Steven Beck

Head of ADB’s Trade and Supply Chain Finance Program, Private Sector Operations Department, ADB

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. 

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Indian driver waits for his truck carrying cotton bales to be offloaded at the Wagah Cargo Terminal in Pakistan.

New Thinking Needed to Boost Trade

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.

Steven Beck