David Hennah rejoins Misys as head of trade

Source: Misys

Misys has announced the appointment of David Hennah as head of product management practice for the company's integrated trade and supply chain finance solution, Misys TI Plus and Trade Portal.

"This is an exciting time to return to Misys. Banks are rigorously working to deliver greater customer value and drive global efficiencies in their trade and supply chain finance programmes. Misys has invested in delivering both the operational backbone for banks to streamline their trade business, as well as the functionality to satisfy corporate supply chain finance demands," said Hennah. "Its solutions delivery model has been instrumental in winning major deals over the past year supporting global banks' trade finance operations, as well as major regional banks in Africa, the Middle East and APAC. I look forward to continuing to build on this momentum and further developing the thought leadership behind the market-leading Misys trade solution."

In the last twelve months the integrated Misys trade finance solution has been selected by four international tier one banks who saw value in its global processing capabilities as they look to drive more customer centric global and local trade and supply chain finance offerings to their customers. These new clients join over 170 Misys trade finance clients worldwide.

During the past eight years David has driven the financial supply chain strategy at SWIFT. He is best known for his work to bring the ICC Bank Payment Obligation (BPO) to market as an established business practice. David was a member of the ICC BPO Rules Drafting Group and is the author of the ICC Guide to the Uniform Rules for Bank Payment Obligations. He is also an Associate of the Institute of Financial Services.

Hennah returns to Misys, having worked there before his time at SWIFT. Prior to that he worked in a variety of roles at Barclays and as a managing consultant in financial services at ICL/Fujitsu Services.

"We are delighted to be able to add significant hires to our already strong team. This demonstrates our focus to deliver the most innovative solutions in trade and supply chain finance and our drive to maintain a leadership position in the space, said Wisam Mahmood, Director of Transaction Banking Product Management. "David heads up an experienced and growing team that is dedicated to advancing our trade finance solution in line with what our clients and their customers are demanding today and what they want to see in the future."

Misys has also bolstered its trade a supply chain finance team with the addition of Moez Thameur and Yannick Le Callet as Product Managers, reporting to Hennah.

Moez's focus will be to further enrich the functional capabilities of the award winning Misys Trade Finance product suite. Prior to joining Misys, he spent seven years at BNP Paribas CIB, developing its transaction banking solutions across inventory finance, Swiftnet for corporates and supply chain finance. Moez holds a MSc degree from French 'Grande Ecole' Telecom Sud Paris and from University of California.

Yannick will focus on leading Misys' strategy in supply chain finance. Yannick has more than twelve years' experience in transaction and retail banking at Citibank and as a management consultant driving business transformation and the improvement of operational results across industry sectors. His breadth of experience and business interests make him a key player as Misys continues to develop value added solutions in the trade and supply chain finance arena. Yannick is an industrial engineer and holds an MBA from INSEAD.

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