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Board

Lex Greensill CBE

CEO

Lex is the co-founder and CEO of Greensill.

Lex previously established the global SCF business at Morgan Stanley and led the EMEA SCF business at Citi.

Lex holds an MBA from Manchester Business School and is a Solicitor of the Supreme Courts of England and Wales, and Queensland.

Lex was recently awarded the CBE for services to the UK economy.

Maurice Thompson

Chairman of the Board, Chair of Compensation Committee

Maurice is Chairman of Greensill. He spent over 30 years working for global banks. In his last executive role, he was Citi’s UK CEO. He is a Non-Executive Director of a number of private and public companies.

Pat Allin

Non-Executive Director, Chair Audit Committee

Pat is Audit Committee Chair of Greensill.

Prior to joining Greensill, Pat was co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Textura Corporation, a business process provider for commercial construction projects. Pat led Textura from its foundation through to its public listing on the NYSE.

Pat previously held senior roles with Moore Corporation and was both an audit partner in Canada and a consulting partner in the US with Price Waterhouse (latterly PwC). Pat’s last role at PwC was COO of the Global Consulting Practice.

Pat is a Canadian CPA and has a degree in business and economics from the University of Toronto.

Julie Bishop

Senior Advisor to the Board

The Hon Julie Bishop served as Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2013 until her resignation in 2018. She was the first female to hold the role as well as the first female Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party, serving for 11 years.

As Foreign Minister, Ms Bishop was responsible for strengthening Australia’s key strategic and economic relationships with Ministerial responsibility for more than 5,000 departmental staff, 110 overseas missions as well as government agencies Australian Secret Intelligence Service and Australian Centre for International Agriculture Research.

In a political career spanning over 20 years, Julie also served as Minister for Education, Science and Training, Minister for Women’s Issues and Minister for Ageing.

Prior to entering politics, Ms Bishop was Managing Partner of the law firm Clayton Utz in Perth.

Julie is a member of the international advisory board of Greensill Capital and chair of its Asia Pacific group.

Julie is the Chancellor of Australian National University, chair of Telethon Kid’s Institute, chair of The Prince’s Trust Australia, director of The Palladium Group, member of the international advisory boards of Afiniti and the Human Vaccines Project.

She has also established a boutique advisory firm, Julie Bishop and Partners.

David Brierwood

Non-Executive Director, Chair Risk Committee

David is a Non-Executive Director of Greensill and Chair of the Risk Committee.

David was formerly Chief Operating Officer of Morgan Stanley’s securities businesses, and subsequently Chief Operating Officer of MSCI, a $7bn NYSE-listed provider of Investment Analytics. Other board positions include being a Director of Preqin, a provider of Private Asset Class data and Chairman of RIMES Technology, a provider of managed data services to the asset management community.

David holds a BSc from Imperial College, London and an MBA from Manchester Business School.

Gabriel Caillaux

Non-Executive Director

Gabriel Caillaux is Co-President, Managing Director and Head of General Atlantic’s business in EMEA. He is also a member of the firm’s Management, Investment, and Portfolio Committees. Since joining the firm in 2004, Gabriel has helped expand the firm’s investment focus across the greater European region to include Eastern Europe and the Middle East. He focuses on investments in the Financial Services and Technology sectors. Before joining General Atlantic, Gabriel worked in the telecoms, media & technology division at Merrill Lynch in London and New York.

The Rt Hon David Cameron

Senior Advisor to the Board

David Cameron served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from May 2010 to July 2016, leading first a Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government, and from May 2015 a Conservative majority government. He was elected Leader of the Conservative Party in December 2005 and held that position for over a decade.

Amongst his current roles, David serves as Chairman of Patrons at National Citizen Service (NCS); President of Alzheimer’s Research UK; and having chaired the LSE-Oxford Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development, he continues to promote international development by co-chairing the Council on State Fragility and serving on the Board of the ONE Campaign.

David also advises and works with a number of international businesses, all concentrating on innovative technology-driven sectors, including Fin-Tech, Medi-Tech and AI.

www.davidcameronoffice.org

Hayley Chan

Board Observer

Hayley Chan is an Investment Director of SB Investment Advisors and focuses on investments in the fintech sector. Prior to joining SBIA, Hayley was a growth investor in both private and public markets at Warburg Pincus, Matthews Asia and Blueport Capital. Hayley started her career in investment banking at Morgan Stanley. She received a B.S. and M.S. in mechanical engineering from UC Berkeley and MIT, respectively, and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Tom Cheung

Board Observer

Tom Cheung is an Investment Partner of SB Investment Advisors, based in the US. Tom has a long track record of investing and growing businesses in the technology and financial services industries.

