Top trade finance talent

The EBRD’s TFP team once again hosted the annual graduation ceremony for the EBRD Trade Finance e-Learning Programme in Minsk on 17 March 2017.

In total, 128 students from many of the EBRD’s countries of operations finished the course by the end of 2016, and we are proud to share with you the top 25 graduates.

The EBRD’s e-Learning Programme is supported by funding from donors such as the EBRD’s Shareholder Special Fund and the European Union. The EBRD also greatly appreciates the enthusiastic support from international commercial banks; each year our top students spend trade finance internships in Austria, France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom.

We also welcome new sponsor KBC Bank Belgium, which awarded one of our top students with an internship in Brussels. KBC Bank was our second most active confirming bank last year and has now joined the e-Learning Programme as a sponsor for the first time. Huge thanks also go to our other sponsors Commerzbank, ICC Austria, ICC HQ and Banca Popolare di Sondrio, China Systems and Coastline Solutions.

Our e-Learning Programme is growing from year to year, and 2017 follows this trend with a large number of students having enrolled.

We congratulate all our graduates.

These young trade finance professionals are a true example for peers in the sector and we are looking forward to following their successful careers.


1. Hoda Abd El Hameed Ezzat El Shimi QNB Alahli, Egypt

2. Nada Abdelhamid Kamel Awad QNB Alahli, Egypt

3. Mohanad Mostafa Ahmed Mehaya QNB Alahli, Egypt

4. Rasha Adly Mohamed Hassan QNB Alahli, Egypt

5. Mohamed Samy Ahmed Mohamed QNB Alahli, Egypt

6. Yasmine Raafat Abo Al Makarem Mohamed Eid QNB Alahli, Egypt

7. Mai Medhat Hanafy Osman QNB Alahli, Egypt

8. Kareem AbdelRahman AbdelMoneem Morsy QNB Alahli, Egypt

9. Lana Ružman Petrinec Privredna Banka Zagreb, Croatia

10. Ahmed Yehia Ismail Ahmed QNB Alahli, Egypt

11. Liana Sahakyan Araratbank, Armenia

12. Daryana Alexandrovna Ermakova Sberbank, Russia

13. Pena Poladov Central Bank of Turkmenistan, Turkmenistan

14. Kateryna Iakovleva Raiffeisen Bank Aval, Ukraine

15. Sasho Petkovski Stopanska Banka, FYR Macedonia

16. Jasmina Milovska NLB Banka Skopje, FYR Macedonia

17. Anna Stanislavovna Belova Sberbank, Russia

18. Mirjana Svilar Aleksovska NLB Banka Skopje, FYR Macedonia

19. Iana Lavrishko Raiffeisen Bank Aval, Ukraine

20. Ileana Otilia Popescu Bancpost, Romania

21. Viorel Mihail Andreescu Bancpost, Romania

22. Elena Alexandrovna Pshenichnikova Sberbank, Russia

23. Sergey Kosyan Inecobank, Armenia

24. Ramy Ibrahim Mohamed Salem QNB Alahli, Egypt

25. Dora Ioannou Hellenic Bank, Cyprus


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  • "The e-Learning Programme allows you to learn around a busy work and family life. The excellent course material and tutorials improved my knowledge of Trade Finace and helped me to solve some dilemmas that I had in my daily work."

    Nadica Bosilkiova Boskova Officer in Charge in the International Payment Operations Unit, Komercijalna Banka AD Skopje
  • "I enjoyed the Programme immensely. The modules take the student from the very basic concepts of trade finance to the depths of each topic. As a Certified Documentary Credit Specialist (CDCS), the training really complemented my existing knowledge."

    Mohamed El-Naggar Senior Supervisor in the Trade Finance Unit, National Bank of Egypt
  • "These courses have really helped my knowledge of letters of credit and UCP600. Many thanks to the EBRD for this opportunity!"

    Sviatoslav Kuzmych Deputy Head of Financial Institutions & Trade Finance Division. The State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine JSC, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • "The TFP e-Learning Programme gave me a great opportunity to develop professionally ...and make new friends!"

    Sergey Kostogryz Head of Documentary Business Department Raiffeisen Bank Aval PJSC, Kyiv, Ukraine