The Board

David Hennah

Senior VP and Head of Trade & SCF, Intellect Design Arena

David Hennah portrait photo

David Hennah is a Senior Vice President & Global Head of Product, Trade & Supply Chain Finance at Intellect Design Arena. David Joined Intellect in March 2019, having previously held a similar role as product head at Finastra. He is a former co-chair of the World Trade Board.

David’s previous work experience includes a variety of roles at Barclays Bank, a managing consultant role at ICL/Fujitsu Services and a senior product management position at SWIFT. He has lived and worked abroad including spells in Belgium, France and Germany and once managed the Barclays branch operation on board RMS QE2.

David has become well known in recent years for bringing the ICC Bank Payment Obligation to market. He is the author of the ICC Guide to Uniform Rules for Bank Payment Obligations (URBPO). David previously served on the ICC working group responsible for drafting the URBPO and is currently chairing the group responsible for drafting a new set of rules for digital trade finance (URDT).

David hails from Cornwall. He is married with four daughters. He enjoys walking and distance running. He has completed three London Marathons and once walked 1000 miles from John o Groats to Lands End.