JP Morgan has strengthened its trade and logistics team for Europe, Middle East and Africa (Emea). The new recruits report to Jason Barrass, head of EMEA trade sales.

Tosin Adewuyi has joined JP Morgan global trade sales as vice-president and head, trade finance, Africa.  Adewuyi spent six years at Standard Bank London working in a variety of departments, his last role being within the trade and corporate financing division. This role included the management of a portfolio of clients across a variety of sectors ranging from government to commodity traders, with a specific focus on West Africa.

Adewuyi will be assisted by Sadiq Usman who also joins the JP Morgan African trade team.

Farrukh Zia Siddiqui has joined the global trade sales team in Dubai covering financial institutions and corporates in the Middle East and North Africa region. Most recently, Zia Siddiqui worked with First Gulf Bank managing a corporate banking sales team. He brings a wealth of experience of the Middle East and will drive forward the trade in this region, claims the bank.

Gleb Kiparisov recently joined JP Morgan from Calyon London where he worked for three years as an associate director, global structured commodity finance, covering Russia and Eastern Europe. Previously Kiparisov worked for RZB and ABN AMRO in the commodity finance departments. He is based in Moscow and is responsible for corporate and FI business origination.

Ekaterina Vasilenko joins from Ukrsibbank in Ukraine where she was responsible for dealing with the western relationship banks in the international department, specifically concentrating on trade finance and syndicated loans. She is responsible for business origination in Ukraine and select Eastern European markets.

Randy Humphreys joins the Emea trade sales corporate team from JP Morgan in the US. He is a seasoned trade professional and will be concentrating on developing the corporate business of the bank – based in London.

Duncan Greenwood has also joined the bank, having spent the previous 12 and a half years at WestLB in London. For the last eight years he was in the trade finance front office where he was responsible for primary market corporate origination, secondary market FI & corporate participations at associate director level.

Greenwood joins as vice-president within the global trade finance team with corporate sales responsibility, and is based in London.

Nazli Atilgan joins JP Morgan after nine years at Yapi ve Kredi Bankasi in Turkey. She was the regional manager responsible for the Americas, UK, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Central and Eastern Europe in the financial institutions department.

She joins as vice-president within the global trade finance team with country responsibility for Turkey. Atilgan will be assisted by Jinet Baruh who is relocating from the London office to assist with marketing efforts in Turkey.

Reporting to Conor O’Dowd, head of Emea trade distribution, is Fred Piechoczek. Piechoczek has joined the trade asset distribution team. He has more than 20 years experience of structuring and selling deals into the market, and has, during his time at American Express before joining JP Morgan, set up businesses to do this in Frankfurt, London, Singapore and Karachi, where he was the founding chief executive of a joint venture investment bank.

Reporting to Andrew Tagart, Gareth Watts has recently joined the trade product management team for EMEA based in London, as a vice-president, focusing particularly on corporate client solutions.

Watts has been with JP Morgan for over 20 years and during that time has managed a number of areas including loans operations, syndicated loans agency and trade finance operations.

Watts has most recently managed the European trade finance operations hub, presiding over a number of key regional initiatives. During that time he has also been a member of the board that formulates the IFS and IFSA-sponsored Certified Documentary Credit Specialist (CDCS) qualification examination and re-certification.