Prior to joining SBIA, Tom was a board member of Kaseya, the enterprise SaaS company, a portfolio company of Insight Venture Partners, where he provided counsel to the CEO and Board on operational scaling, building the management team, and strategic transactions. Tom was a senior executive at Deutsche Bank AG, where he ran the Structured Finance business globally, after creating the Asian private equity business and managing the distressed trading business in Asia. Tom was a Principal investor at Insight Venture Partners, one of the leading software PE firms in the world, where he focused on enterprise software investments, recruiting management teams, and serving on portfolio Boards. He was also a Co-founder of Oakdale Capital, an equity long-short hedge fund. He began his career at the First Boston Corporation (a predecessor to Credit Suisse), after graduating from Harvard University.

Tracy Clarke

Non-Executive Director

Tracy is currently CEO, Europe and Americas and Global CEO, Private Banking at Standard Chartered plc, a leading international trade finance bank. She recently announced her retirement, following a distinguished 35 year career with the bank. During this time she held a broad portfolio of leadership, compliance, HR, corporate affairs, brand and marketing roles.

She is a director of City UK, and sits on the board of England Netball. Previously she was a non-executive director of BSkyB for six and a half years, prior to its acquisition by Comcast; and was a non-executive director of satellite-operator Inmarsat until its sale to private equity in December 2019.  She holds an MBA from Brunel University.

Tracy will officially join the Greensill Board of Directors in January 2021.

Bill Crothers CB

Director

Prior to working at Greensill, Bill was a senior civil servant for eight years, most recently as the UK Government’s Chief Commercial Officer managing £40bn of government spend and driving over £5bn of savings. He previously founded and chaired the UK Government’s Crown Commercial Service and was its first executive Chairman.

Bill spent 25 years in the private sector before this, with 21 of those in Accenture where he was a Senior Executive and sat on the UK Board.

He holds a degree from the University of Manchester, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW), a Chartered Fellow of British Computer Society, and a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Procurement. Bill is also a member of the CIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply) governing Board.

Peter Greensill

Non-Executive Director

Peter is a co-founder of Greensill and sits on the Board. He is based in Queensland, Australia where he owns and runs a leading agricultural business.

John Gorman

Non-Executive Director, Chairman Emeritus

John is a co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of Greensill.

He is a US-based entrepreneur involved in real estate, financial services, manufacturing and agriculture.

Roland Hartley-Urquhart

Director

Roland is the Vice Chairman of Greensill Group.

Roland holds the first patent in modern tech-driven supply chain finance, and as such is widely credited for inventing SCF.

Prior to joining Greensill, Roland led the trade finance group for Citi North America and previously led the supplier finance business for Morgan Stanley Global Capital Markets in North America, having worked for Credit Suisse, JP Morgan Chase and ConAgra.

Pramit Jhaveri

Senior Advisor to the Board

Pramit is Chairman of Greensill India. Prior to joining Greensill, Pramit was Vice Chairman – Banking, Asia Pacific Citi. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Citibank India from 2010 to 2019 and Head of India Investment Banking from 1999 through 2010. He also served on Citi’s Asia Pacific Operating Committee for several years. Pramit retired from Citibank in November 2019 after a distinguished career in banking of 32 years.

Pramit is currently a Trustee on the Sir Dorabjee Tata Trust, one of India’s oldest and most pre-eminent philanthropic institutions and the India Foundation of Arts, a grants making organisation supporting the practice, research and education in the arts. He is also a member of the Board of Pratham Education Foundation, one of India’s largest NGO’s dedicated to the provision of quality education to underprivileged children.

Patricia F. Russo

Senior Advisor to the Board

Patricia ‘Pat’ F. Russo is Senior Advisor to the Greensill Board of Directors. She is Chairman of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Inc., and serves on the Boards of General Motors, Merck, KKR and JUST Capital.  She spent ten years on the Board of Arconic, including a period as Interim Chair.

Pat was the Chairman and CEO of Lucent Technologies during the most challenging period in the telecommunications sector’s history.

Pat is a graduate of Georgetown University and the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.  She holds Honorary Doctorate degrees from Stevens Institute of Technology and Columbia College.

She is a member of the New York Economic Club, a Trustee of the Committee for Economic Development and a former member of the US Business Council.

Group Executive Management

Lex Greensill CBE

CEO

Lex is the co-founder and CEO of Greensill.

Lex previously established the global SCF business at Morgan Stanley and led the EMEA SCF business at Citi.

Lex holds an MBA from Manchester Business School and is a Solicitor of the Supreme Courts of England and Wales, and Queensland.

Lex was recently awarded the CBE for services to the UK economy.

Sean Hanafin

Group President

Sean Hanafin is Group President of Greensill.

