John W.H. Denton AO

Chair of the ICC Academy Board of Directors
Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

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John W.H. Denton AO became Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce in May 2018.

Mr Denton is a legal expert and adviser on global policy, international trade and investment and infrastructure. His advice is sought by Australia’s most prominent corporations and by governments and international bodies alike.

Mr Denton previously served on ICC’s Executive Board and in 2016 became the first Australian to hold the position of First Vice-Chair of the Paris-based organization.

Julian Kassum

Global Partnerships & Development Director, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

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Julian Kassum is Global Development Director of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Mr Kassum oversees ICC’s global network of 90 National Committees and drives the development of ICC products and services in the areas of trade, arbitration and banking. He previously served as Executive Director of ICC Brazil and ICC Argentina, and Policy Manager in ICC’s Policy Department. Mr Kassum also worked as independent consultant for the World Economic Forum and legal counsel for the oil and gas company Total S.A. He is the author of The G20: A Business Guide (2012), co-editor of the ICC Ethics and Compliance Training Handbook (2013), and co-author of the In Search of the Brazil Dream: The Political Economy an Emerging Global Power (2014). A French, British and Canadian national, he is a graduate of Sciences Po in Paris.

Oliver Wieck

Secretary General of ICC Germany

Oliver Wieck has been Secretary General of ICC Germany since October 2013. From 2008-2013 he was Managing Director of the Foreign Economic Policy Department at the Federation of German Industries (Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie, BDI). He was responsible for formulating German industries’ position on international trade issues, TTIP, export finance and credit guarantees, foreign trade law and customs.

Until 2008 Mr Wieck was Executive Director of the German Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations (Ost-Ausschuss der Deutschen Wirtschaft). From 1991-1999, he served in various capacities within the BDI International Markets Department, with responsibilities for North and Latin America, the Middle East and Southern Asia, as well as for issues relating to foreign economic relations, export promotion and export controls.

Mr Wieck studied law at the University of Bonn and Düsseldorf, Germany, qualifying as an attorney in 1991.

Alexander Malaket

CITP President, OPUS Advisory Services International Inc.

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Alexander Malaket is a recognized specialist in international trade and trade finance, with over 25 years of professional experience in Canada and internationally. He is Deputy Head of the Executive Committee of the ICC Banking Commission (Paris), a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, World Trade Centre (Winnipeg) and a member of the Board of the Forum for International Trade Training (Ottawa). Alexander is a member of the B20 Task Forces for 2015, the International Affairs Committee of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and a “Nominated Expert” in trade finance at the UN/CEFACT, as well as a member of the ICTSD/World Economic Forum E15 Initiative. Author of “Financing Trade and International Supply Chains” published by Gower, UK in 2014, Mr. Malaket is a frequent speaker, panel chair and participant at leading industry events around the world.

Anand Pande

Founder GPP, ex Global Head of Trade RBS, ex Managing Director Transaction Banking Citi

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Anand has worked in senior corporate and transaction banking roles in Citi, Royal Bank of Scotland and ANZ, as well as the Group CEO of a private equity backed equity & fixed income research outsourcing company. He has worked in India, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia and in a U.K. role based out of Singapore in country, regional and global leadership assignments in the trade finance and transaction banking space. In February 2015, Anand has recently set-up his own independent advisory firm: The Growth Paradigm Partnership (GPP) in Singapore. Current engagements have been in the Fintech Space, B2B payment space and with regional and global banks. Anand was awarded the Asset Asia Trade Finance BankeroftheYearAwardin2013.Hasbeen a speaker at ICC, Doha Forum, BAFT and SIBOS. He has attended executive education programs at the Harvard Business School.

Andrea Hauptmann

Senior Director, Head of Guarantees Department at Raiffeisen Bank International

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Andrea Hauptmann 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. • Member of ICC Austria and delegate to the ICC Banking Commission since 1997 • Founding member of the ICC Guarantee Task Force in spring 2003 • Elected Chair of the ICC Guarantee Task Force in March 2012 • Appointed as member of the Executive Committee of the ICC Banking Commission in October 2013 One of the seven member Drafting Group for the revision of the URDG in spring 2007. Regular speaker at various national and international seminars and conferences since 1991. Author of various publications/articles on bank guarantees.

