Innovative trade finance market network Tradeteq today announces the appointment of Aarti Patel as Head of European Sales.
Ms Patel will be involved in broadening Tradeteq’s penetration with both the bank (originator) and institutional (investor) markets – helping to roll out the Tradeteq concept of making trade finance assets attractive to new investors through, among other innovations, machine-learning AI credit scoring.
With 10 years’ experience in the financial services industry, Ms Patel brings a wealth of experience to her new role. Formerly Assistant Vice President of Global Trade Debt and Distribution at Bank ABC, she is heavily involved in the International Trade and Forfaiting Association (ITFA) as a member of the Young Professional’s Committee. Ms Patel works with the organisation to promote workshops, networking and events among newcomers to the industry.
Christoph Gugelmann, founder and CEO of Tradeteq, says: “As Tradeteq continues to expand rapidly, it is vital that our sales team consists of exceptional talent able to convey Tradeteq’s unique offering. We are thrilled to welcome Aarti on board at such an exciting time, and value her contribution to our future growth.”
Ms Patel adds: “I am extremely excited to be working for Tradeteq, a dynamic, pioneering and innovative fintech company. Regardless of the area you work in, trade finance is changing. 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.”
Ms Patel adds: “Whether you are working in banking, insurance, fintech, regtech, NBFI, publications or for a corporate, this space is evolving. Innovators are emerging due to tighter regulations, stringent compliance requirements, rigid credit models, cyber-attacks, archaic processes and legacy systems that no longer allow companies to remain competitive, agile and efficient in the modern world of business.”