 2010 he moved to Amsterdam to become Senior Product Manager Trade Finance Services for ING Group.

    Banking Commission Secretariat

    Olivier Paul

    Olivier PAUL

    Head of Policy, Banking Commission

    Presently Head of Policy of the Banking Commission, Olivier started his career in the banking industry more than 30 years ago with BNP Paribas. After 10 years in corporate banking, he joined the export finance business line where he spent 15 years, becoming the global head of the activity until end-2012. He then moved to trade finance for the last 4 years where he was Head of the Trade Finance Competence Center, in charge of strategy, product development, product policy and regulation.

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    David BISCHOF

    Senior Policy Manager, Banking Commission

    David Bischof supports the management of the ICC Banking Commission and supervises specific projects, including the establishment of the ICC Trade Finance Register project. Additionally, his current responsibility with ICC includes the implementation of the new Supply Chain Finance streamline, namely the new BPO rules.

    Paulina Martinez

    Paulina MARTINEZ

    Project Manager, ICC Banking Commission

    Paulina Martinez joined the ICC Banking Commission in 2012. She is responsible for the organization of the Commission's bi-annual meetings and provide support to new projects in the areas of supply chain finance and global regulation (including the ICC Trade Finance Register).

    Doina Buruiana

    Doina BURUIANA

    Project Manager, Banking Commission

    Doina Buruiana joined the ICC Banking Commission in March 2015 to support the management and administration of the Commission's various projects and activities. She will be involved mainly in the production of the Global Survey on Trade Finance and other projects related to Supply Chain Finance.

    Whitney Jolivet

    Whitney JOLIVET

    Assistant, ICC Banking Commission

    Whitney Jolivet joined the banking commission in June 2005 and is in charge of all the administrative aspects of the commission, including the organization of the biannual meetings, query processing and communication, to mention a few.

  • Contact our leadership

    If you are interested in contacting any of the Board members, please send us an email with your request at whitney.jolivet@iccwbo.org

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The ICC Banking Commission meetings are the only events of their kind gathering over 400+ banking executives and government officials from more than 65 countries to rethink the future oftrade finance.


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