Buddy Baker Walter

Owner Global TradeRisk Management Strategies,

Baker has more than 30 years of experience in working with companies to finance and insure their trade receivables. He owns the consulting firm Global Trade Risk Management Strategies, which specializes in both online and on-site educational training, and designed the online training/certification programs used by the Association of International Credit and Trade Finance Professionals (ICTF), the Association of Trade and Forfaiting in the Americas (ATFA), trade finance sections of the certification program used by the Finance, Credit and International Business Group (FCIB) of the National Association of Credit Management (NACM). Mr. Baker has authored numerous magazine articles and the books Users’ Handbook to Documentary Credits under UCP600 (ICC publication no. 694), Documentary Payments & Short-Term Trade Finance, and The Regulatory Environment of Letters of Credit and Trade Finance.

Carlo DiNinni

Consultant, ICC Italy Currently a consultant, speaker and trainer at ICC Italy and various banks and companies.

Secretary of ICC-Italy Banking Commission and member of the current ICC DOCDEX list of experts. Promoter and Vice Chairman of Credimpex-Italia (Professional Association). • Co-chair of the UCP 600 revision “Consultant Group” • Member of the ISBP 745 revision “Drafting Group” • Representative of Italian Banks for revision of: UCP 400, 500 and 600, URC 522, URDG 458 and 758, ISBP 645, 681, 745. • Responsible for the “Interbank Documentary Operations Commission” at the Italian Bankers Association (ABI) Rome for 25 years (now retired)

Charles Bryant

Co-Chair, European E-Invoicing Service Providers Association (EESPA), Member of the Drafting Group of the Global Supply Chain Finance Forum

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Charles Bryant is a former banker with a deep experience in trade finance, transaction banking and general management. He co-authored the well-received Euro Banking Association Guide to Supply Chain Finance, and is an active member of the Drafting Group of the Global SCF Forum, working on standard market definitions for supply chain finance techniques. He is heavily involved in the promotion of electronic invoicing and works with Tungsten, the leading e-invoicing network formerly known as OB10, where he is European Affairs Adviser. He represents the UK in the EU Multi-Stakeholder Forum on e-Invoicing and in the CEN Project Committee developing a European Standard for the e-Invoice. He co-founded the European e-Invoicing Service Providers Association (EESPA) and in 2013 was elected its Co-Chair.

Dan Taylor

Principal of DLTAYLOR Consulting, LLC.

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Dan Taylor has forty years’ experience in the field of international banking and is Principal DLTaylor Consulting LLC. Mr Taylor is currently Senior Advisor to the Executive Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce Banking Commission in Paris, France, a member of the Financial Crime Risk and Policy Group, and member of the ICC Academy Academic Committee. From 1996 to 2014, he served as a Vice Chairman of the Banking Commission and served as Chairman of the Commission’s Executive Committee. During his 26-year involvement with the ICC Banking Commission, he served as Co-Chairman of the Bank Payment Obligation Working Group, was a member of the drafting groups for the last two revisions of the Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits (UCP 500 and UCP 600), and Co-Chairman of the ICC Working Group that created the supplement to the Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits for e-commerce (eUCP). Additionally, he was Chairman of the working group that created the Uniform Rules for Bank-to-Bank Reimbursements Under Documentary Credits and was a member of the working group that created the International Standby Practices (ISP98). Mr Taylor has participated in the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group and the Financial Action Task Force Private Sector Consultative Forum.

Daniel Cotti

Founder & Managing Director of CTT – Cotti Trade & Treasury

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CTT is a boutique consulting firm in the trade finance & treasury space. Daniel has 30+ years’ experience in this industry and has spent most of his career in leading roles with end-to-end management and P&L responsibility of global businesses of considerable size working for Citibank, ABN AMRO, RBS and JPMorgan. He has achieved significant growth and transformation results with all the institutions that he has worked for and was also proactively engaged with the major relevant industry associations (ICC, SWIFT, BAFT) to drive the trade finance Industry agenda forward (founding member and Head of the Advisory Board of the Banking Commission of the ICC, founding member and Head of the Global Trade Industry Council of BAFT, founding member of the Trade Services Advisory Group of SWIFT).

Guillermo C. Jimenez

International Trade and Marketing at FIT Author, of “ICC Guide to Export/Import – Global Standards for International Trade

Guillermo C. Jimenez is a leading global expert in the field of export/import law and international business practices and the author of “ICC Guide to Export/Import – Global Standards for International Trade “ (4th Edition, ICC Publishing, 2012), as well as other books on legal and business topics. As Head of Division at ICC’s Paris Headquarters from 1990 to 1998, he coordinated work on key ICC instruments and trade tools and has lectured on international business in over 35 countries and before a number of intergovernmental organizations, including the United Nations, European Commission and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Guillermo currently holds teaching appointments at SUNY, NYU, Brooklyn Law School, Iona College, and the International School of Management (Paris). A graduate of Harvard University (B.A.) and the University of California-Berkeley (J.D.), Guillermo C. Jimenez has got more than 30 years’ experience in international business, law and policy.

