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Matt Wreford

Chief Executive Officer

Matt Wreford joined Demica in 2014. Previously he was CEO of the $1bn AUM financial services group, IPGL, and CEO of investment banking boutique, Exotix Partners. He is a qualified chartered accountant.

Maurice Benisty

Chief Commercial Officer

Maurice joined Demica in October 2017 from Wells Fargo where he was CEO, Commercial Distribution Finance, responsible for a $3.0bn of receivables assets and over 400 people. Maurice joined Wells from GE Capital where he held a number of senior positions including Chief Commercial Officer of GE Capital International. Prior to GE, Maurice worked as a senior investment banker at Lehman Brothers, Bankers Trust and Paribas.

Francois Terrade

Managing Director - Working Capital Solutions

Francois Terrade joined Demica in November 2015. With more than 20 years of experience with Société Générale CIB and GE Capital in cross-border receivables financing, Francois helps corporates and private equity funds across Europe secure working capital solutions in France and in Europe by way of securitisation, factoring or asset-based financing in order to meet their strategic objectives.

Kishore Patel

Chief Technology Officer

Kishore Patel joined Demica in 2001. An experienced system architect and application developer, Kishore is responsible for the design, development, security and maintenance of all components of the platform.

Dipali Sahni

General Counsel & Head of Compliance

Dipali Sahni joined Demica in July 2017. She is a dual-qualified structured finance lawyer with over 15 years’ post-qualification experience both in London and New York. Previously, Dipali was General Counsel and CCO at a buy-side firm, worked in-house on Morgan Stanley’s securitised products desk and trained and qualified at the law firm Sidley Austin.

Martine Skinner

Head of Human Resources

Martine Skinner joined Demica in December 2016. She is a senior Human Resources consultant with over 15 years’ experience managing HR teams in financially regulated companies including City Index.

Anthony Hernandez

Chief Operating Officer

Anthony Hernandez joined Demica in June 2018, having worked at GE Capital for nearly 20 years. Anthony has significant experience in the global operations management of working capital solutions and the execution of high-volume transactions in the UK, USA and the Netherlands. Anthony has lead operations and business development teams in financial institutions to drive corporate transitions and transformational initiatives forward.

Andrew Ryan

Chief Financial Officer

Andrew joined Demica in September 2018 from Lloyds Banking Group where he was a member of the Strategic Leadership Group and Managing Director leading businesses across Financial Institutions, Capital Markets and Financial Markets for eight years. Prior to Lloyds, Andrew held senior roles at a number of banking and investing firms including Morgan Stanley and AIG. He is a qualified chartered accountant.

Enrique Jimenez

Head of Supply Chain Finance

Enrique Jimenez joined Demica in June 2016. He previously worked at Banco Santander as Head of Supply Chain Finance & Trade products in Continental Europe. Enrique has 20 years’ experience in corporate banking with a mix of Equity Research and Working Capital Solutions roles. He covered the full spectrum from Product Specialist to Origination and hence managed the team who originated, structured, implemented and monitored operations.

Avarina Miller

Director - Working Capital Solutions

Avarina Miller re-joined Demica in October 2017 from PrimeRevenue. Avarina brings more than twenty years of experience in working capital solutions and banking services having previously worked for J. P. Morgan and Bankers Trust.
 

Angel G. Blanco

Senior Director - Working Capital Solutions

Angel G. Blanco joined Demica in April 2016. He previously worked at Banco Santander as Head of Receivables Products, Angel has over 10 years’ experience in Corporate Banking performing different roles in Structured Trade Finance and Working Capital Solutions. He was globally responsible for origination, structuring and execution of transactions, helping corporates to optimise their working capital and meeting their strategic financing needs.

Andrew Holmes

Head of Origination, Americas

Andrew Holmes joined Demica from Barclays, where he led the Trade and Working Capital team in the Americas. He was with Barclays for nine years, with most of that time spent in the Trade Finance business.

Diego A. Palacios

Head of Business Development

Diego A. Palacios joined Demica in October 2016. Previously worked at ING Bank both in Amsterdam and London. Diego has over 6 years of investment banking experience in both Financial Institutions Advisory and Corporate Finance mainly focusing on Mergers & Acquisitions.

Johannes Wehrmann

Director - Working Capital Solutions

Johannes Wehrmann joined Demica in July 2018 having previously worked at GE Capital and Targo Commercial Finance. Johannes brings over a decade of origination experience in structured finance transactions across Germany and Western Europe. He was Head of Structured Finance at GE Capital Germany and responsible for sponsor coverage and international factoring efforts.

Mansour Davarian

Head of Platform Sales

Mansour Davarian joined Demica in May 2016 having previously worked at HSBC and Hitachi Capital. Mansour brings over 10 years of origination and structuring experience in credit, lending and structured finance, executing and managing transactions for global large corporates across a number of jurisdictions.

Niklas Sandberg

Working Capital Solutions

Niklas joined Demica in January 2019 with the primary responsibility for developing business opportunities in the Nordic region with corporates, banks, owners and intermediaries. He also supports origination efforts in other markets focusing both on SCF and Receivables products working closely with Demica’s product and technology experts. Niklas brings more than 20 years of international business experience much of which is in financial services with Merrill Lynch, Citigroup and Allianz. He has also been an independent consultant developing business opportunities both with small-, medium-sized and large enterprises in Europe as well as in North America.

Peter Bousquet

Director - Working Capital Solutions

Peter Bousquet joined Demica in March 2018 having worked at J.P. Morgan, Lloyds Bank and GE Capital. Peter has 10+ years of experience in originating and executing structured finance transactions and developing partnerships with corporate and financial clients.

Tom Huntingford

Senior Director - Structuring

Tom joined Demica in January 2019 from Liberty Global where he was a Structured Finance Director, responsible for all trade receivables financing and asset-based programmes, including the first European handset receivables securitisation. Tom joined Liberty Global from Anglia Investment Services where he led several mid-market corporate finance transactions.

Stefano Cavalleri

Senior Credit Analyst

Stefano joined Demica in August 2019 from Bank of America – Merrill Lynch, GE Capital and recently Commerzbank where he was a Director in the Loan Management team and brings over 15 years of corporate credit analysis and debt structuring experience.

Mounia Bouriss

Director - Structuring

Mounia (Mia) joined Demica in 2016, has over 15 years experience working on securitisation and structured finance in the UK, Europe and the US, close to investors as a structurer and trader.

Markus Musielak

Senior Director - Structuring

Markus Musielak joined Demica in May 2016 and has over 15 years of experience working on securitisation and structured finance transactions across multiple asset classes in the UK, Europe and the emerging markets. Among other roles, Markus has previously worked as an Executive Director in WestLB’s Corporate and Structured Finance team and as an Associate in Sidley Austin’s Global Structured Finance team.

Jason Meyer

Director - Structuring

Prior to joining Demica in 2019, Jason worked for 25 years in leading financial institutions, Deutsche Bank, Rothschild and more latterly Mizuho. His career has covered advisory and funding, secured and unsecured financing, structured and unstructured transactions. Jason has particular expertise in working capital solutions having structured numerous trade receivables transactions in both the bank / ABCP and bond markets, as well as the award-winning Trafigura Commodities Funding.

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