Regional Advisory Councils

IIBLP's Regional Advisory Councils 

The Institute of International Banking Law & Practice's Regional Advisory Councils is comprised of top experts in the region in the areas of LC Banking, Corporate LC Users, and Legal Advisors. The goal of each council is to promote sound LC practice.

Banking Regional Advisory Councils:

Americas

  • Buddy BAKER - Vice President, Investment Banking Division, Goldman Sachs Bank (USA)
  • Alan BLOODGOOD - (USA)
  • John CITROLA - Wells Fargo (USA)
  • Paula GREAVES - (USA)
  • Audrey IRESON - President, Ireson Consultant Inc (Canada)
  • Nino MAKDESSI - Associate Vice President, Global Trade Finance Operations, TD Securities (Canada)
  • Vincent MAULELLA - Consultant (USA)
  • David PENNYBAKER - State Street Bank (USA)
  • Jorge Luis RIVA - Partner, Raschi Y Riva (Argentina)
  • Donald SMITH - President, Global Trade Advisory, Ltd. (USA)
  • Manuela SUAREZ Ibarra - Santander Serfin (Mexico)
  • Charnell C WILLIAMS - Senior Vice President, Citi (USA)

Europe

  • Lena ANDERSSON - SEB (Sweden)
  • Pavel ANDRLE - Secretary, ICC Czech Republic (Czech Republic)
  • Konstantin FEDEROV - (Russia)
  • Enn LEET - LHV Bank (Estonia)
  • Vincent O BRIEN - (Ireland)
  • Elisabeth OSTBYE - Senior Advisor Treasury, ABB AS (Norway)
  • Kim SINDBERG - Consultant (Denmark)
  • Jeremy SMITH - (UK)
  • Helen STROM NILSONNE - Global Product Specialist - Documentary Payments, SEB (Sweden)
  • Hugo VERSCHOREN - Gover Trade Technologies BVBA (Belgium)
  • Alexander ZELENOV - Director, Vnesheconombank (Russia)

Middle East

  • Abdulkader BAZARA - Active banker in the Middle East Region (Saudi Arabia)
  • ND GEORGE - Consultant (India)
  • Khalil MATAR - Senior Manager, Business Audit, Alinma Bank (Saudi Arabia)
  • Mohamed NAGI AL-LABOUD - Manager Financial Institutions Trade Services Banque Saudi Fransi (Saudi Arabia)
  • Ramesh S RANGAN - Head of Trade Services, National Bank of Fujairah psc (UAE)
  • Lakshmanan SANKARAN - (UAE)
  • Pradeep TANEJA - (Bahrain)

Asia

  • Jack CHAN - (Hong Kong)
  • Alan DAVIDSON - University of Queensland (Australia)
  • Xiang GAO - (China)
  • Francis HO - (Singapore)
  • JIN Saibo -  Beijing Jincheng Tongda & Neal Law Firm (China)
  • Kenneth LEUNG - Head of Trade Services, Bank of East Asia (Hong Kong)
  • Peter MUNG - (Hong Kong)
  • SOH Chee Seng - Technical Advisor, Association of Banks in Singapore (Singapore)
  • Edmund TSE - VP, Head of Bank Office Commodities and Trade Finance, Societe Generale (Hong Kong)
  • M.P. TSIM - President, International Institute of Finance (Hong Kong)
  • Jun XU - Senior Product Manager, Global Trade Services Dept., Bank of China, Juangsu Branch (China)
  • Joe YAP - DBS (Singapore)
  • YAP Yew Kong - Global Trade Finance, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Malaysia)
  • KK YEUNG - (Hong Kong)
  • Sammy YU - JP Morgan Chase (Hong Kong)