Communication

The Communication Committee was set up to provide and maintain a website giving general information on forfaiting and the forfaiting market to non members. This committee also provides members with reports on the activity of the different committees and offers members a forum for sharing ideas, information, opinions and concerns.

It helps the regional committees, should need be, in maintaining communication with the press, and collecting and selecting information to be released to the media. It ensures consistent information is made available to members whether it be from the committees or from the ITFA board.

In 2014 the ITFA identified that it needed to expand its range of communications to facilitate two-way information flows one of which is to include a “WordPress” function to the website allowing members the possibility of sharing news, articles and other relevant information. The website will also include major social media platforms where the “Young Trade Finance Professionals Network” will manage this module of the website.

Chairs

Lorna Pillow of London Forfaiting Company Ltd

Deputy Chairperson and Head of Communication and Membership

Board

Silja Calac of Swiss RE International SE

Member

Sean Edwards of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Ltd

Member

Philipp Moulas of UniCredit Bank AG

Member



The ITFA’s Young Trade Finance Professionals Network

It is with great pleasure that ITFA introduces its newly-founded initiative: Let’s build the Future! – Young Professionals in Trade Finance & Forfaiting. It’s no secret that the development of young potential is key to the continued growth and on-going success of global trade in today’s world, and in the ever-evolving and growing trade finance markets, and ITFA is ready to play a leading role here. As the name suggests, our aim is to help support young trade finance practitioners’ professional growth by developing a strong network that fosters education, knowledge exchange, transfer of ideas and skills, and a lot more. We want to therefore invite all colleagues under the age of 35 that are working in trade finance and forfaiting to joins us and become part of ITFA’s investment into the future. Please do reach out to us to get involved, and take part in the many initiatives we are looking forward to launching in the coming months.

Johanna Wissing of Barclays Bank plc.

Member

Philipp Moulas of UniCredit Bank AG

Member