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Steven Beck

Steven Beck

Head, Trade Finance
Private Sector Operations Department


Mr. Beck has managed the exponential growth of ADB’s Trade Finance Program, and implemented its first supply chain finance business.

Prior to joining ADB, he worked for the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and was an advisor to the Canadian Minister of Finance. Mr. Beck played a key role in the start-up of the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank, and was a consultant for USAID in Southern Africa and for a start-up financial institution in Armenia. Mr. Beck is on the Advisory Board of the International Chamber of Commerce Banking Commission, and a member of the WTO Working Group for Trade Finance.

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  • 02 Jul 2019 | Video

    Gender Equality through ADB Trade Finance Partnerships

    ADB’s Trade Finance Program conducted a gender audit among several of its partner banks to develop specific, practical, and implementable recommendations to attract, retain and promote more women in banking.

  • 21 May 2014 | Video

    Trade Finance: Lifeblood of Asia's Economic Spirit

    Head of Trade Finance Steven Beck explains how ADB's trade finance program supports economic growth, job creation and ultimately poverty alleviation efforts in developing countries across Asia and the Pacific.