Archana Singh joined UK Export Finance in February 2014, as a member of UKEF’s 24 strong team of regionally based export finance advisers – her aim is to help UK exporters. By acting as a local point of contact, she is able to introduce exporters and businesses with export potential to finance providers, credit insurers, trade support bodies and sources of government support. Formerly Archana was a trade and transaction banking specialist with an Indian bank in the UK and has worked closely with UK exporters looking to enter and trade into India. Today, Archana uses her product knowledge on trade finance, methods of payments, banking instruments and credit insurance to guide UK exporters in the right direction when it comes to international trade.
Julian is Export Finance Adviser – London East and City at UK Export Finance, the UK’s export credit agency. Julian has 30 years’ experience in the international banking sector, including with Standard Chartered and HSBC. His work has mainly focused on the emerging markets of the Middle East and North Africa, covering all major sectors including energy, oil and gas, petrochemicals, industrials and infrastructure. He has worked extensively in Sub-Saharan Africa markets such as Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Angola, and in the Middle East markets including the Gulf nations, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey and Tunisia. He has been involved with all aspects of international trade, project, asset and export financing, arranging and advising on debt financing. In his new role at UK Export Finance (UKEF) he will support the UK’s South East Team in the London East and City area. Julian will work with banks, traders, brokers and other businesses to help exporters and their banks find export financing solutions either directly from UKEF, or from private market sources.