Digital Bills of Exchange in Open Account
About the speakers
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.
Gunnar CollinM. Sc. Business Administration and Economics. Head of Sales and Marketing, Enigio Gunnar is a senior operations and banking professional with over 30 years of experience from the financial sector in different organisations, geographies and cultural settings. Focus has been on Trade Finance and Operations, always in senior leadership roles. Gunnar is now fully focused on making sure that Enigio’s ground-breaking inventions and services will be known and implemented wherever there is a need for digitalisation and transformation. The key areas where Enigio’s trace:original solution is a game changer are foreign trade and the financial industry where paper versions of negotiable instruments and documents of title are still widely used. Other areas benefiting from Enigio’s solutions are any organisation using or storing large volumes of paper documents and records.
John BrehcistJohn Brehcist is an acknowledged expert in the Receivables Finance world. Previously the Head of Strategy for Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance, for over ten years he has run his successful roundwindow consultancy business working with clients (from start-ups to established leaders, from emerging to developed markets) in over twenty countries, offering impartial advice and constructive support on strategy, marketing, operations, people, risk and fraud control. He has combined this with taking a range of non-exec director roles, been Director of Advocacy at FCI and is the Coordinator of the EU Federation for Factoring and Commercial Finance and since September 2019 a key member of the team at World of Open Account, WOA. John has an MA from Oxford and an MBA from Warwick. He is a well-known author, lecturer and conference presenter.
John BugejaJohn Bugeja is a highly experienced trade, supply chain and invoice finance specialist with more than 40 years’ experience in senior leadership roles with HSBC, NatWest, RBS, Barclays and Lloyds Banking Group. In 2015 John co-founded Trade Advisory Network which specialises in the strategic development of global supply chain, trade and invoice finance with a client base of banks, non-bank finance providers, fintechs, technology service providers and government agencies. John is passionate about promoting the development of supply chain finance in all its forms and is a member of the ICC’s Banking Commission and actively involved in the trade digitisation workstream. John is co-author of the ICC Academy’s Advanced Supply Chain Finance online course and also of the London Institute of Banking and Finance’s Certificate in Supply Chain Finance professional qualification.