WOA e-roundtable "Receivables as an Asset Class - an introduction"
About the speakers
Alexander MalaketAlexander R. Malaket, CITP, CTFP, GTP-E, is President of Canadian consultancy OPUS Advisory Services International Inc., established in 2001, focusing on international business, trade and investment with a specialism in trade finance/supply chain finance. Alexander has researched and authored thought leadership reports, program assessments and reviews, public and international policy reports and has participated in or chaired numerous international initiatives for industry bodies and other institutions. Mr. Malaket is the author of the book “Financing Trade and International Supply Chains” (Taylor & Francis, UK, 2014) and serves on several boards and advisory bodies, including as Deputy Head of the Executive Committee, International Chamber of Commerce Banking Commission where he led the multi-association drafting effort for the “Standard Definitions for Supply Chain Finance” (2016).
Andre CastermanAndré Casterman is an independent FinTech consultant, advising clients on financial data management, trade finance, and capital markets innovations. André spent 20+ years at SWIFT, leading various innovations in the inter-bank payments, corporate treasury, and trade finance markets. During that time he established an institutional partnership between SWIFT and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and created the first digital trade settlement instrument. He is also a Board Member of the International Trade and Forfaiting Association (ITFA) where he chairs the Fintech Committee with a focus on helping banks establish trade finance as an attractive asset class for institutional investors.