Sean previously served as Head of Corporate Banking for UK & Europe at Standard Chartered. He was also the CEO of a high-net-worth family office, managing the IPO of its major portfolio company on the NYSE and managing investments across a range of asset classes.

Sean has 25 years of experience in banking and corporate finance, including 14 years at Citigroup, where he was a Managing Director and led the bank’s UK Energy and TMT corporate banking teams. He has served as a Senior Advisor to the UK Government’s Cabinet Office on Capital Markets and Corporate Finance, and as an Advisory Member of the UK Chancellor’s Green Investment Bank Commission.

Sean is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers and was part of the initial Greensill team.

Chris Bates

Vice Chairman

Chris is responsible for the firm’s operations and development. He also maintains a number of strategic client relationships across UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Prior to joining Greensill, Chris was principal in a consultancy advising banks, corporates and technology companies on Supply Chain Finance design, delivery and optimisation. Previously, Chris was instrumental in the early stage development of Morgan Stanley’s Supply Chain Finance offering, with responsibility for European origination and execution as well as the firm’s analytics team.

Before entering the field of Supply Chain Finance, Chris held a number of supply chain-related roles with major multinationals.

Jonathan Lane

Group General Counsel

Jonathan is a cofounder of Greensill and Group General Counsel. Jonathan advises the Board on strategic and regulatory issues, is a member of the Group Executive and Risk Committee and has grown a world-class in-house legal team of over 30 lawyers.

Jonathan previously spent over a decade in international private practice and in-house with blue-chips.

Maex Ament

Vice Chairman, Product & Technology

Maex is Greensill’s Vice Chairman of Product and Technology. Prior to joining Greensill, Maex co-founded Taulia, which along with Greensill has revolutionised the way businesses pay their suppliers. Taulia and Greensill have worked together since 2012 to redefine working capital finance and to unlock affordable access to cash for millions of suppliers.

Maex began his career leading and developing SAP’s payment engine, which enables fast, secure payments to millions of suppliers and employees globally.

He also co-founded Centrifuge, a blockchain start-up with a mission to connect the global financial supply chain, where he remains a board member and adviser.

Freddy Boom

Regional Head, Americas

As Regional Head for the Americas, Freddy is responsible for all business aspects and the Greensill franchise in North America & LATAM.

Prior to joining Greensill, Freddy held several senior positions at leading global financial institutions over a period of more than two decades. Freddy was Managing Director at J.P. Morgan, TMT Corporate & Investment Banking in New York working on several of the largest and most complex transactions for J.P. Morgan’s top tier U.S. Media & Telecommunications clients. At Citi in London Freddy was Head Europe, Middle East & Africa for Public Sector Banking and Member of the European Management for Corporate & Investment Banking. Before that he was Chief Country Officer for the Netherlands and Head of Corporate & Investment Banking for the Benelux region. He started in Project Finance at MeesPierson in Amsterdam & London. Most recently he was Industry Head North America at Standard Chartered Bank in New York.

Freddy holds a Master Degree in Business from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands and competed a post graduate Program at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Diego Caicedo

Head of Latam

Diego Caicedo is an innate entrepreneur. Ever since he was 16, he started to develop pieces of software to support the SME´s in the creation of their websites. Diego has experience in the export and mining sector. As employer, he had more than 200 employees before 2008. During this period, he realized that the financial conditions for the SMEs were very strict, reason why he decided to do something about it.

He founded Portal Finance in order to offer solutions to small businesses that needed financial liquidity and subsequently, with Andres Abumohor, founded Omni, the leader enterprise in Latin America’s labor capital. From there, he has worked to expand the scope of the company, establishing in 2020 the union between Omni and Greensill, which enables the mission of making fairer finance in the region. Now, Diego works as Head of Greensill Latam.

Divya Eapen

Co-Chief Risk Officer

Divya has considerable experience in a variety of risk focused roles in banking and fintech. Prior to joining Greensill, she was in Tungsten Network Finance’s senior management team that built and grew Tungsten’s trade finance business. Before that, Divya spent several years in Citi London, across Corporate Banking, Distressed Credit, and Risk Management. While at Citi, Divya was designated a Senior Credit Officer.

Neil Garrod

Chief Financial Officer

Neil is Greensill’s Chief Financial Officer, where he is in charge of spearheading the company’s next phase of financial development amid continuing rapid growth.

Prior to joining Greensill, Neil spent 18 years at Vodafone, 10 of them as the telecom’s Global Group Treasurer, where he was responsible for funding global operating subsidiaries and managing financial risk. He was also involved with Vodafone’s M&A activity where he established the valuation framework and policy used for acquisition.

