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Today, BAFT, a leading global financial services association for global translation banking, announced the Future Leaders Program class of 2023. Now in its eighth year, the program recognises upcoming talent in the global transaction banking industry.
Trade Finance Global (TFG) are happy to be media partners with BAFT in support of the Future Leaders Program and Global Annual Meeting.
Nominated by their respective institutions, the class of 2023 includes 38 individuals from 20 countries spanning six continents. Those recognised represent a wide range of disciplines within transaction banking.
This year’s group will be divided into five project teams to address current industry issues and priorities including developing a hub banking concept, banking in the metaverse, sustainability, fraud in trade finance, and a future of transaction banking business model.
The class of 2023 will start their program in January at the BAFT Europe Bank to Bank Forum and will conclude at BAFT’s Global Annual Meeting in May. Several Future Leader council members will support the current class as mentors, joining BAFT board members who will continue to serve as project sponsors.
Tod Burwell, president and CEO of BAFT said, “We are excited to welcome another diverse class of transaction banking professionals to the Future Leaders program. It has been wonderful to see the program grow and to watch as its 220 alumni find ways to give back to the industry by serving as the next generation of transaction banking leaders.”
BAFT would like to congratulate the following individuals for their selection to the program:
Adriana Seidl, Deutsche Bank AG
Adrien Laniau, Société Générale
Ahmad Muhaisen, Arab Bank
Ambar Mardikar, Scotiabank
Amresh Jagessar, ING Bank N.V.
Anathi Mkhize, ABSA CIB
Anna Ries, UniCredit S.p.A.
Beatrice Cheng, Standard Chartered
Celina Andrioti, JP Morgan
Charlotte Fryer, JP Morgan
Colin Allshouse, Bank of America
Dipika Surana, Bank of America
Elcin Onat, Citibank
Haitham Hassan, African Export-Import bank
Ines Weibel, UBS Switzerland AG
Jason Haley, BMO Capital Markets
Johnny Chung, BNY Mellon
Jorge Gomez, BNY Mellon
Marko Motika, StoneX
Maxwell Chesky, MUFG
Melinda Jih, HSBC
Mouloud Bouaziz, Credit Agricole CIB
Natalie Patura, PNC Bank NA
Natasa Pudic, ING Bank N.V.
Neslihan Gökmen, Danske Bank
Nicholas Lewis, Barclays
Paolina Stoilova, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA)
Pia Reyes, American International Group (AIG)
Rebecca Connor, PNC Bank NA
Sabri Riache, Deutsche Bank AG
Samer Mansour, Housing Bank for Trade and Finance
Sarah Zedar, KeyBank National Association
Sue Ellen Hearn, Royal Bank of Canada
Swati Shahani, Barclays
Tebogo Phosiwa, Rand Merchant Bank
Weaam Muaddi, Arab Bank
Yasemin Ozcan, BNP Paribas SA
Zachary Byrne, Deloitte