Trade Connect Global is a boutique international trade finance consulting and advisory company incorporated in the United Kingdom.
We are specialists in structuring, distributing and syndicating Letters of Credit (LC) and other Financial Institution (FI) trade transactions.
We help exporters and importers find the best banks to finance their international trade and mitigate trade risk. Our expertise is in intelligent structuring of LC's and reducing trade finance costs for our clients.
We assist banks in originating and distributing cross border trade deals.
We also help exporters prepare and submit credit compliant documents under their Letters of Credit to their bankers.
Vijay Ramanujam is an expert in Letters of Credit(LC), UCP 600 having acquired his Certified Documentary Credit Specialist (CDCS) certification in 2002. As an experienced correspondent banker and international trade finance specialist, Vijay has originated, structured and distributed billions of dollars of cross-border trade deals.
Over the last 20+ years, Vijay has worked for American, British, French, Indian, Japanese and German banks and corporates in diverse multicultural environments. He has built lasting connections with people of different backgrounds, across countries and continents.
With his value-driven approach, win-win philosophy, and appreciation of the nuances of international trade, Vijay has helped hundreds of businesses and people prosper.
CHIEF REPRESENTATIVE NIGERIA
Idoko Sylvester-Onoja is a certified international trade specialist (ITS) with nineteen years of uninterrupted practice within the Nigerian banking industry.
He has worked in several units within the Trade departments of Diamond Bank Plc and Access Bank Plc and held different lead positions including Head, Trade Products, Head, Letters of Credit, Head, Trade Support and Team Lead, Global Trade.
Idoko was nominated by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Committee on Import Supervision to deliver a paper presentation during their annual import sensitization program which held in 2015 across three geographical regions in Nigeria. He is based in Lagos and has contacts with several retail, corporate businesses, trade agencies and regulators including local and international banks.
"Our mission is to help businesses grow profits by reducing their international trade financing costs"
The company's values and beliefs are rooted in the Hindu philosophy, Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam: "the world is one family."
We are passionate in creating value for our customers and finding solutions to their problems. We love what we do and we bring energy and enthusiasm to the table.
We take ownership and personal accountability in all business dealings with our clients. Honesty, integrity and transparency are the core values that guide us at work.
We have access to a wide range of banks and other solutions providers. Being independent, we offer impartial and unbiased advice to suit our clients' needs.
We are generous in giving our time, sharing our knowledge, market practices and networks with our clients.