Crown Agents Bank Ltd. named two vice presidents to its trade finance division, CPI Financial reported Jan. 30.
Kenton Hartwell focuses on originating trade finance from exporters and beneficiaries, and from the secondary market. He previously held senior roles in the structured trade and commodity finance department, specializing in African markets, at Standard Bank Group Ltd.
Yasmine Thiam, meanwhile, focuses on facilitating trade business for banks in the West African and Caribbean markets. She joins the U.K.-based lender from Arab Banking Corp. (B.S.C.), or Bank ABC, where she served as a relationship manager for customers in the Middle East and North Africa.