Trade Finance Awards Ceremony 2014


Global Finance held its Best Trade Finance Banks 2014 ceremony during the BAFT global annual meeting in London in January. Corporate and financial leaders from around the world were present to accept their awards and honor other recipients.


1 Anurag Chaudhary , managing director—global head—trade distribution, Citi; with Joseph Giarraputo , publisher, Global Finance

2 Ian Toone , managing director, head of transaction banking, banks, brokers and exchanges, Royal Bank of Canada

3 Peter Sargent , head, global loans and transaction banking, Europe, ANZ

4 Arup Roy , head of global transaction banking, SABB

5 Peter Knodt , managing director, global head of trade finance, Deutsche Bank


6 Mohammed Afrine , chief executive officer, BMCE Bank

7 Robert Blower , head of FI, trade and supply chain product management, Standard Bank

8 – (From left) Ziyad Arouk , CEO for Europe, Miram Al Jazirah , SVP, head of financial institutions, Arab Bank

9 John McQuiston , EMEA head, international trade services, Wells Fargo

10 Swaminathan Janakiraman , deputy general manager, global trade services, State Bank of India

11 Søren Andresen , head of global trade finance, Nordea

12 Dermot Canavan , EMEA trade product head, The Royal Bank of Scotland


13 – (From left) Alberto Amo Mena , global head of trade & asset mobilization, Jorge Tapia Valdes , global head of trade, export & commodity finance, Santander

14 Rita Gonzalez , managing director and head of institutional sales, Americas, HSBC

15 Sonia Rossetti , managing director, head of product west—transaction banking, Standard Chartered

16 Krishnakumar Duraiswamy , head, trade finance, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

17 Jacqueline Keefer , global head, trade finance & factoring, Credit Suisse