Michael Vrontamitis

Michael Vrontamitis

Trade Finance and Banking Leader and Deputy Chair of the World Trade Board

Michael Vrontamitis is a founding partner of T3i Partner Network LLP, a global collective of industry-leading specialists in trade, treasury and technology with a focus on digital innovation.

He also advises several start-ups, including Kountable Inc and Silver Birch Finance, and is the deputy chair of the World Trade Board. A renowned industry thought leader, Michael is particularly passionate about the intersection between sustainability, technology and finance and the impact digitalisation can have in narrowing the trade finance gap and enabling sustainable supply chains.

In his last role, Michael was the lead industry principal for Finastra’s Lending Business Unit, which covered cash management, trade and working capital management, retail and corporate lending at Finastra.

Michael previously spent 25 years with Standard Chartered, spanning both wholesale and retail clients, as well as investor relations, working in Hong Kong, London, and Singapore in a number of leadership positions. His transaction banking roles included the head of product management for cash management, trade and securities services for Asia; the global head of trade finance product; and regional head responsible for the bank’s trade finance business with European and American-headquartered companies, where he led sales, product, distribution, service and implementation in Europe and the Americas.

Michael has been a member of the BAFT Board of Directors and BAFT’s Global Trade Industry Council. He was also part of the ICC Banking Commission Advisory Board, where he co-chaired the ICC Working Group on the digitalisation of trade finance and chaired the SWIFT Offshore CNY Best Practice Working Group on Cash & Trade.

Michael was recognised by The Asset as "The Renminbi Banker of the Year in 2014". He has a degree and Master’s in Economics from the University of Warwick.