The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Academy has welcomed former chair of the ICC Banking Commission – Kah Chye Tan – to its Board of Directors. Mr Tan, who chaired the Banking Commission for over four years is a co-founder of the Academy and currently undertakes the role of Senior Advisor at ICC, playing a key role in the launch of the Academy.
Mr Tan will prove an invaluable addition to the Board of Directors – helping to ensure that the trade finance education provided by the ICC Academy is of the highest standard and continues to be relevant to the ever-evolving industry.
“The ICC Academy has a pivotal part to play in the development of the global business landscape,” said Mr Tan. “As the business landscape grows larger, more global, and more complex, it is imperative that business professionals are able to deal with additional counterparties, understand different cultures, and have the skills to adapt to new practices and technologies. The Academy fills this gap, and we are thrilled to be a key part in the development and growth of such a powerful initiative.”
It is imperative that business professionals are able to deal with additional counterparties, understand different cultures, and have the skills to adapt to new practices and technologies.
The ICC Academy went live in 2015 providing rigorous and relevant business education, designed by ICC’s unrivalled roster of experts, to professionals, academics, and members of the general public all over the world. The use of a digital platform to deliver courses means the Academy is able to reach a global audience and can be accessed at a time convenient to them.
The Academy’s initial offering will be in trade finance – offering over 70 online courses and two global certificates in trade finance (the “Global Trade Certificate” and “Certified Trade Finance Professional”). These initial courses have been designed drawing on the expertise and experience of the ICC Banking Commission – comprising more than 600 members across 110 countries.
Five banks – Commonwealth Bank of Australia, DBS, OCBC Bank, Banco Santander, and Standard Bank – have already announced they will be “early adopters” of the ICC Academy, enabling employees to access its trade finance programmes. What’s more, ICC and International Enterprise (IE) Singapore have partnered to launch the International Trade Associate Programme (ITAP) – which offers industry-accredited professional certification and tailored career development opportunities to four Singaporean polytechnics.
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