Henri d'Ambrieres

Advisory Services – Export, Trade and Project Finance chez HDA CONSEIL

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Based in Paris or Madrid (5 years), he held several positions in Project & Export Finance (8 years) or in Corporate Finance (3 years). Back in Paris in 1995, he spent two years in Human Ressources before joining again Project Finance as Deputy Head of Natural Ressources. He was appointed Global Head of Export and Multilateral Finance in 2002 at Crédit Lyonnais. He was Global Head of Export Finance of Calyon then Credit Agricole CIB from 2004 to 2012. He also managed the commercial activities in Trade Finance from 2008 to 2012. He chaired the Export Credit Group of the European Banking Federation from 2008 to 2013. Since 2013 with HDA Conseil, he has advised companies (Degrémont,…), banks (Bpifrance, EIB,…), ECAs (US Exim,…) or the OECD in Structured Finance and in the financing of international development. He is also Technical Advisor for the Trade Register of the ICC (International Chamber of Commerce). He has been a Director of several companies in France and in Spain since 2005. Born in 1960, Henri d’Ambrières holds a French MBA (HEC). He speaks French, English, Spanish and German.

Jean-Francois Lambert

Founder and Managing Partner at Lambert Commodities

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Jean-Francois is Founding Partner of Lambert Commodities, providing bespoke commodity trade and structured finance solutions to produces, traders and investors. Capitalising on his 34-year international experience, he is also advisor on industry trends, strategic positioning and regulatory issues. Prior to this, Jean-Francois was Managing Director, Global Head of Commodity and Structured Trade Finance for HSBC Group. Under his leadership, HSBC became one of the major financial players supporting commodity supply chains. Jean-Francois was notably instrumental in in expanding HSBCs geographical presence to over 15 countries with a team of 160+ frontline specialists. Jean-Francois holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Paris IX Dauphine. He has been an active member of the Trade Export panel of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and currently writes a monthly column for TFR Magazine.

John Bugeja

Co-founder and Managing Director, Trade Advisory Network Ltd

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John Bugeja is a highly-experienced trade, supply chain and invoice finance specialist with 40+ years of professional experience in senior leadership roles with HSBC, NatWest, RBS, Barclays and Lloyds Banking Group. Now Managing Director of Trade Advisory Network Ltd, an advisory and training solution provider delivering product development, operating model design and implementation, and training solutions to banks, non-bank finance providers, FinTechs, corporates and technology service providers. Starting his career in an operational environment, focusing of trade finance, international payments and foreign exchange, he progressed through FI relationship management, marketing, product management and origination. After five-year stint as Head of Training and Management Development, he returned to ‘the businesses to take on senior leadership roles including Head of Corporate Business Development, Head of International Products, Global Head of Trade Services, Head of Sales and Head of Open Account Products. John was a member of the drafting group that wrote the ICC rules for the Bank Payment Obligation(URBPO) and is currently a member of the BPO Commercialisation Group. He is a regular speaker at international conferences and has written several articles on supply chain finance for industry journals.

Joshua Cohen

Managing Director, Mayer & Co Advisory Pte Ltd.

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Joshua Cohen is a recognised expert in risk distribution and risk mitigation. With over 25 years of professional experience in Europe and Asia the author has established and led successful distribution teams in bond, loan and trade finance asset classes. The former chair of Bankers Association for Finance and Trade’s Liquidity Working Group, and the Global Head of Liability and RWA Management at Standard Chartered Bank, Mr Cohen has broad knowledge of the challenges facing transaction banking business lines, especially with respect to managing the capital, liquidity and credit appetite required to run a successful and high returning trade finance portfolio in a global bank. Mr Cohen is the author of several published articles on trade finance and risk distribution including “Trade Gets Paid” (Global Trade Review 2012), “Promoting South South Trade” (Global Trade Review 2012), “Taking Down Unintended Barriers to International Trade” (Standard Chartered Insights 2013), “Creating a Win Win Opportunity in Trade Distribution” (the Asset 2013). Mr Cohen is a regular speaker, panel chair and participant at industry events around the world.

Lionel Taylor

Co-founder and Managing Director, Trade Advisory Network Ltd

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Lionel Taylor is a trade, supply chain and invoice finance business leader having over 30+ years’ experience at senior management and director level with major financial institutions including RBS, Rabobank, Citibank and Lloyds Banking Group and with nonbank independents. Now Managing Director of Trade Advisory Network Limited, which specialises in the strategic development of global supply chain, trade and invoice finance with a client base of regional banks independent finance providers, fintechs and technology providers, his key areas of expertise include new business strategy, turnaround, organisation design, new product design, product management, marketing, origination, credit, team building and training. Lionel also has extensive factoring and international experience with a specific understanding of Asia and China, having opened, managed and successfully developed business and operations in that region. He currently is a Non-Executive Director of a growing UK based Fintech, sits as the independent credit committee member for another non-bank finance provider and is frequently invited to comment and write for specialist international trade publications as well as chairing and speaking at international events.

