André Casterman is the founder of Casterman Advisory and advises fintechs and financial institutions on trade finance, capital markets and digital asset technologies. André spent 24 years at SWIFT, leading various innovations in the inter-bank payments, corporate treasury, and trade finance markets. During that time, he established an institutional partnership between SWIFT and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and created the first digital trade settlement instrument embedding smart contract capabilities. André is a Board Member at the International Trade and Forfaiting Association (ITFA) and chairs the most active trade industry’s Fintech Committee with a focus on helping banks digitise trade finance and establish it as an investable asset class for institutional and retail investors. André is a non-executive director at Enigio and Tradeteq, and an advisor to XDC Network.