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Howard Palmer
Specialist in Trade Finance at IFF Training


Howard Palmer is a globally recognised specialist in trade finance and the emerging markets. When the emerging markets of Central and Eastern Europe opened up, Howard became the Assistant General Manager, Head of Trade and Lending at Raiffeisen Zentralbank Osterreich (RZB) in London. During his time at RZB he was the Head of the Structured Trade Finance, Shipping, Forfaiting and Syndications departments, as well as the Corporate Lending, Correspondent Banking, Letters of Credit departments.

The International Trade and Forfaiting Association, ITFA, previously known as IFA, is the worldwide trade association for companies, financial institutions and intermediaries engaged in trade and forfaiting. See