Lorna Strong

Deputy General Counsel, Global Trade and Receivables Finance (GTRF), HSBC

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Lorna Strong is a member of the ICC Banking Commission Legal Committee, is Deputy General Counsel for HSBC Global Trade and Receivables Finance (GTRF), based in London, UK, acting as primary legal advisor for GTRF globally. Lorna joined HSBC in 2001 and held the position of Deputy General Counsel, HSBC Bank Canada before moving to her present role. Lorna holds degrees in law and in applied science from the University of British Columbia and has been recognized in the areas of banking law, fraud law and international law, including receiving the 2012 Global Counsel Award for Regulatory (Financial Services), Individual of the Year. As an adjunct to her practice, she lectures on matters relating to banking, compliance, fraud recovery and risk.

Michael McKenzie

Senior Partner, ANSR Source

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Michael McKenzie has over 30 years of experience in international banking and financial services sales. He retired from JP Morgan in 2014 after 18 years with the firm. He recently joined ansrsource, a learning design company, as a senior partner. In the course of his career, Mr. McKenzie has held positions that included: • Global Head of Network Trade • Regional Head of Latin America for Treasury & Securities Services • Global Head of Trade Sales His expertise incorporates: • Global sales management including the development of sales strategy, resource allocation and compensation plans; the recruitment, retention and development of sales and support personnel, and the leadership of multi-product cross-regional client planning and sales teams. • Client engagement with extensive experience advising mid & large cap companies across a variety of industry segments on international trade, cash and liquidity management with a focus on working capital maximization and risk mitigation. Mr. McKenzie has served numerous terms on the board of the Banker’s Association for Finance and Trade (BAFT) and he was the organization’s President and Board Chair in 2000-2001.

Robert Bugg

Owner at OCRB Enterprises LLC

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Robert has been involved with Trade services in a variety of roles for the past 35+ years, both on the Information Technology and Operations fronts. He was involved in early Trade automation efforts at Citibank, and became interested in learning more about the business, joining operations in the eighties. His IT background allowed him to become involved in customer and Purchase Order driven initiatives. He took the opportunity to manage Citibank’s Regional Trade Processing Centre in Penang, Malaysia as processing from Asian countries was being consolidated. He secured ISO9002 certification with them in 1998. He later moved to Wachovia Bank in a similar capacity, managing their offshore Trade processing, which included an “outsourcing” group which handled trade transactions on behalf of other banks, who were starting to encounter declining staff experience levels in their primary processing location. In 2008, he reprised the regional Trade head role for JPMorgan in Singapore and Hong Kong as they strengthened their offshore processing capabilities before retiring to the US after a stint as COO for a leading UK Insurance company in Vietnam.

Vijay Vashist

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

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Vijay Vashist is the Global Head of Trade & Supply Chain Finance and Trade Asset Management in DBS’ Global Transaction Services, based at the head office in Singapore. 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. Vijay joined DBS in April 2011 from Standard Chartered Bank, where he was previously Managing Director and Global Head of Open Account Trade
Finance. He has had over 20 years of experience within Institutional Banking covering areas of corporate relationship banking, Supply Chain, Leasing, Open Account and traditional trade business lines, working at Standard Chartered, HSBC and GE Capital. In addition to his appointment as a member of the ICC Banking Commission ExCo, Vijay is also associated with the BAFT-IFSA Asia Financial Supply Chain Committee, spearheading a project to design industry standard open account trade documentation. He has also previously served on the marketing committee of Factors Chain International, Amsterdam.

Raelene Martin

Policy Executive, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

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Raelene Martin manages ICC’s Marketing and Advertising Commission, an international body of executive level experts that craft policy and business practice tools, including self-regulatory guidance that forms the foundation for most national and sector self-regulation. Ms Martin is also responsible for ICC’s Commission on Taxation that analyses developments in international tax policy and legislation and puts forward business views on government and intergovernmental projects affecting taxation. The Commission also works closely with OECD, UN and G20 to eliminate tax obstacles to crossborder
trade and investment.
Prior to joining ICC in 2009 in a supportive role for the Commission on Marketing and Advertising and the Commission on Commercial Law and Practice, Ms Martin worked for a Zimbabwean law firm, Coghlan, Welsh & Guest, and later joined Colcom Foods Limited where she moved through evolving roles, eventually managing their marketing portfolio for over four years.
Ms Martin studied International Commerce with specialization in Marketing at the University of South
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Kim Fui LIEW

