Bridgetown, Barbados, 15, January, 2019–BAFT, an international financial services association, recently announced its Future Leaders program class of 2019 and for the first time an employee of a regional bank has landed a place in the prestigious programme.
Kerry Jordan, Manager, Trade Finance with CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank was one of 32 individuals selected to participate. The program – now in its fourth year – recognizes upcoming leaders in the transaction banking industry.
The Bankers Association Finance and Trade (BAFT) is a subsidiary of the American Bankers Association (ABA).
Through a nomination process supported by their respective institutions, the class of 2019 includes individuals from 14 countries and a variety of disciplines within transaction banking. This year’s group will be divided into four project teams to address current industry issues such as the future correspondent banking, the role of humans in transaction banking, trade dynamics, and building collaboration between global transaction banking and the rest of the bank.
Jordan, who is based at the bank’s Head Office in Barbados, will collaborate with fellow Future leaders on a project entitled, Building Collaboration between Global Transaction Banking (GTB) and the Rest of the Bank. The project team will examine how financial institutions can better leverage their competitive positioning vis-à-vis outside threats to deliver a thorough value proposition to clients.
“It’s an honor to have been selected for BAFT’s Future Leaders program, said Jordan. “It’s a prestigious and highly esteemed group within the transaction banking industry and I’m eager to collaborate with my program colleagues on critical industry issues.”
The class of 2019 will begin the program at the annual BAFT Europe Bank to Bank Forum in London, and will conclude in April at the BAFT Global Annual Meeting – The Americas in California. Several future leader council members will support the current class as mentors, joining BAFT board members who will again serve as project sponsors.
BAFT, the leading global financial services association for international transaction banking, helps bridge solutions across financial institutions, service providers and the regulatory community that promote sound financial practices enabling innovation, efficiency, and commercial growth. BAFT engages on a wide range of topics affecting transaction banking, including trade finance, payments, and compliance. The association website is www.baft.org.
About CIBC FirstCaribbean
CIBC FirstCaribbean is a relationship bank offering a full range of market leading financial services through our Corporate and Investment Banking, Retail and Business Banking and Wealth Management segments. We are located in seventeen (17) countries around the Caribbean, providing the banking services that fit our customers’ lives through approximately 3,000 employees in 68 branches and offices. We are one of the largest regionally listed financial services institutions in the English and Dutch speaking Caribbean, with over US$12 billion in assets and market capitalization of US $2 billion. We also have an office in Hong Kong. The face of banking is changing throughout the world and CIBC FirstCaribbean intends to lead these changes with the expertise, integrity and knowledge gained from banking in the Caribbean since 1836.
CIBC FirstCaribbean is a member of the CIBC Group. CIBC is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution with 11 million personal banking and business clients. Through our three major business units – Retail and Business Banking, Wealth Management and Capital Markets – CIBC offers a full range of products and services through its comprehensive electronic banking network, branches and offices across Canada with offices in the United States and around the world.
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