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The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Academy has appointed an Academic Committee –Trade Finance Faculty, which will take responsibility for structuring the ICC Academy trade finance curriculum.

Consisting of industry leaders, the committee will set standards for accreditation, ensure that all courses and programmes are of the highest quality, determine the topic of each certification programme, and moderate exams in accordance with academic procedures. Crucially, the committee will take charge of appointing experts and practitioners within the trade finance industry to develop and moderate each course.

The members of the Academic Committee include Marc Auboin from the World Trade Organization, Dani Cotti from Cotti Trade and Treasury, Rodrigo Daleffe Aires from Santander, Gina Lim from International Enterprise Singapore, Alexander Malaket from the ICC Banking Commission Executive Committee, Laetitia de Montalivet from ICC Business Development, Thierry Senechal, Senior Director of the ICC Academy, Kah Chye Tan from the ICC Academy Board of Directors, Dan Taylor, who is Chief Examiner at the ICC Academy, Rudolf Putz from the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development, and Mike Quinn from JPMorgan. Each member has been appointed based on their invaluable expertise relating to the trade finance industry.

The Academic Committee is responsible for developing a curriculum that reflects their industry-leading expertise – thus ensuring that the education we deliver to professionals around the world is of the highest quality.

“The Academic Committee is responsible for developing a curriculum that reflects their industry-leading expertise – thus ensuring that the education we deliver to professionals around the world is of the highest quality,” said Thierry Senechal, Senior Director of the ICC Academy. The Academic Committee plays a key role in ensuring that ICC Academy courses are rigorous, relevant and applicable across the trade finance landscape.”

The ICC Academy has recently embarked on the development of an advanced trade finance certificate – the Global Trade Finance Certificate – aimed at middle and back office professionals who want to develop in-depth knowledge of specific trade finance topics. The certificate consists of seven core courses covering topics such as Trade Finance Working Capital, Supply Chain Finance, Managing Trade Operations, Digital Trade and Trade Finance, among others. It builds upon the Academy’s entry-level trade finance certificate – the Global Trade Certificate – aimed at helping front office professionals, such as sales representatives and relationship managers increase their fundamental knowledge of trade finance concepts.

“The Global Trade Finance Certificate is an advanced certificate for professionals seeking to take their career to the next level by gaining specialist trade finance knowledge,” said Alexander Malaket, Co-Chair of the Academic Committee. “Not only are ICC Academy certifications developed by experts, they are endorsed by the industry worldwide – making them the most respected and recognized certifications in the world.”

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