Trade finance distribution platform Tradeteq has hired Aarti Patel as its Europe head of sales, based in London.

Patel joins from Bank ABC, where she had been for the last seven years, since the start of her banking career. Her most recent position at the bank was assistant vice-president of global trade debt and distribution.

At Tradeteq, she will be involved in broadening the platform’s penetration with both the bank (originator) and institutional (investor) markets.

“Regardless of the area you work in, trade finance is changing,” says Patel. “Innovators are emerging that can transform trade finance into the asset class it deserves to be. Tradeteq is making trade finance investible, and I am very much looking forward to being part of such an innovative and exciting team.”

Tradeteq is a cloud-based platform that matches trade finance originators with institutional investors. Founded by former bankers Christoph Gugelmann and Nils Behling, it went live in March this year.