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Ellias Boushabi

Trade Finance Officer

Trade Finance
Plans and aligns
Collaborates +33647202597
Rue Jean-Violette 25, 1205 Genève, Switzerland
Driven trade finance officer with expertise in operations and finance. Build on strong technical background and in-depth product knowledge

Trade Finance Officer

GP Global Suisse
Since December 2019
  • Obtaining more bank lines and/or establishing new banking relationships (entities, products)
  • Assessing payment orders for risks and compatibility for relevant financing facility
  • Handling financing throughout the full trade cycle
  • Finding appropriate, structured banking solutions
  • Monitoring, mitigating and flagging credit risks throughout trade cycle
  • Reporting on exposure and risks
  • Handling all aspects of LCs and collection checking contract wording

Distribution Manager (1 year contract)

AXA Partners CLP
September 2018 to August 2019
  • Calculating the return on investment for the Business Partner
  • Setting-up systems to closely monitor the profitability of operations over time
  • Distributing through Business Partner's existing distribution systems
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of conducted training / Consultancy and making recommendations for further development activity to meet sales target
  • Developing training activities and resources to meet agreed Business Partners needs and increase sales

Trade Support Officer (1 year contract)

March 2017 to March 2018
  • Building and maintaining up-to-date Open Account counter-party database
  • Follow-up of country limits and market trends to provide analysis for business development
  • KYC analysis (evaluate new account documentation, review policies and procedures, analysis of market trends and customer behavior)
  • Supporting Department head with gathering data and preparing management overviews

Middle Office Officer

SYZ Bank
December 2016 to February 2017
  • Cash and stock reconciliation securities transactions
  • Calculation of daily margins on transactions related to futures and complaints if necessary
  • Monitoring of regulatory and legal journals implementation of reporting
  • Standard checks and reconciliations update of the values file
  • Fund / middle-office processing

Msc in Oil Gas and Risk Management

Coventry University (UK) 2013

September 2015 to November 2016
International trading: Hedging, Derivatives / Investment Analysis and Decision making / Share Valuations by using CAPM methods / Risk measurement / Diversification of risks.

Bachelor's degree in Trade Finance

Lorraine University (France)

September 2013 to September 2014
Trade Finance, Import/Export, Incoterm, Financial Analysis


  • English (fluent)
  • French: mother tongue
  • Spanish: intermediate
  • Computer Skills: Bloomberg, Reuters, Telekurs, TCF 400, Access, VBA, Python, MS Office
  • References: available upon request

Trade Finance

  • Clear, adaptable communication
  • Proactive, able to establish a trusted relation with banks, match each deal with the best bank's profile, negotiate rates, costs awareness
  • Capable of handling complicated transactions e.g able to get financing banks comfortable outside of standard bank procedures ( optimizing trade flows, interaction with all internal stakeholders, establishment and maintenance of various banking facilities...)
  • Problem solving and innovation: challenge the trader's financing structure proposals by suggesting improvements to maximize cost/balance efficiency
  • Experience and level of confidence: reactive and stay calm under pressure
  • Establishing a good communication network to keep informed about various stages of trade flow during the life cycle of a trade


  • I spend my leisure time travelling, running and being with my family.
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