The World's Essential Rule-Making Body for the Banking Industry 

The Advisory Board - comprised of 12 Board Members, all senior executives from the industry or related fields. This Board responds to increased policy, regulatory and market requests for greater transparency and standardization of trade finance products.  

The Executive Committee - comprised of 12 Officers, each supervising a specific line of service. This change at the very top of a commission was the occasion to add new members in order to align the commission's resources to new mandates and meet the aspirations of the renewed membership.  

The ICC officially unveiled the new Advisory Board and Executive Committee on 11 December 2012. Read press realease

Chair of the ICC Banking Commission

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Global Head of Trade Finance, Deutsche Bank

Daniel Schmand is Deutsche Bank’s Head of Trade Finance & Cash Management Corporates EMEA. He is located in Frankfurt and Munich. In addition to his responsibility for the EMEA region, he heads the Global Trade Finance Committee.

Advisory Board



Global Trade & Loan Products (GT&LP) Executive, J.P. Morgan

Pravin Advani is the Global Trade & Loan Products (GT&LP) Executive at J.P. Morgan. Based in Singapore, Advani is responsible for setting and executing GT&LP's global strategy across its suite of trade finance and loan products, as well as maintaining oversight of its sales, advisory and product development functions. He joined J.P. Morgan in 2010 and was appointed to his current role after a five-year stint as the Asia Pacific head for GT&LP.

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Alberto AMO MENA

Global Head of Trade Asset Solutions in Global Banking and Markets, Santander

Alberto is globally responsible for Trade Finance for Corporates and, reporting to the Global GTB Head, is leading different initiatives as the strategy to face the regulatory impact on the business.

Percy Batliwalla


Head of Global Trade and Supply Chain Finance, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Percy Batliwalla is managing director and head of Global Trade and Supply Chain Finance in Global Transaction Services (GTS) at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He is based in New York. Prior to assuming his current position, Batliwalla was based in Singapore where he held various sales leadership roles at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, most recently as the head of Global Sales for GTS with responsibility for formulating and executing an integrated sales strategy spanning all GTS products for the firm's corporate and institutional clients.

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Steven BECK

Head Trade Finance, Asian Development Bank

In the six years Steven has been with ADB he managed exponential growth of ADB's trade finance business, now at over $4 billion in annual turnover, and initiated the ICC-ADB Trade Finance Default Register, which compiled and presented statistics to the Basel Secretariat arguing in favor of appropriate capital treatment for trade transactions under impending Basel III regulations.

Alexander Goulandris


Co-founder & CEO, essDOCS

Alexander Goulandris is the co-founder & CEO of essDOCS, the leading enabler of paperless trade. Under his stewardship, essDOCS has built a reputation for delivering innovative solutions for several of the most complicated paper problems in global trade, and was the first company to build an industry-wide accepted electronic Bill of Lading (eB/L) solution.

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Global Head of Trade Services, General Manager of Corporate Banking of Bank of China Group

Mr. Cheng Jun, Global Head of Trade Services, General Manager of Corporate Banking of Bank of China Group, is responsible for the strategic planning and development of trade finance business of the largest trade bank in the world.
Eric de Jonge


Managing Director, Global Head Structured Export Finance, ING Bank

Eric de Jonge is an ING banker with over 20 years of experience in financing assets, companies and projects. Over the last 15 years he has been involved in managing various regional and global business lines.

Vinod Madhavan


Head: Transactional Products & Services – South Africa, Corporate and Investment Banking, Standard Bank

Vinod Madhavan joined Standard Bank in Jan, 2014 as Head of Transactional Products and Services (TPS), South Africa. In this role, he has P&L responsibility for the TPS business for Standard Bank's franchise in South Africa. The TPS business in Standard Bank includes the products and solutions offered to corporate and financial institution clients, across cash management, clearing, trade & supply chain finance and investor service.

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Olivier PAUL

Global Head of Trade & Banking Flow, BNP Paribas

Olivier Paul Started his career in the bank 30 years ago, taking several positions in the Corporate Banking : from the management of mid cap portfolios up to the position of head of the network branches in Paris of Banque Paribas.

Rudolf Putz

Rudolf PUTZ

Deputy Director Financial Institutions, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Rudolf Putz is Head of EBRD’s Trade Facilitation Programme and has more than 30 years of experience in financing trade with Eastern Europe & CIS countries.

Nadya Talhouni


Global Head of Cash Management & Trade and International and Subsidiaries, Arab Bank.

Nadya Talhouni is Global Head of Cash Management & Trade and International and Subsidiaries at Arab Bank and is responsible for the transaction banking business and solutions management as well as managing the cross-network business and coverage of the multinational corporate client base.

Michael Vrontamitis


Head of Trade, Product Management Transaction Banking, Standard Chartered Bank

As Head of Trade, Product Management, Transaction Banking Michael is responsible for the P&L and delivery of the Bank's Trade Finance capabilities globally in Documentary Trade, Receivables Finance, Supply Chain Finance, and working capital solutions, to all of the Bank's clients across Corporate & Institutional, Commercial and Business clients. He is also accountable for the Bank's Trade Finance distribution.

