Johanna Wissing has joined Lloyds Bank as a director of global trade sales in its global transaction banking (GTB) business.

She moves to the bank from trade finance marketplace LiquidX, where she had been since November last year as director, responsible for institutional sales in Europe.

She previously worked for Barclays, where she started her banking career in 2010 as a graduate analyst within GTB. Most recently, she was a director, global corporates trade finance at the bank, a role she took up in 2016.

In her new role at Lloyds, her focus initially will be on financial institution (FI) and non-bank FI origination. She will also leverage on her experience in the fintech world to drive the bank’s offering, by working with third-party platforms as well as upgrading Lloyds’ own internal systems. Her remit, she tells GTR, will “evolve further over time”.

Speaking of her time with LiquidX, she says that she has “gained some very valuable insights that can be very useful within the context of a traditional commercial bank”.

“I will of course continue staying close to the technology space and the digitisation of the trade space, as I am very passionate about this,” she adds.

Wissing remains based in London. She reports to Gwynne Master, who recently became Lloyds’ global head of trade.