Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAml) has appointed Yafen Field to lead its trade and supply chain finance (SCF) business in the US Pacific northwest.

Based in Seattle, Field’s responsibilities will include providing trade payable, receivables, risk mitigation and SCF solutions to the bank’s clients throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho. She will work directly with corporate clients to maximise the efficiency and control over financial supply chains whilst aiming to reduce the costs of trade.

With over 25 years of industry experience, Field joins from HSBC, where she held the role of senior regional trade sales manager, responsible for increasing clients’ trade revenue and developing sales plans. She worked in tandem with the bank’s overseas partners to better enable the flow of trade payments.

With over 25 years of industry experience, Field joins from HSBC.

Having started her career at BofAml as a senior trade sales and commercial lending officer, Field has also worked at Wells Fargo, where she was responsible for delivering trade and supply chain solutions to a diverse client group.

Commenting on the appointment, head of middle-market and small business sales for global trade and SCF at BofAml, Rob Stigall, says: “Yafen’s extensive knowledge in market development, trade payment risk mitigation, working capital improvement solutions and client relationship management will ensure our middle-market and small business customers continue to receive the solutions they need to compete in the global economy.”