Joined ING (Formerly - Banque Bruxelles Lambert) in the L/C Operations Department in Antwerp, Belgium in 1978. After several occupations within BBL-ING in Financial Markets, Payment Sales and Corporate Clients, he moved to Amsterdam in 2010 to become Senior Product Manager Trade Finance Services for ING Group. Since 2015 based back in Belgium as Chief Expert of the Centre of Excellence for Trade Finance Services and Manager of the Middle Office Trade Finance Services. He was involved in the development of the BPO (Bank Payment Obligation) as a member of the BPO Consulting Group and the BPO Educational Group. He is Technical Advisor to the ICC and member of the Trade Register Group, the Regulatory Group and the Financial Crime Risk and Policy Group. Hugo is a regular provider of trainings and presentations, internally within ING and externally to corporates and banks related to all aspects of Trade Finance. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences world-wide. ICC Rules, the BPO, Basel II and III and all aspects of Trade Finance in particular. Hugo is married to Vera and has 3 sons. Hobbies: Literature, (a lot of) theatre, travelling.