Rolf Andersen’s career in international financial services spans almost 40 years. He served as Senior Trade Consultant, Trade Finance with the Royal Bank of Canada in Toronto. In this capacity he acted as an internal consultant to the Bank on all aspects of trade finance, structured and documented trade transactions, and advised Bank’s clients on their international trade dealings. Prior to his career at Royal Bank, Mr. Andersen served in a variety of capacities with Mercantile Bank of Canada where he was responsible for rewriting all of the Bank’s international trade finance policies and procedures.
George F. Chandler, III, is an international leader in the development of the rules for trade and transport under Electronic Commerce. He is a Partner at Hill Rivkins & Hayden, LLP, in Houston, Texas. Chandler served as Counsel, Chemical Carriers Association, Inc., 1987-1994. Member, U.S. Delegation to UNCITRAL Working Group on Electronic Commerce (1992-1996); Member, American Bar Association; Maritime Law Association of the United States – Proctor [Board of Directors, (1993-1996); Chairman, Electronic Communications and Commerce Committee, (1995-1999); Chairman, Committee on Carriage of Goods (1981-1995); Chairman, Electronic Bills of Lading Subcommittee, (1990-1991)]; Comité Maritime International – Titular Member [Member, CMI International Subcommittee on Carriage of Goods, (1995-1998); on Issues of Transport Law (2000-present); EDI Working Group (1996-present); CMI/UNICITRAL Group of Experts on Electronic Contracts of Carriage 1995]; Houston Maritime Arbitrators Assoc. – President (1998-present). Chandler is the author of ‘Maritime Electronic Commerce for the 21st Century’. 22 Tulane Mar. L.J. 463 (1998); Negotiable Transactions Using EDI, EDI Forum; The Journal of EDI. 138 (1992); Transfer of Ownership in Int’l Trade: USA. Transfer Ownership in Int’l Trade. Kluwer ICC (1999), and has written in various other publications.
Soh Chee Seng previously served as the Head of Trade Services of Overseas Union Bank in Singapore. Mr. Soh has more than 25 years of experience in trade financing and is currently a Technical Consultant to the Association of Banks in Singapore on trade finance issues. He is Singapore’s representative to the ICC Banking Commission and member of the working group on International Standard Banking Practice for Examination of LC Documents. Mr. Soh is a member of @GlobalTrade eBL Working Group and is on the Editorial Advisory Board of Documentary Credit World (DCW) and L/C Monitor (www.lcmonitor.com).
Andrey Mayorov has started his career as an Expert in the Ministry of Foreign Trade of Russia and later became the Specialist in licensing and trade relations 1988 – 1993. He then worked as an Oil and Gas Trader of Conty Trade Co., Austria’s, Group of Nordex Holding, until 1996. From 1996-2002 he served as Vice President of Onaco Impex oil trading company, based in Orenburg, Russia. Andrey moved to Canada with his family in 2003 and invested in GTC. As a Shareholder and Advisory Board member he consults the company’s management on contracts, negotiations and business development.
Robert focuses on commodity and trade finance law, structuring deals and complex cross-border financing arrangements for many of the world’s major banks, traders, exporters and other participants in the global trade market. He is frequently called upon to advise in the default and restructuring of complex, cross-border trade financings and payment instruments, and has been called upon to advise in relation to complex credit issues in some of the landmark letter-of-credit cases in the English courts over the past decade.
With over 25 years’ experience Robert has an unrivalled knowledge of trade and commodities and the financial structures which support the industry. He continues to assist clients in the leading innovative projects in international trade, advising on digital trade finance, dematerialization of transport and other key documents in the storage and ownership of goods sold internationally as well as the integration of traders, financiers and third party service providers in digital contracts. His firm has pioneered the coding of smart contracts in insurance and other parts of the trade cycle.
Robert regularly publishes and speaks on trade and trade finance issues and is editor of the legal journal Finance and Credit Law.
Prior to joining the advisory board, John W. Richardson served for 34 years in a variety of capacities in the international transportation industry. His experience includes assignments with the Port of London Authority, the RAF Air Traffic Control, The New Zealand Shipping Company and P&O Nedlloyd. He has a high degree of expertise in drafting operating agreements, charter parties, slot charterparties, bills of lading and other contracts of carriage. He is the author of the P&O Nedlloyd’s Merchants’ Guide, the Guide to Hague and Hague Visby Rules, the Guide to BOXTIME Charter party (LLP) and recently published Combined Transport Documents. He has written a number of articles promoting the concept of an electronic waybill that can be used in a trade finance transaction. Richardson wrote the Waybill Clauses that are an integral part of @GlobalTrade.
Prior to joining the advisory board Peter Sproston, BSc (Hons) ACIB MIEx (Grad), was Head of the Trade Finance Department for Marc Rich & Co Investment AG. Prior to his role with Marc Rich & Co Investment AG, Peter served as Head of the Trade Finance Department at Glencore International AG, Assistant Vice President at Bank Hofmann AG (formerly BHE), and as a Documentary Credit Specialist at UBS. Peter is a widely acknowledged expert in Trade Finance and has tremendous knowledge and understanding about trade finance payment instruments.
Vladimir Soudebov, was the first angel investors in GTC. He graduated from the Moscow Institute of Commerce in 1982 and served as the Director of the Samara trade Association until 1992. During this time Vladimir also headed the Department of Samara Agrobank in St. Petersburg. In 1996 he founded and headed the Samara trading company Eltava. In 2000, together with his family Vladimir moved to Canada. As the member of the GTC Advisory Board, Vladimir advises the Company’s management on investments and business development issues.
Ron is the CEO of T3P LIMITED’s BarrettWells Credit Resources business. As such he specializes in delivering credit risk management solutions that add value; as well as training and coaching. He returned to the UK September 2013, after working in Singapore for two and a half years. During his time in Asia, Ron was Cargill International’s Asia Credit Manager for Energy, Ocean Transportation and Metals commodity trading for a year. Thereafter he supported the developing physical commodity trading business at Standard Chartered Bank, as a Senior Advisor. Previously Ron worked for RBS Sempra Commodities and its successor J.P. Morgan Commodities in London, as an Executive Director Credit Risk, for three years. Which followed 16 years working with Chevron Corporation as the Credit Manager for the London based Global Supply & Trading teams. His early career was spent in corporate banking, covering Credit Risk and Trade Finance up to department manager level.
Ron is the author of Global Credit Management, an Executive Summary published by John Wiley & Sons. The Chinese (simplified characters) version of Global Credit Management published by T3P LIMITED is available as an eBook. Also available as an eBook is his current book Credit Risk Management – The Novel (Part One); Kindle, ePUB and pdf versions can be found via: http://www.t3plimited.com/.
Ron maintains a free access, credit management resources web site at: http://www.barrettwells.co.uk/. He has delivered numerous presentations relating to payment and performance risk management, and taught several classes in related subjects; see: barrettwells.com for details and copies.
Ron is a Certified Credit Executive (CCE), a Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA), a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), a qualified International Banker (ACIB) and a Chartered Corporate Secretary (FCIS). He participated in the NACM Graduate School for Credit and Financial Management in 1996/97, passed with distinction and was elected Lead Student.