Michael Marnell has joined Scipion Capital’s commodity trade finance team as senior originator and structurer.

Marnell has over 30 years of experience in international banking within trade and commodity finance, focusing on the Emea region both in London and the DRC.

He spent the last year as an independent consultant, and before that was senior vice-president and head of structured commodity trade finance at Fimbank. He has also held positions at Mizuho Corporate Bank, KBC Bank, Standard Bank and ANZ.

Scipion specialises in providing short-term self-liquidating trade and commodity finance, primarily to small and medium-sized companies involved in the delivery, processing, production and trading of non-perishable commodities (agri, metals and energy sectors) either for import in to, or export from, Africa.