President: Margrith Lutschg-Emmenegger
Margrith Lütschg-Emmenegger has worked in Trade Finance with a special focus on Forfaiting and Factoring for most of her professional life, first with Barclays Bank, and then with Midland Bank Aval in London before joining West Merchant Bank (now WestLB AG) where she had Global responsibility for Forfaiting/Factoring within WestLB AG, which was market leader in these products world-wide. Margrith joined Fimbank on 1st April 2003 as Executive Vice President, responsible for Business Development and was appointed to President on 1st September 2004.
Margrith was educated in Switzerland and was a member of the board of the Swiss Association of Forfaiters in 1983, and also founding Chairman of the Association of Forfaiters in the Americas in 1995. More recently in 1999, Mrs. Lütschg-Emmenegger co-founded the International Forfaiting Association where she served as the Deputy Chairman until September 2003.
She has written numerous articles on Forfaiting including a book, published in 1998 by Euromoney, titled "A Guide to Forfaiting". She has also been a regular speaker on the subject for many years travelling around the World teaching audiences the benefits of Forfaiting and Factoring.