Press Release: Annual Meeting 2019: Election of the new Executive Committee

Wednesday 12 June 2019

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 12 June 2019-


FCI Holds successful 51st  Annual Meeting in Vietnam


FCI has held its 51st Annual Meeting of FCI in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, with a highly successful, intensive and in-depth programme involving some 240 participants in interactive presentations, discussions and debate on the latest developments and trends in the Global Factoring Industry.


Following the Council Meeting which took place within the event, a new Executive Committee has been elected.


The Chairman is confirmed as Mr. Patrick de Villepin, Global Head Factoring & Chairman, BNP Paribas Factor, France.


The new Committee, who were chosen by qualified FCI members comprises:

Two Vice-Chairman: Ms. Sun Jianbo (General Manager-Intl. Business Department of China Construction Bank, China) and

Ms. Daniela Bonzanini (Head of International of BANCA IFIS S.p.A, Italy)


Members of the Executive Committee: Mr. Joaquin Durany Seto (International Factoring Director of Caixabank, Spain), Mr. Christian Eymery (CEO of Deutsche Factoring Bank, Germany), Mr. Julio Nielsen (Executive Vice President-International of Nuevo Capital S.A. Chile), Mr. Panos Papatheodorou (Executive Vice-Chairman and CEO of Laiki Factors & Forfaiters S.A., Greece), Mr. Josep Selles (International Executive of EXICON Consultoria em Crédito E Cobrança Ltda, Brazil), Mr. Andrew Zbikowski (Advisor to the CEO of ING Commercial Finance Poland) and Ms. Joy Zhu (Director International of The CIT Commercial Services, USA). Cagatay Baydar (General Manager of TEB Faktoring A.S. Turkey), the past Chairman, completes the Executive Committee members.


Dr Benedict Oramah (President and Chairman of the Board of Director of The African Export-Import Bank, Egypt) is chosen as the Executive Committee representative of the Affiliate Members.


The new Executive Committee will be working with the Secretariat to deliver a strong programme of activities designed to develop a 5-year strategic plan to bring the association to the next level and confirming its reputation as the “Voice of the Industry”.


As Patrick de Villepin, newly elected Chairman of FCI states “We are at a cross roads with a lot of challenges to face and we need to be innovative and creative in order to confirm a great future for the chain and a sustainable growth for our industry. A lot of work is awaiting the newly elected executive committee