Fimbank has appointed Thomas Degen as the latest member of its senior management team.

Degen, a Swiss national, joins Fimbank from Trammo Group, where he was head of trade finance and project management since 2009. He was also a member of the company’s investment committee on behalf of the fertiliser and commodity division.

Previous to his role at Trammo, Degen spent four years as director sales of Pacific Asset Funding, a subsidiary of Pacific Life Corporation. His appointment at Pacific Life followed a three-year stint as trade support manager and later trader in charge of Central America and the Caribbean with Transammonia.

“We are delighted to welcome Thomas to our team. He is an accomplished business development executive and investment project manager and has extensive experience in implementing, structuring and executing complex international trade finance transactions. I am confident that he will make an effective contribution towards developing our business in general, with a particular focus on Switzerland and neighbouring countries,” says Margrith Lütschg Emmenegger, the bank’s president.