William, a seasoned banker and banking veteran with 36 years of work experience in both Corporate & Financial Institutions banking sector, who had become an entrepreneur in trade finance consulting business since his retirement from COMMERZBANK AG 10 years ago. With extensive knowledge of trade finance products as well as expertise in operations & marketing, his reputation prevails in handling complex structured trade finance and mitigate trade disputes.
As one of the few top elites recruited by multinational banks in 1985, William worked with several reputable international banks in his early career, including OCBC, Credit Suisse, ABN AMRO and COMMERZBANK AG. He introduced forfaiting and purchase of silent confirmed L/C without recourse to the Chinese market when working in Credit Suisse Shanghai Branch in 1996.
After that, William joined COMMERZBANK AG, Shanghai Branch, where he developed derivative products that became popular in the market, such as forfaiting against transferrable L/C to off-shore company. William experienced several job positions at the bank, including Head of Marketing, Senior Sales Specialist and Senior Relationship Manager, and had worked as Head of International Department until he retired to establish his own business – Orient Trade Finance Consultants Ltd.
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OTFC formed by four major pillars at current stage which include Domestic Business Development Team, Overseas Business Development Team , Structured Finance Team and Risk control & Compliance Team. The company focused on developing trade finance products including but not limited to forfaiting (both global and domestic Letters of Credit (LCs) denominated in major currencies), Reissuance of non-financing Letters of Guarantee (LGs), Financing Letters of Guarantee/Standby Letters of Credit (SBLCs), refinancing (both Import & Export) between banks. With qualified professional, OTFC started factoring consulting service in 2018 and continue to tailor-made trade finance solutions to clients.