Senior Vice-President, Global Transaction Services, DBS Bank

Kim Fui Liew has almost 25 years of banking experience with specific expertise in trade finance activities. He is currently the Senior Vice-President of Global Transaction Services at DBS Bank. Mr Liew holds the position of Regional Trade Advisor in the same department and is involved in the management of the technicalities and training of trade finance, especially in the area of commodity and structured trade finance. Before his time at DBS Bank, he worked at Credit Agricole Indosuez, ABN AMRO Bank and the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. Mr Liew graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in Accountancy from the University of Otago in New Zealand with
Professional Examination passes for admittance to The New Zealand Society of Accountants.

Him Chuan LIM

Managing Director and Group Head, Global Transaction Services, DBS Bank

Him Chuan Lim is the Managing Director and Group Head of Product Management for Global Transaction Services at DBS Bank. In this role, he is responsible for the strategic governance and management of product development, commercialisation and profitability of the cash management and trade finance business. Prior to this, Mr Lim was the Group Chief Operating Officer for the DBS Institutional Banking Group and International Markets; Head of Group Audit for DBS Bank; former Basel II Programme Director and Head of Group Operational Risk for DBS Bank.
Additionally, he has worked for corporations such as JP Morgan Singapore and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr Lim was a member of the National University of Singapore’s Risk Management Institute Industry Advisory Panel and was the former Chairman of the Association of Banks in Singapore’s Operational Risk Taskforce. Mr Lim holds a Bachelor degree in Accountancy with honours from the National University of Singapore. He has also been conferred the title of Singapore Institute of Banking and Finance Fellow.

Pottengal Mukundan

Director and CEO, ICC Commercial Crime Services

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Since 1999, Pottengal Mukundan has been the Director and CEO of ICC Commercial Crime Services (CCS) having worked for the commercial crime fighting arm of ICC since 1981. Mr Mukundan has conducted a number of investigations on shipping and trade finance frauds and has provided expert evidence in courts. He has also written papers on the prevention and response to fraud.

Maler Vilee

Principal Trainer, Globalab

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Maler launched her career in commercial related assistance programmes at the British High Commission. Assisting businesses from the United Kingdom and Singapore to work together was an area she enjoyed tremendously and decided to dedicate her career in trade and investment related government relations. Maler spent the next 15 years in developing her expertise with emphasis on trade, investment, competition and Free Trade Agreements. After her diplomatic service in KL, Malaysia, she embarked on legal studies with an intention to specialise in business law. She focused on assisting companies to export with government support while with International Enterprise Singapore (IES). She also covered Europe, Southeast Asia and Electronics sector.

After her departure from IES, she undertook various training assignments on ASEAN, WTO, SME and Entrepreneurship development, public policy, and capacity building for economic agencies interested in establishing trade or investment centres in their countries. She is a resource person for UNCTAD.

Maler has been working with a number of government bodies, NGOs, and private institutions to conduct workshops in competency building for trade and investment officers since 2008

Charles Debattista

ICC Special Adviser to the Drafting Group for the Incoterms® 2020 Rules

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Charles practises in international trade and shipping law at the English Bar and was Chair and Co-Chair of the Drafting Groups for Incoterms® 2000 and 2010. He was a professor of Commercial Law and Director of of the Institute of Maritime Law for more than three decades. He has had extensive experience in charterparty work, bills of lading, CIF and FOB disputes, letters of credit, ship management issues and general commercial contract disputes.

Peter Rand

Director of Business Development and Regional Head of SME Commercial Payments at Mastercard

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HP Singh

Chairman and Managing Director of Satin Creditcare Network

Mr. Singh also participated in Harvard Business School’s Action Program on Strategic Leadership for Microfinance in 2009, as well as the leadership program organized by Women’s World Banking at Wharton Business School, the University of Pennsylvania in 2011.

Sangeet Growar

Director of Tomorrow’s Knowledge

She has contributed to the field of education as a resource person for various Academic Advisory Programmes and Corporate & Education Societies holding prestigious positions of Director(R&D), Principal, Vice President (operations), Dean as well as Academic Advisor in various educational institutions of National and International repute

Dr. AKS Suryavanshi

Director, Amity Business School & Head of Executive Education

Director, Amity Business School & Head of Executive Education, Chief Mentor of GiET Foundation and has served as a Vice Chancellor, Executive Director, Dean, Research guide, start-up mentor, and corporate coach in various academic landscape settings.