Duarte PedreiraHead of Trade Finance at Crown Agents Bank
Duarte Pedreira is an experienced trade financier who has worked in multiple areas of the trade finance industry, including banking, insurance and advisory. Currently Head of Emerging & Frontier Market FIG & Trade Finance at Crown Agents Bank, Duarte has previously worked in senior roles for the Standard Bank Group (both in Angola and South Africa), Caspian Sea Capital and AIG. Aside from his work at Crown Agents Bank, Duarte is currently also a Board Member of the ITFA, the Global Trade Finance Industry Body, where he heads up the Emerging Leaders initiative. A specialist in emerging markets in general with a focus on Africa, Duarte was also the first Chairman of the ITFA Africa Regional Committee between 2017 and 2019. Also within the ITFA remit, Duarte leads the lecturing of the Cass Business School Trade Finance module. Asides from his work in the Trade Finance Industry, Duarte is also the Chairman of a grassroots education-focused Rwandan NGO called Shelter Them.