André Casterman is chief marketing officer at INTIX, a data management fintech. André also advises various clients on trade finance innovations. In addition, he chairs the fintech committee of the International Trade and Forfaiting Association (ITFA) and focuses on helping banks automate trade finance to establish it as an investable asset class through use of data analytics and artificial intelligence.
Prior to his current role, André spent more than 20 years with SWIFT, leading various technology innovations in inter-bank payments, corporate treasury and trade finance. 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.
Aurojyoti Das has more than 14 years of experience in credit and collections management with expertise in working with European, African and Middle East customers. Auro is responsible for multiple functions, including fraud detection, cash flow optimization, fiscal management, debt and liability reduction, and risk assessment and prevention. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics with a concentration in international politics.
François Faure is one of the deputy heads within the BNP Paribas Economic Research group. He currently heads up the Country Risk Research department and, as such, he is responsible for setting internal country ratings for the bank. Previously, François spent seven years as a senior economist in a French corporate-dedicated think-tank, REXECODE, to develop econometric tools for macroeconomic and financial forecasting. His topics of interests are financial crises in emerging markets and the use of quantitative early warning signals for crisis forecasting.
Stephan Glismann-Bringmann is a Certified International Credit Professional with more than 15 years of experience in international credit risk and fraud management.
As a credit and risk management expert, Stephan is also a speaker, panelist and moderator of international events. His engagement includes, amongst others, the organization and moderation of the DACH Telco Round Table, a group of senior risk telco professionals, founded in 2001. He recently founded the CRIF initiative “TheSmartCreditManager.”
Stephan’s extensive knowledge emerges from his experiences as director of sales and marketing and head of business development at SHS VIVEON where he was responsible for credit risk and fraud management in the DACH market, the U.K. and Russia. He also held different management positions at Experian and EDIT, supporting clients from finance, e-commerce and telecoms industry. In 2016, he joined CRIF as director of credit management solutions.
Annette Hagemann, CICP | Director of Credit and Collections | Harsco Metals & Minerals | Leatherhead, England
Annette Hagemann has enjoyed a long career in credit and risk management spanning more than 35 years, during which she has worked for a myriad of different industries worldwide. Annette spent a number of years working abroad in Europe, Scandinavia and the United States. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern University, Illinois and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Annette’s interests lie in global business, treasury, country risk and new trends in international credit.
Pia Porvari joined UPM in 1995, working in various credit risk management positions until 2009 when she was appointed as the head of credit for UPM Group, the Biofore company that leads the integration of bio and forest industries into a new, sustainable and innovation-driven future.
During her 20 years at UPM, Pia has gained wide experience on leading multinational teams, trade credit, credit insurance, change management and shared service centers, and had a key role in leading the change from decentralized to globally centralized credit risk management within UPM Group. She is also a member of UPM Finance & Control Management Team and has overseen several mergers and acquisitions. Pia has a global responsibility for UPM Group's credit insurance schemes, credit risk portfolio and credit risk management strategy.
Pia currently serves on FCIB’s European Advisory Council and has recently spoken at FCIB’s conferences in Europe and the U.S.
Antje Seiffert-Murphy is a CFA® Charterholder. Based in Equinox Global’s New York office, she is responsible for Equinox’s North American trade credit insurance operations. Antje has wide experience in trade credit, political risk and surety underwriting, and has worked across numerous industries and countries. Her knowledge in both primary and reinsurance trade credit underwriting extends from her time as a reinsurance underwriter in Hannover, Germany, and primary risk underwriting capacities in New York.
Milena Torciano was appointed CEO of Mitigram in May 2017 and has helped build the fastest growing global trade finance platform with more than USD12bn facilitated transactions, risk priced in more than 100 countries and 500-plus issuing banks.
Prior to her current role, Milena was a senior director with AnaCap Financial Partners (c. €3.3bn AUM, London), an active owner of and majority investor in fast-growing, technology-driven financial service companies controlling six banking platforms across Europe. Amongst early portfolio company investments led by her is the first private-equity-backed acquisition of a U.K. bank, completed by AnaCap in 2009, regulatory approval and subsequent operational build-out of the U.K.’s first challenger bank. The bank was listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2015, having achieved 100x assets growth.
