He has been working in the area of international trade for more than 15 yrs now and takes keen interest in keeping himself abreast of global trends and developments in this area. Having worked in international trade departments of several banks including few multinational banks (ICICI Bank Ltd, Deutsche Bank – India, Westpac NZ and currently with Bank of New Zealand) has insights into the operations of banks across countries.
He has several certifications in his kitty which includes 1) Certified Documentary Credit Specialist (CDCS) – year 2008 2. Certificate in Trade Finance offered by a premier banking organisation named IIBF (Indian institute of banking and finance), Certificate in Trade Finance again from IIBF ; most recently online training from tradefinance.training on Financial Crime, Fraud & sanctions and DC Master from Coastline Solutions. He has done a few automations in his stint with ICICI bank essentially pertaining to handling SWIFT messages; automating the process of e-mailing SWIFT to customers, automating the process of dishing out SWIFT messages to branches etc.
Since the inception of UCP 600, trade finance professionals, in particular, the letter of credit community, have been discussing the need for and consequences of modifications and exclusions to the rules in commercial LCs issued under UCP 600.