Zahoor Dattu brings with him over 34 years of trade finance expertise. A highly respected and well liked professional in business circles and the bankers fraternity, Zahoor is a lively speaker who enjoys sharing his rich experiences. Starting his career in 1973 with Central Bank of India, Bombay, Zahoor moved to ANZ Grindlays Bank Dubai, in 1980 he has since held senior posts with ANZ Grindlays Bank, Mashreq and Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank where he was Head of Trade Finance. A M.Com. from Bombay University, Zahoor is a Certified Documentary Credit Specialist from the IFS (Institute of Financial Services) and IFSA (International Financial Services Association). He was a faculty at Mashreq Learning Centre and is regularly invited to speak at the Emirates Institute of Banking and Financial Studies, UAE. He is also a founder member of the Informal Trade finance Working Group in the Emirates. He is the Principal Consultant of Bastaki Management Consultancy, which specializes in giving trade services advice to importers, exporters, and the banks, writing policies and procedures on trade finance, and evaluating front-end systems.