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May 2025

TS Shankar
Asia Representative at BAFT (Bankers Association for Finance and Trade)


Shankar is a consummate professional with over three decades of experience in financial services across banks. Non-banks, FinTech's and now with BAFT, (Bankers Association for Finance and Trade a 103 year old advocacy organization for Trade and Payments.

He has worked in Global and regional responsibilities including the US, Singapore, and India in various leadership roles in sales and product development. Currently based in Singapore, Shankar’s remit includes all of Asia Pacific where BAFT constituents are based.

A keen follower of developments across the banking industry with a specific focus on transaction banking, Shankar has also invested in and advices Fintechs, working with bright minds with brilliant ideas.

Agenda Sessions

  • Bridging the trade finance gap: Leveraging non-bank support