The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Banking Commission has made a series of new appointments to its advisory board, executive committee and secretariat.

The commission says that it did so in line with its aim of “strengthening its regulatory advocacy and rule-making efforts”.

One of the new members is Olivier Paul, former global head of export finance at BNP Paribas, who has joined the ICC secretariat’s department of policy and business practices as head of policy.

“The secretariat supports the management and administration of the Banking Commission’s specific projects and activities – in particular providing support for new projects and the organisation of the commission’s meetings and events,” reads a release from the ICC.

Paul tells GTR that he is also responsible for managing the relationship with regulators.

Additions have also been made to the Banking Commission’s advisory board, which leads its response to increased policy, regulatory and market requests for greater transparency and standardisation of trade finance products. “The strengthened board will continue to provide guidance on new partnerships and opportunities for industry engagement, as well as the priorities for the Banking Commission’s work programme,” it says.

The executive committee, which oversees the execution of the Banking Commission’s work programme, has gained eight new members.

The new appointments are:

Advisory board:

Yunfei Liu, assistant general manager of global trade finance at Bank of China

Adrian Rigby, chief commercial officer and global deputy head of trade and receivables finance at HSBC

Executive committee:

Jamal Bin Ghalaita, CEO at Emirates Islamic Bank

Dominic Broom, global head of trade sales at BNY Mellon

Sean Edwards, head of legal at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Mark Evans, managing director of transaction banking at ANZ

Ana Kavtaradze, head of trade finance at Bank of Georgia

Shehzad Sharjeel, global head of the trade finance programme at IFC

Dan Taylor, DLTAYLOR Consulting

Jun Xu, deputy general manager of the global trade services department at Bank of China