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Duarte Pedreira
Head of Trade Finance at Crown Agents Bank


Duarte Pedreira is an experienced trade financier, with ample exposure to trade, commodity and working capital finance in a multitude of different jurisdictions, with an emphasis in emerging markets. He is currently the head of trade finance for the UK-based Crown Agents Bank, specialising in providing trade finance services within a correspondent banking environment to financial institutions located mostly in Sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia.

His previous experience includes senior trade finance roles with the Standard Bank Group, where he was Head of Trade Finance Sales at the bank’s head office in South Africa, and Head of Transactional Banking at Standard Bank’s Angolan operation. Subsequently, and prior to joining Crown Agents Bank as Head of Trade Finance, he was also Head of Structured Finance Advisory for Caspian Sea Capital and a Credit Insurance Underwriting Manager for AIG. In 2017 Duarte was elected to serve in the Board of ITFA, the Global Trade Finance Industry Body, where he heads the Young Professionals initiative and chairs the Association’s Africa Regional Committee.

Duarte has a MSc in International Securities, Investment and Banking from the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA) Centre, part of Henley Business School.

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  • Banking Perspective


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