David Hennah

David Hennah

Co-Chair, World Trade Board

David Hennah leads the Trade and Supply Chain Finance Product Management team at Finastra having previously re-joined Misys (later Finastra) from SWIFT, where he spent eight years driving the industry body’s financial supply chain strategy. In 2017, David was appointed co-chair of the World Trade Board and a Director of Digital Standards for Trade.

David spent over 20 years in a variety of senior roles at Barclays, spanning all areas of the Transaction Banking business. He is credited with bringing to market the world’s first international direct debit service. Outside the UK, David has worked in France, Belgium and Germany, including a three-year secondment to the Associated Banks of Europe Corporation (ABECOR) in Brussels. He was once based literally “overseas”, managing the Barclays branch on board RMS QE2. David continues to travel widely – he has visited more than 80 countries.

David has become well known for his work in recent years to bring the ICC Bank Payment Obligation (BPO) to market as an established business practice. He was a member of the original ICC BPO Rules Drafting Group. He is also the author of the ICC Guide to the Uniform Rules for BPOs and a regular speaker at industry events as well as being a regular contributor to industry publications. More recently, the ICC invited him to chair a working group charged with drafting a new set of rules for digital trade, taking into account the latest developments in new technologies, including DLT.

David has previously run his own financial supply chain consulting business and is a distinguished Member of the Institute of Financial Services.

Outside work, David has raised funds for various good causes, walking 1000 Miles from John O’Groats to Land’s End and successfully completing three London Marathons. He is married with four daughters.

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