As a director of the AnaCap Credit Fund, Milena led the sourcing, acquisition and management of over €6bn bank credit claims across Europe, including taking responsibility for building the fund asset management and servicing operations. Milena was also a senior engagement manger with Oliver Wyman Financial Services advising banks on corporate finance and risk management strategy (London, Paris, New York, Amsterdam, Istanbul). Milena is fluent in Italian, English, French and Spanish.
Emma Rozand was introduced to the finance world through her employment with Société Générale. This exposure to investors, insurance companies, pension funds and brokers gave her the experience necessary for managing corporate credit risk.
Emma later worked as a credit analyst in the food industry for Ingredion and the paper industry for Sappi. She currently holds a position in the glass fiber and building materials industry as the EMEA credit manager for Owens Corning.
Emma works with large multi-nationals and enjoys working with diverse European markets. She is an active promoter of the versatility of the various credit functions and uses financial analysis to support strategic business decisions. While dealing with commodity products, she has developed expertise in risk mitigation for countries such as Russia, Brazil and India as well as in the Middle East.
In her current position, Emma also dedicates time to process improvement and compliance as she develops business partnerships, on-demand ERP system implementation, new companies’ integrations, working capital optimization, people management and growing team talents. She considers her commercial connections and networking abilities as the best complements to her technical skills for optimal risk assessment.
Vince Warrington is a leading information assurance and cyber security expert with more than 15 years experience heading-up large-scale, organization-wide IT and cyber security programs for central government departments, blue chip private companies and well-known voluntary organizations across the globe.
Vince is an influential member of the Information Assurance Advisory Council (IAAC) and the UK Cyber Security Forum. He founded Protective Intelligence in 2005 to provide an optimum IT and cyber security service to enable organizations to effectively prevent accidental data leaks, secure their IT networks successfully and deliver robust security awareness training for all staff and stakeholders. His mission is to educate businesses, charities and government departments to move away from traditional IT security models, to one where everyone within an organisation works towards the common goal of protecting information through joint responsibility and co-ordinated thinking.
Vince has recently helped to develop the internal Security Operation Centre and threat intelligence network for the Department of Work & Pensions along with its latest cyber security strategy. He has also delivered successful business change in cyber security programmes and IT security operations for organizations including GlaxoSmithKline, Diageo, Financial Conduct Authority, Euromoney Institutional Investor, Saudi Aramco, Metropolitan Police Service, Sainsbury’s, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, HM Treasury and Skillshare International, and most recently, the Financial Conduct Authority.
Vince has been instrumental in delivering successful security programs across the globe including: the USA, Holland, Belgium, Brazil, China (Hong Kong), Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia , South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland and Tanzania.
Vince has recently been appointed as a non-executive director of specialist recruitment consultancy, CyberOne, to head up a unique CISO-as-service offering that will help businesses safeguard against escalating cyber crime on a flexible basis.
Martine Zimmermann, ICCE | Regional Credit Manager EEMEA | F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG | Basel, Switzerland
Martine Zimmermann has more than 30 years of experience in international credit management and credit risk insurance. Before joining Roche, Martine held a variety of positions in credit management and countertrade at Ciba-Geigy, Switzerland.
Since 1989, she has been responsible for credit risk insurance schemes worldwide, supporting the sales and marketing organizations when new business requires start-up activities in high-risk countries, special projects in relation to debt collection and establishing a strategy for trade finance for the main exporting company.
Martine supports the fast-growing business units in each step of the sales order-to-cash cycle, beginning with the assessment of new customers to the establishment of provisions for bad debts, including risk mitigation, support in trade finance and collection, and the monitoring of accounts receivables.
Martine serves on FCIB’s European Advisory Council and has frequently moderated at summits across Europe and the U.S.
Edo Zorge | Teamleader Credit Polyolefins | Treasury & Funding Department | Borealis Polymers NV | Mechelen, Belgium
Edo Zorge has enjoyed a long career in credit and risk management for more than 25 years during which he has worked for different industries. The credit management seed was planted when he joined Dutch credit insurer NCM, now Atradius, where he held various sales positions home and abroad.
After several credit management positions in the logistics, financing and metals industries, he now leads a team of credit analysts for polymer producer Borealis in Belgium. Edo’s main focus lies on credit management innovation, credit processes and automation.