Executive Committee

  • Deputy Head : Alexander R. Malaket

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Rüdiger GEIS

Head Product Management, Trade Services & Issues, Commerzbank

Ruediger is an active member in various trade initiatives and headed the working group on the BAFT-IFSA Master Participation Agreement for Trade Transactions. He holds a Bachelor Professional of International Trade & Management (CCI) and is married with three children. Throughout his more than 20 years in banking Ruediger has played different functions in the area of international trade and business and has held various assignments within the bank in Frankfurt, Bahrain, and New York.

Andrea Hauptmann


Senior Director, Head of Guarantees Department, Raiffeisen Bank International

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.

Alexander R. Malaket

Alexander R. MALAKET

President, OPUS Advisory Services International Inc.

Alexander R. Malaket, CITP, is the President of OPUS Advisory Services International Inc., based in Canada. A recognized specialist in international trade, including trade and supply chain finance, Mr. Malaket has advised government, international institution, banking and corporate clients around the world, developed and delivered training materials and seminars, and authored numerous white papers, briefing and policy papers and research reports on a variety of topics in international business, finance and international development.

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Vincent O'BRIEN

Trade Finance Expert and currently Chair, ICC Banking Commission Market Intelligence

Vincent is a long standingmember of ICC Banking Commission and Chair of the ICC’s Education and Market Intelligence Group. He has been actively involved in trade finance for more than a quarter of a century and has delivered technical trade finance assistance in more than 70 countries.

Dan Taylor


DLTAYLOR Consulting, LLC, Former Managing Director, Global Market Infrastructures, J.P. Morgan

Dan Taylor is the principal of DLTAYLOR Consulting, LLC. He has forty years experience in the field of international banking. Prior to starting his consulting practice he was Managing Director and Global Market Infrastructures Executive for J.P. Morgan's Corporate and Investment Bank

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

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.

Technical Advisers

Suresh Advani


Managing Director, Insurecap Limited, Banking Commission

Prior to joining GML in 2005, Suresh spent twenty-four years working in investment banking, commercial banking and political and trade credit insurance with JP Morgan Chase, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, Jardine Lloyd Thompson and Exporters Insurance Company Limited. During his career, he has developed extensive experience of managing credit and country risk in emerging and frontier markets as well as developing risk syndication, transfer and enhancement techniques and capabilities to manage these risks.

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Advisory Services – Export, Trade and Project Finance, HDA Conseil

Henri 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 and chaired the Export Credit Group of the European Banking Federation from 2008 to 2013.

David Meynell


Owner of TradeLC Advisory

David is the owner of TradeLC Advisory, a recently established trade advisory consultancy. He previously worked for Deutsche Bank in a number of international locations for more than 30 years in a trade career encompassing Operations, System Development, Sales and Product Management.



Head of Product Returns and Capital Optimization, HSBC

An experienced Banking and Risk Management Professional (currently Head of Product Returns and Capital Optimization for the Global Trade Portfolio at HSBC Bank) with a deep knowledge of credit, operational and market risk.

Glenn Ransier


Global Standby and Demand Guarantee Product Manager, Wells Fargo

Global Standby and Demand Guarantee Product Manager at Wells Fargo, Glenn Ransier has worked in the field of trade finance for more than 35 years. Among other merits, he was a member of the Drafting Group which revised the Uniform Rules for Demand Guarantees (URDG) revision 758 and remains a member of the Guarantee Task Force, a delegate on the ISO (International Organization for Standardization ) 20022 team which developed industry standards for trade finance messages and he chaired the International Financial Services Association (IFSA's renamed BAFT Bankers Association for Finance and Trade) Commercial Letter of Credit Committee from 2005 to 2007.

Kim Sindberg


Founder, Sindberg Consult

Founder of Sindberg Consult and Executive Adviser at Nordea, Kim Sindberg is an internationally recognized trade finance expert - with a background from the transport industry. He is a member of several national and international trade finance forums and stands behind a number of trade finance publications and websites.

Hugo Verschoren


Senior Product Manager, Trade Finance Services, ING

From 2007 till 2009 Hugo was Head of Corporate Sales Belgium and Luxembourg for Trade Finance Services. In January 2010 he moved to Amsterdam to become Senior Product Manager Trade Finance Services for ING Group.

Banking Commission Secretariat

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Senior Policy Manager, Banking Commission

David Bischof supports the management of the ICC Banking Commission and supervises specific projects, including the establishment of the ICC Trade Finance Register project. Additionally, his current responsibility with ICC includes the implementation of the new Supply Chain Finance streamline, namely the new BPO rules.

Paulina Martinez


Project Manager, ICC Banking Commission

Paulina Martinez joined the ICC Banking Commission in 2012. She is responsible for the organization of the Commission's bi-annual meetings and provide support to new projects in the areas of supply chain finance and global regulation (including the ICC Trade Finance Register).

Doina Buruiana


Project Manager, Banking Commission

Doina Buruiana joined the ICC Banking Commission in March 2015 to support the management and administration of the Commission's various projects and activities. She will be involved mainly in the production of the Global Survey on Trade Finance and other projects related to Supply Chain Finance.

Whitney Jolivet


Assistant, ICC Banking Commission

Whitney Jolivet joined the banking commission in June 2005 and is in charge of all the administrative aspects of the commission, including the organization of the biannual meetings, query processing and communication, to mention a few.