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BAFT announces board of directors
Suresh Subramanian of BNP Paribas to serve second term as board chair
The Asset 7 May 2024
Suresh Subramanian
Suresh Subramanian

The Bankers Association for Finance and Trade (BAFT), a financial services association for international transaction banking, has reelected Suresh Subramanian of BNP Paribas as the chair of its board of directors for 2024-2025.

Subramanian is managing director and head of transaction banking for the Americas at BNP Paribas. Based in New York, Subramanian is responsible for business strategy, product management and sales across North and South America.

“It continues to be an honour to serve as chair of the board to support the important initiatives put forth by the members of BAFT,” says Subramanian. “I am proud of the work done by the board this past year and hope to build on the momentum that has been created by my fellow officers and board members.”

Subramanian has held several roles throughout his 30-year tenure with BNP Paribas including lead positions in New York, Paris and India for transaction and corporate banking. He also serves on several boards and committees within the bank, including as a member of the leadership committee for CIB Americas, a member of the global strategic board for transaction banking and correspondent banking, board member of BNP Paribas Asset Management North America, a member of the asset and liability committee for CIB Americas, and executive champion for the bank’s Asian business networking group.

Also re-elected to serve on the BAFT board were Nick Smit, ING, as vice-chair; and Michelle Knowles, ABSA, as secretary and treasurer.

The other directors are Maram Al-Jazireh, Arab Bank; Eddy Almonte, Bank of America; Rana Beydoun, Commercial Bank of Dubai; Tod Burwell (CEO), BAFT; Dyanne Carenza, Scotiabank; Mark Doctoroff, MUFG; Derryn Faure, Investec; Brian Gordon, Commerce Bank; Patrick Havander, Visa; Rob Hostler, Citi; Maurice Iskandar, Banque Libano-Française;

Ayaz Kamlani, First Abu Dhabi Bank; John Kinyangi, Standard Bank Group; George Lee, Standard Chartered Bank; Vanessa Lin, BNY Mellon; Jean-Francois Mazure, Société Générale; Sriram Muthukrishnan, DBS Bank; Julie Patterson, National Bank of Australia; Amy Sahm, Fulton Bank; Sabry Salman, Barclays; Dean Sposito, Deutsche Bank; and Peter Zotos, JPMorgan Chase.

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