ITFA Young Professional, Nigel Attah-Mensah emerged as the winner of the 2019 ITFA Young Trade Financier of the Year Award at the 46th Annual International Trade and Forfaiting Conference on September 5, 2019, in Budapest.
The International Trade and Forfaiting Association, ITFA, previously known as IFA, is the worldwide trade association for companies, financial institutions and intermediaries engaged in trade and forfaiting.
Nigel won the award with his teammates; Charlotte Prior (Gulf International Bank) and Alero Arubi (Crown Agents Bank).
The ITFA Young Trade Financier Award is aimed at giving young professionals in the trade finance industry a voice and recognising their contribution to the market.
The award is an initiative to allow Young Professionals to showcase their ideas and their work for the benefit of the industry through the submission of projects related to Trade Finance.
The Award-winning project
Nigel and his teammates worked on the project: ‘A Guide To Trade Finance’.
This trio of ITFA Young Professionals narrowed in on the trade dilemma, looking at issues between buyers and sellers when it comes to sending and receiving payment, risks and trust. The team looked at some of the key risks around transport, currency, government and financial risk.
The team has produced a series of new content on the ITFA website, based on making trade and understandable and investable asset class, potentially seeking to fill the void of the $1.5 trillion trade finance deficit.
About Nigel Attah-Mensah
Nigel Attah-Mensah works at the Crown Agents Bank in the UK as a Regional Banker and Relationship Manager for FIs and Central Banks operating throughout 13 countries in East & Southern Africa, in addition to International Developmental Organisations/NGOs based in OECD markets.
He is also an experienced Photographer and co-founder of Ghana-based tech startup Satellite Labs & London-based multimedia company The Crec.
Nigel is skilled in Relationship Management, Correspondent Banking (Global Payments), FX/Money Markets and Trade Finance. He acquired a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Nottingham in 2017.
Congratulations to Nigel and his team!
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