AMT Session 3: Opportunities and Challenges in Global Trade for Financial Services Companies

VIDEO May 13, 2019

Speaker / Author

Christine Bliss

President, Coalition of Services Industries

Christine Bliss became CSI President in March 2016. Prior to CSI, Ms. Bliss was the Assistant U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) for Services, Investment, Telecommunication, and E- Commerce, responsible for overseeing all multilateral, regional and bilateral negotiations and policy issues in those areas for the agency. She also served as the lead U.S. negotiator in the World Trade Organization (WTO) Doha Services Negotiations and in the WTO Bilateral Services Accession Negotiations for Russia and Saudi Arabia. Ms. Bliss was the lead negotiator for Services and Financial Services in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations as well as previous U.S. Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations. ... Read More

Kimberley Claman

Director in Global Government Affairs, Citigroup Inc.

Kimberley Claman is a Director in Global Government Affairs at Citi and works closely with Citi's Global Government Affairs staff and Chief Country Officers, managing Citi's relationships with relevant financial regulatory bodies and US and foreign government officials. She leads Citi’s policy development and advocacy strategy on a broad range of issues, including in international trade and investment and digital trade.  In addition, Kimberley participates in Citi policy teams on cyber security, fintech, and regulatory cooperation.  Kimberley serves as Chair of the Financial Services Committee at the Coalition of Services Industries and the Vice Chair of the Investment Committee for ... Read More

Christopher Melly

Vice President, Government Affairs, AIG

Mr. Melly joined AIG’s government affairs team in 2018 following several years with the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). As Deputy Assistant USTR for Services, Mr. Melly directed services trade policy and represented the United States at the World Trade Organization. Mr. Melly also negotiated the services components of U.S. free trade agreements and led the U.S. delegation in the Trade in Services Agreement negotiations.   Prior to joining USTR, Mr. Melly directed project teams analyzing services trade and investment at the U.S. International Trade Commission. Mr. Melly has also worked as a consultant for the World Bank ... Read More

Yancy Molnar

Vice President for International Government Affairs, Chubb

Yancy Molnar joined the Chubb Group (legacy ACE Group) as Vice President for International Government Affairs in August 2009. He is responsible for representing the Company on Chubb-related international issues before the Administration, Congress, key associations and foreign governments. Mr. Molnar currently serves as the Chair of the Coalition for Service Industries Insurance Committee, the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council Financial Services Committee and the American Council of Life Insurers International Affairs Committee. He is also a member of the Board of the Executive Council on Diplomacy. Prior to joining ACE, Mr. Molnar served as Director, Public Policy, for Chrysler Group LLC. In ... Read More

Paul J. Thanos

Director for Finance and Insurance Industries at the U.S. Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration

Paul J. Thanos is the Director for Finance and Insurance Industries at the U.S. Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration based in Washington DC.  Mr. Thanos is responsible for executing policy, analysis, and promotion initiatives pertaining to finance and insurance industries, trade and project finance, financial technology, and access to finance. His focus includes how blockchain technology is impacting the financial services, global supply chains, and international trade.  In May 2018 he was an invited speaker highlighting U.S. perspectives on blockchain technology during the Blockchain Game Changer Summit at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.  He leads the U.S. delegation to ... Read More