Mr. Beck has managed the exponential growth of ADB’s Trade Finance Program, and implemented its first supply chain finance business. Prior to joining ADB, he worked for the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and was an advisor to the Canadian Minister of Finance. Mr. Beck played a key role in the start-up of the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank, and was a consultant for USAID in Southern Africa and for a start-up financial institution in Armenia. Mr. Beck is on the Advisory Board of the International Chamber of Commerce Banking Commission, and a member of the WTO Working Group for Trade Finance.
Blogs by this Author
Published on Wednesday, 29 May 2019
Criminals must be prevented from using the financial system but misdirected efforts to stop crime can harm small businesses and the jobs they create
Published on Wednesday, 28 February 2018
We need to protect the financial system from terrorism and money laundering. But the people of the Pacific should not pay the heaviest price.
Published on Friday, 03 November 2017
While trade and finance are changing dramatically, trade finance is shifting more slowly. What does this mean for SMEs?
Published on Friday, 20 October 2017
Blockchain fintech needs basic infrastructure to promote transparency and financial inclusion. Here are 3 ways this can be done.
Published on Thursday, 01 December 2016
GLEIF will be a critically important contribution to help realize many of the current developments in fintech, and to spur more growth in cross-border trade.
Published on Thursday, 28 July 2016
We need to better explain and implement free trade agreements, support other fast-growing emerging markets, keep closing trade financing gaps, and embrace new technologies to bring in more players.
Published on Tuesday, 19 July 2016
Public open trading windows, smart contracts, or government-issued e-currency are just a few examples of how digitization is changing how people trade.
Published on Thursday, 21 January 2016
2015 was already tough, and we're moving into the new year with few signs that trade will pick up – but our team is enthusiastic about tackling 2016 challenges.
Published on Monday, 14 December 2015
The inclusion of an Argentine bank in ADB's Trade Finance Program is an important step toward realizing the potential for trade between Asia and Latin America.