Diana Henderson, Managing Director
Diana Henderson is managing director of Transaction Banking Academy, which she founded in April 2012. Her experience includes EuroFinance, where she was head of In-house training and research services and gtnews.com, where she was director of training and events and launched the business's in-house, open access and online training services. Before this she was sales director for the INSEAD magazine World Business and international sales director for Management Today. Diana launched the European edition of CFO magazine for the Economist Group and developed Guinness branded holidays for Diageo. Alongside her international business career Diana also found the time to sail a 39ft yacht with a team of three others to Australia from the UK. Diana is also a director of Adaugeo Media Ltd. Contact: Dianah@transactionbankingacademy.com
Whitman E. Knapp, Director
Following nearly 20 years of providing market research to the banking industry, Whitman Knapp founded GTBInsights LLC to assist financial institutions with the development of their Global Transaction Banking services strategies. In 1992, Whit founded the Financial Institutions Group practice at Louis Harris and Associates in New York. That practice evolved into a firm which today is called FImetrix LLC, a provider of competitive insights and intelligence to banks in international payments, trade and supply chain services banking. Prior to founding the Financial Institutions Group, Whit spent over 24 years in international banking, holding senior management positions in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East. (Boston, Luxembourg, London, Paris and Beirut) He is the Chairman of the Membership Committee of BAFT-IFSA, the global financial services association formed by the merger of the Bankers’ Association for Finance and Trade (BAFT) and the International Financial Services Association (IFSA). He also served on the editorial panel of International Payments magazine, and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences. Whit has a B.A. and an M.A. degree from Yale University and speaks French. Contact: Whitk@transactionbankingacademy.com
Mike Hewitt, Director
Mike Hewitt joined Transaction Banking Academy as a director in October 2012. From 2007 to 2012, he was CEO of the global treasury website gtnews.com and the financial technology site bobsguide.com. Before that he spent 14 years with Haymarket Media, editing Marketing magazine and then setting up a digital publishing unit and launching brandrepublic.com along with 12 other B2B sites. Later he was publishing director of HR Magazine, Learning & Development, IT Training, Management Today and World Business. Among other training and consultancy work, Mike teaches marketing for clients such as Ford Credit Europe, leads the digital module of the FIPP course in international publishing and chairs the annual Digital Innovators' Summit in Berlin. Mike is also managing director of Adaugeo Media Ltd. Contact: Mikeh@transactionbankingacademy.com.