FCI is a truly global association that acts in the interests of its members right across the world. It also represents members’ needs on a more localised basis through its network of Regional Chapters.
These Chapters organise events and activities which have a particular focus on regional issues and opportunities.
Local and global; FCI supports its members in building their businesses.
In Asia and Latin America: FCI has a regional Chapter Director who is in charge of membership development and is the face of FCI.
Asia comprises some of the fastest growing economies on the planet; it also is home to many start up and emerging invoice finance industries. Awareness, understanding and support are key for these developing markets. The Asian Chapter is in place to help provide and co-ordinate that support.
The Asia Chapter director is Kheng Leong Lee.
Kheng Leong Lee
Latin American Chapter
Latin America has both an established and emerging set of markets; with economic growth and a real focus on import and export operations as well as domestic business, this Chapter is there to support members who want to develop new knowledge, skills and markets.
The Latin American Chapter Director is Alberto Wyderka..
In order to support regional approach, we have grouped our Members in Africa under the Africa Chapter and in Central East Europe under the CEE Chapter.
Central East European Chapter
Central and Eastern Europe, along with the former CIS countries have a rapidly developing Invoice finance industry; skills development and the sharing of best practice are real focuses in these quickly evolving marketplaces. The Eastern European Chapter is focused on supporting these particular regional needs and opportunities.
The current Chairman of the Chapter is Simon Peterman of Raiffeisen Factor Bank AG, who has extensive experience of setting up and developing invoice finance operations in many of these countries.
It is generally recognised that Africa presents some of the most exciting global opportunities for economic development and expansion. Our Industry is capable of providing support to this growth but knowledge and capability need to be developed and shared. The African Chapter is in place to help support this expansion and skills creation at a regional level.
The current Chairman of the Chapter is Ms Kanayo Awani, Managing Director- Intra African Trade Initiative of African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), which is a leading pan African banking group.
Ms Kanayo Awani