Previously, Neil worked for a number of investment banks over a period of 13 years, including Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, and Nomura. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Studies (Hons) from CASS, as well as a postgraduate master’s in Finance from London Business School, and a graduate diploma in law. In 2019, Neil earned a Fellowship from the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

Joe Hyland

Chief Marketing Officer

Joe is Greensill’s Chief Marketing Officer, where he is responsible for the company’s global marketing, communication and brand strategy. Throughout his career, Joe has helped to create and market innovative products in the enterprise and small business markets. Previously he was the CMO of ON24, a leading digital experience company for marketers, which more than doubled its number of customers under Joe. He also led supply chain financier Taulia to build its global supply chain finance network, revamping its brand and media efforts championing SMEs in their struggles for fair payment.

Joe has been awarded many marking accolades and in 2018 was named to the DMNews “40 Under 40” Marketing Innovators list. Joe holds a Bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College.

Bahea Izmeqna

Chief Operations Officer

As Chief Operations Officer at Greensill, Bahea is responsible for technology and operations globally.

Her experience and leadership have focused on developing and delivering technology-driven business services and solutions, providing outstanding client service, and driving profitable revenue growth. Prior to her current role, Bahea was Group Chief Operations Officer of Network International, where she was responsible for establishing a customer-centric work culture that delivers world-class experiences to the Group’s customer banks and merchants across the MEA region. She has more than ten years of extensive experience in managing large and complex transformation projects for various issuing and acquiring organisations. Previously, Bahea was Network International’s Chief Information Officer for the Middle East, where she was heavily involved in the conversion of major customers to the new payments processing platform prior to assuming her current post.

Bahea holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Software Engineering from Petra University.

Adrian Katz

President, Finacity

Adrian Katz has been involved in the asset-backed securitization industry for more than 30 years, working in both the investment banking and specialty financing industry. As an investment banker, Mr. Katz was a Managing Director at Smith Barney responsible for all issuance of new asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities. Prior to Smith Barney, Mr. Katz worked for Prudential Securities where he was a Managing Director and Co-Head of the Mortgage and Asset Capital Division. Mr. Katz was the Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Vice Chairman of AutoBond Acceptance Corporation, where his duties included building a centralized servicing and underwriting platform, developing supporting technology infrastructure and organizing a national marketing effort.

Mr. Katz has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Trade & Forfaiting in the Americas. Mr. Katz graduated from Princeton University with a BSE in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Andrew Kuyk

Co-Chief Risk Officer

Over more than 25 years, Andrew has held a variety of Credit and Risk positions in Banks and other financial institutions. He has worked both in London and New York for institutions ranging from Ambac Assurance, CIT Bank, Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi and NIBC Bank. His most recent position was as the CRO of the UK subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank. Andrew’s experience spans trade finance, corporate finance, project finance, leveraged finance, whole business securitisation, utility finance, commercial real estate finance.​ Andrew has previously been an approved person by the UK Regulators (PRA and FCA) and has held the following designations for UK Banks: SMF4 (CRO), CF1 (Director) and CF10 (Compliance Oversight).​

Abhijit Prasad

Chief Product Officer

Abhijit is responsible for all product-related activities at Greensill, including product vision, design, development, management and marketing, to ensure sustainable value to our clients.

Prior to Greensill, Abhijit was at HSBC London for 5 years as Global Head of Product Management for Open Account Trade Finance (which included Supply Chain Finance, Receivables Finance, Loans & Asset Backed Lending). He also previously was at Citibank London for 8 years where he ran the Supply Chain Finance business for Europe Middle East Africa among other roles. In addition, Abhijit had a prior career in Electronic Design Automation & Software Development, and technology continues to remain his passion.

Abhijit holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, India, a Masters in Computer Engineering from Texas A&M University, USA, and an MBA from INSEAD, France/Singapore.

Bart Ras

Chief Incubation Officer

Bart is Chief Incubation Officer at Greensill and has over 20 years of experience in Treasury, Corporate Finance, Purchasing, Supply Chain, Structured Trade Finance and Working Capital Solutions.

Bart held various positions at Phillips including Global Head of Treasury Risk consultancy and CFO of Philips Supply Chain and Purchasing before joining Citi as EMEA Head of Supply Chain Finance. Most recently, Bart was Global Head of Business Development for HSBC Global Trade and Receivable Finance, before joining Greensill.

Wasif Raza

Head of Distribution

Wasif is our Global Distribution head responsible for syndication and distribution of all assets originated by Greensill.

Wasif has 22 years of finance and banking in various leadership roles in corporate banking, FIG coverage and trade finance.

Prior to joining Greensill in 2016, Wasif was the EMEA Head of Trade Asset Distribution for Citi. Wasif has extensive experience in structuring, documentation and distribution of trade finance assets in general and Supply Chain Finance/AR deals in particular.

Wasif holds a Masters in Business Administration degree with majors in Finance.

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