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(PRESS RELEASE) – The Bankers Association Finance and Trade (BAFT), an international financial services association, recently announced its Future Leaders program class of 2019, and for the first time, an employee of a regional bank has landed a place in the prestigious programme.
Kerry Jordan, manager, trade finance with CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank, was one of 32 individuals selected to participate. The program – now in its fourth year – recognizes upcoming leaders in the transaction banking industry.
BAFT is a subsidiary of the American Bankers Association (ABA).
Through a nomination process supported by their respective institutions, the class of 2019 includes individuals from 14 countries and a variety of disciplines within transaction banking. This year’s group will be divided into four project teams to address current industry issues such as the future correspondent banking, the role of humans in transaction banking, trade dynamics, and building collaboration between global transaction banking and the rest of the bank.
Jordan, who is based at the bank’s head office in Barbados, will collaborate with fellow Future leaders on a project entitled, Building Collaboration between Global Transaction Banking (GTB) and the Rest of the Bank. The project team will examine how financial institutions can better leverage their competitive positioning vis-à-vis outside threats to deliver a thorough value proposition to clients.
“It’s an honor to have been selected for BAFT’s Future Leaders program,” said Jordan. “It’s a prestigious and highly esteemed group within the transaction banking industry and I’m eager to collaborate with my program colleagues on critical industry issues.”
The class of 2019 will begin the program at the annual BAFT Europe Bank to Bank Forum in London, and will conclude in April at the BAFT Global Annual Meeting – The Americas in California. Several future leader council members will support the current class as mentors, joining BAFT board members who will again serve as project sponsors.