Tod Burwell has been named president and CEO of Baft-IFSA after almost two years as senior vice-president for trade products.

In his previous role, Burwell helped establish the association’s global trade industry council, as well as engaging regulators and policy-makers to ensure that trade finance would be treated appropriately under Basel III.

Before joining Baft-IFSA in January 2011, Burwell served in various senior roles at JP Morgan, including global head of trade operations. He started his career as a director of product development at Deutsche Bank.

“Baft-IFSA’s board and members have recognised Tod’s substantial contributions and leadership since joining the association, particularly during transition over the past months. [His] extensive background in trade finance, paired with his experience at the association, makes him well-positioned to continue Baft-IFSA’s advocacy, leadership and expertise in transaction banking,” says Jeremy Wilson, chairman of Baft-IFSA and vice-chairman of Barclays Corporate.