MEET WIM KOK
Wim Kok (Dutch, 1958) started recently (2020) his financial advisory company after a long career in the banking industry (> 40 years). During his banking career his interest and focus was always connected to the commodity & trade finance industry both in sales and product innovation. Activities in various senior roles, including relationship management, head of department, change management and start up business (internationally). Mainly within Deutsche Bank (1979-1999) and Lloyds Banking Group (1999-2016 including London).
In 2017 Wim started a FinTech innovation within Maersk Netherlands by setting up a Trade Finance Unit from scratch. This was followed by a short tenor within a Dutch licensed boutique bank in the Netherlands (Director Dutch Corporate 2017-2019).
Nowadays he is involved as independent advisory in supply chain management and digitalisation of the logistic industry. Building bridges, simplifying (trade) finance and logistics. Closing the gap between procurement and finance (treasury).
- (International) Trade Finance (products) & Commodity Finance (pre-post export solutions)
- ECA finance (Dutch, UK, Germany and a variety of other agencies)
- Analyse and improve Working Capital structures (Cash-conversion-cycle)
- Extensive (international) network
- Coaching, training and mentoring
The power of connecting trade finance to everyone
29-05-2023 | Continuing our theme of connectivity, in this blog we’ll take a closer look at how trade finance technology can connect all transaction participants, empowering more efficient trade while supporting collaboration (instead of competition) across the trade finance ecosystem.
Event | Collaborative Trade Finance: optimizing visibility, efficiency & connectivity
22-05-2023 | Companies need to secure trade finance as quickly and safely as possible to support their international trade agreements. However, a complex, paper-based process means many are waiting days for bank guarantee approvals, exposing them to FX volatility, rising transaction costs and liquidity constraints.
Democratising the trade finance process through digitalisation
16-05-2023 | Trade finance offers exceptional growth opportunities for businesses looking to trade internationally, but has sadly lagged behind other services due to its complicated nature and high barrier to entry. Surecomp streamlines this process through digitalisation helping to unlock greater access to all businesses.
Ask the treasuryXL expert #5 What is Factoring in Trade Finance?
03-11-2022 | treasuryXL | Wim Kok | LinkedIn | treasuryXL is the community platform for everyone with a treasury question or answer! A common question asked by treasurers is what Factoring means in Trade Finance. In today’s article Ask the treasuryXL Expert, Wim Kok defines factoring in trade finance for us.
Digital rules (URDTT) for Trade Finance: Episode 4
25-05-2022 | Wim Kok | treasuryXL | LinkedIn | Episode 4 of a series of educational videos on URDTT (Uniform Rules for Digital Trade Transactions) is now available. Please take a look and let me know what you think. Previous episodes 1 are, of course, still available on our YouTube channel. Trade Advisory Network […]
Digital rules (URDTT) for Trade Finance: Episode 3
17-03-2022 | Wim Kok | treasuryXL | LinkedIn | Episode 3 of a series of educational videos on URDTT (Uniform Rules for Digital Trade Transactions) is now available. Please take a look and let me know what you think. Episodes 1 & 2 are, of course, still available on our YouTube channel. Trade Advisory […]