Alexander Malaket joins ICC Banking Commission Executive Committee
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has appointed Alexander R. Malaket, Certified International Trade Professional and president of OPUS Advisory Services International based in Canada, to its 12-member Executive Committee.
Mr Malaket will advise the ICC Banking Commission on
its Trade Register project and assist with the oversight and development of the
project and its three-year strategic plan. The Trade Register comprises data
provided by over 20 banks covering more than 15 million trade finance
transactions. It allows the industry, regulators and stakeholders to have an
accurate measure of the risks involved in both short and medium-long term trade
and export finance transactions. The data, analysis and advocacy that
flows from the ICC Trade Register project has contributed to greater visibility
and understanding of the very favourable risk profile of trade finance, and has
assisted in assuring more equitable treatment of trade finance from regulatory
authorities, including a positive refinement announced last month by the Basel
Committee on Banking Supervision.
Mr Malaket has also been a member of the SWIFT/ICC
Industry Education Group on Bank Payment Obligation for several years, and will
contribute to other Banking Commission initiatives, including the development
of a letter of credit aimed at encouraging sustainable sourcing of commodities,
and an effort to develop globally standardized product definitions in trade and
supply chain finance, in his capacity as Technical Advisor and member of the
Kah Chye Tan, Chair of the ICC Banking Commission
said: “We are delighted to have Alexander join us on the Executive Committee.
The Trade Register remains an important pillar for us. Attaining a balance
between effective advocacy, risk mitigation and the need to meet equitable
regulatory requirements will benefit the banking community, and the clients and
international community we serve.
Alexander joins a strong team in the Trade Register project team to help
ensure that these objectives continue to be met.”
Alongside his consultancy work at OPUS, Mr Malaket is
also Managing Director of Trade Finance Associates, the Singapore-based trade
and supply chain finance consultancy he co-founded. He has over 25 years
of professional experience in trade, trade finance, investment, financial
services and senior level consulting. Mr Malaket has been a long-time member
and serves on the Board of Directors of The Forum for International Trade
Training in Ottawa, the Toronto Region Board of Trade and World Trade Centre,
and is a member of the World Trade Centre Winnipeg, where he serves on the
Executive Committee of the inaugural Board of Directors.
This appointment continues a process of structural
growth in the leadership and the team of the Banking Commission and is in line
with the commission's objective to remain a recognized authority within the
ever-evolving trade finance industry. In late October 2013, the ICC Banking
Commission announced three appointments to the Banking Executive Committee to
consolidate its advisory function for newly-established industry standards.
For further information, please contact
Policy Manager, Banking Commission
+33 1 49 53 29 76