Awarding Outstanding Performance

The annual graduation ceremony for the EBRD Trade Finance e-Learning Programme was once again held in Minsk, Belarus, on 17 March 2016. It took place as part of the joint EBRD and Worldwide Expert Conferences event, “Belarus: Trade Finance 2016”.

Almost 100 bankers from Armenia, Belarus, Croatia, Egypt, Jordan, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Morocco, Russia and Ukraine, who successfully completed the e-learning module “Introduction to Trade Finance”, were recognised with prizes from our generous sponsors for their outstanding performance in the e-Learning Programme.

Alain Pilloux, VP Policy and Partnerships, EBRD, warmly welcomed the guests in Minsk, presented each award certificate on behalf of the EBRD, and thanked all the sponsors for their generous support of this important capacity building project.

The EBRD Trade Finance e-Learning Programme, which is funded by the EBRD Shareholder Special Fund, was jointly established by the EBRD, International Chamber of Commerce Paris in 2010. Since then almost 3,000 specialists in more than 187 partner banks have registered on the Programme to strengthen their skills and further their trade finance careers.

“We place immense value on imparting expertise to the next generation of banking and trade finance specialists. Equipped with the right knowledge, these students hold the key to the future success of the trade finance industry in their respective regions.” - David Bischof, ICC Banking Commission

“It is amazing to see so many graduates come to Minsk for the EBRD Trade Finance e-Learning awards ceremony. The constantly increasing number of students is the best proof of the Programme’s reach and quality.” - Zuzana Franz, BHF-BANK

“Participating in this well attended and well-run annual awards ceremony in Minsk was a joy. The energy, openness and enthusiasm shown by the students/bankers of the future is a great indicator of the quality and value placed on the EBRD’s TFP by its participants.” - Stephen Clinton, Coastline Solutions


1. Anush Harutyunyan - Araratbank, Armenia

2. Artem Gritsay - Sberbank, Ukraine

3. Gayane Mirzoyan - Ameriabank, Armenia

4. Madalina Naghiu - Banca Transilvania, Romania

5. Mohamed Ahmed Metkis - QNB ALAHLI, Egypt

6. Olena Liashchenko - Raiffeisen Bank Aval, Ukraine

7. Snjezana Cindric Lukacevic - Zagrebacka banka, Croatia

8. Sameh Zakaria Mohammed - National Bank of Kuwait, Egypt

9. Rasha El Kenany - QNB ALAHLI, Egypt

10. Maria Rozbitskaya - Asian-Pacific Bank, Russia

11. Elizaveta Slesareva - Belgazprombank, Belarus

12. Liana Avram - Banca Transilvania, Romania

13. Olena Bubnova - Raiffeisen Bank Aval, Ukraine

14. Yuliia Kruhliakovska - Raiffeisen Bank Aval, Ukraine

15. Ivana Uzelac - Zagrebacka banka, Croatia

16. Sergey Mazurov - Promsvyazbank, Russia

17. Alexandra Negrea - Banca Transilvania, Romania

18. Vera Mitinenko - Asian-Pacific Bank, Russia

19. Andrey Ropitskiy - Sberbank, Ukraine

20. Nelli Kocharyan - Converse Bank, Armenia

21. Fuad Rustamov - AccessBank, Azerbaijan

22. Natalia Yablonskikh - Asian-Pacific Bank, Russia

23. Andrea Ropar - Zagrebacka banka, Croatia

24. Amr Mohammed Abd El hamid Srrour - National Bank of Kuwait, Egypt

25. Lina Sami George Habash - Cairo Amman Bank, Jordan

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