Markus Wohlgeschaffen

Head of Global Trade Finance & Services, UniCredit Group


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Markus Wohlgeschaffen is Managing Director and Head of Global Trade Finance & Services in Global Transaction Banking at UniCredit.

He is responsible for the commercial Trade Finance & Services and Supply Chain Finance business of UniCredit. His area of responsibility comprises the management, innovation, development and implementation of all (traditional) Commercial Trade Finance and -Service products (Letters of Credit, Letters of Guarantee, Documentary Collections, Forfaiting) offered by UniCredit worldwide. The product portfolio includes the most modern e-banking systems for the efficient administration of traditional Commercial Trade Finance products as well as the newest generation of Supply Chain Finance platforms, which currently constitutes the major focus area of growth.

In addition, he leads the team that structures and implements Trade- and Supply Chain Finance transactions/programs.

Finally, he bears responsibility for the facilitation and structuring of trade-related liquidity- and trade service products for FinanciaI Institutions- and Corporate Customers. This activity is completed by the active management of commercial trade assets and of existing credit lines via trade risk selection and transfer via secondary market placements and recourse to other risk takers (e.g. Private Risk Insurers, Multilateral Development Banks, etc.).

He is the Vice-Chairman of the Global Trade Industry Council (GTIC) of the Bankes Association for Finance and Trade (BAFT) as well as member of the Board of Trustees of the Fraunhofer-Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML.

Markus Wohlgeschaffen is holding a diploma in business administration and has been working in the Trade Finance sector for more than 28 years and was previously in charge of HypoVereinsbank’s Trade & Payment Products as well as the Trade Finance activities (commercial as well as mid-long-term Trade Finance products) in Japan and Italy of said bank and its predecessor banks. Markus WOHLGESCHAFFEN Managing Director Global Head of Trade Finance & Services Global Transaction Banking Corporate & Investmen.


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