Artis brings a unique combination of institutional foundations and a management team with deep sector expertise and networks. This provides our clients and stakeholders with the comfort that we are able to deliver on our commitments.

Waldo de Vleeschauwer

Founder & CEO

With nearly 15 years' in buy-side private debt & equity experience across EMEA & Asia, Waldo has deep knowledge in structured trade and working capital finance, securitisation, loan syndications, origination, asset and portfolio management spanning multiple sectors, commodity groups and finance products. Prior to founding Artis, he co-founded Africa Merchant Capital’s Trade Finance business, where he was Managing Director and Chairman of the Credit Committee. He was formally Head of Structured Finance and Credit and GLI Finance and served on the board of Legion Trade Finance. He holds a B-tech (Honours) in Financial Information Systems from Cape Peninsula University of Technology. 

Ian Henderson

Chief Investment Officer

Ian has been involved in all aspects of international finance for over 30 years including banking, corporate finance, insurance and asset management. Ian has covered global and emerging markets in origination, structured trade & commodity finance, syndications, asset management & portfolio management, credit risk, asset valuation and asset recovery/ restructuring across all commodity groups, financial institutions  and industrial sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa and the Islamic Finance Qualification.

Nadia von Bezing

Chief Financial Officer

Nadia has over 21 years of experience in audit, accounting and treasury management in various industries.  She has extensive experience in commodity trading and trade finance. Before Artis, Nadia was the Head of Finance for PETRONAS Energy Trading, where she managed the finance team and various finance work streams across the entire trading portfolio (Natural and Liquid Natural Gas Trading, regasification of LNG and gas storage activities). Nadia completed her training contract at PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2005, holds a BCompt Degree from the University of South Africa and completed her CIMA Adv Dip MA with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Hugh Briggs

Non Executive Director

Hugh brings more than 25 years’ experience in private equity, principal investing and leverage finance to Artis. His previous roles include Head of Principal Investments and DCM at Macquarie Capital Europe, Head of Capital Markets at CVC Capital Partners, Investment Director at DB Capital / Mid Ocean Partners and also as a private investor. Hugh has closed over 50 high profile European private equity transactions, refinancing’s and restructurings, including TDC, Techem, Evonik, Sunrise, Jefferson Smurfit and Centre Parcs and sat on the Board of 12 Companies. Hugh brings a wealth of experience and senior relationships across private equity, banks, direct lenders and alternative credit providers

Colin Heritage

Non Executive Director

Colin has over 30 years’ experience of assessing commodity -related risk and in arranging structured commodity finance transactions, risk mitigated via limited recourse facilities and sophisticated insurance products (28).  He has expertise in commodity default and recovery situations. He has held senior positions in leading banking and commodity trading organisations including Mitsubishi Corp., Midland Bank Ltd, Bank of America NT &SA, and Stemcor Group. He has a BSc in European Studies (Economics) from University of Kent at Canterbury, and an MBA in International Business & Finance from CASS Business School.

Gary Lindsay

Non Executive Director

Gary joined Artis’ board as a N.E.D. during the latter half of 2020 and is also a voting member of the Investment Committee. He is a Senior Partner at TDR Capital. Prior to joining TDR, he worked at Citi and Bear Stearns in their respective M&A departments.

Gary received a Masters degree in Finance with distinction from the University of Strathclyde and a Masters degree in Chemistry, with first class honours, from the University of Edinburgh.

Grégoire Paepegaey

Non Executive Director

Grégoire joined Artis’ board as a N.E.D. during the latter half of 2020. He is an Investment Director at TDR Capital. Prior to joining TDR, he worked in private equity at Providence Equity and Mount Kellett Capital Management, and M&A at Goldman Sachs. Grégoire started his career as a junior adviser for technology, energy and telecommunications to French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Grégoire received a Masters degree in Finance from HEC Paris business school.

John O'Mulloy

Non Executive Director

John joined Chase Manhattan in 1978, where he founded the global trade finance team which soon had dedicated staff in every Chase branch across the world. He also established the first dedicated trade risk distribution network. In 1998 he moved to Standard Bank in a similar role for the next 20 years.  As a longstanding member of Credit and Country Risk committees he was responsible for leading complex bank and insurance syndicate restructuring and successful recoveries in Iceland, Argentina, ,Kenya, Sierra Leone, Mongolia and China. John studied PPE at New College Oxford and mastered in Middle East Politics and Development Economics at SOAS.

Peter Gubbins


Peter is co-founder and CEO of Global Trade Review (GTR), the world’s leader in global trade and trade finance intelligence, 

publishing, news and events. With over 25 years' experience in the financial media industry, he has taken a leading role in the strategy and execution of building GTR into the market leading media company in the trade finance industry. Peter is responsible for running the global business, which publishes GTR and runs over 20 conferences around the world, in venues such as Chicago, Mexico, London, Paris, Nairobi, Lagos, Cape Town, Dubai, Mumbai and Singapore. GTR has a proprietary network of over 25,000 decision makers in trade finance, treasury and insurance. 

Tim Horlick


Tim was formerly COO of Salomon Brothers International and a Director of Kleinwort Benson Limited. He subsequently founded a venture capital business focused on the technology market in 2000. Tim graduated with a degree in PPE from the University of Oxford and qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse & Co.


Waldo de Vleeschauwer

CEO & Founder

Waldo de Vleeschauwer

CEO & Founder

Waldo de Vleeschauwer

CEO & Founder

Waldo de Vleeschauwer

CEO & Founder

Waldo de Vleeschauwer

CEO & Founder

Waldo de Vleeschauwer

CEO & Founder

Waldo de Vleeschauwer

CEO & Founder

Waldo de Vleeschauwer

CEO & Founder

Clint Walker

Portfolio Manager

Prior to Artis, Clint was a Transactor at Africa Merchant Capital, where he managed deal origination, structuring and performance. In addition, he has substantial experience in credit analyst and origination roles. Before commencing his finance career, Clint served in management roles facilitating the execution of major natural resource projects. Clint holds an MBA from EADA Business School and an Advanced Diploma in Civil & Structural Engineering from EIT. He has also completed Level 1 of the CFA program.

Harry Smith

VP Origination

Prior to joining Artis, Harry was a Portfolio Manager at RiverRock European Capital Partners. With over 10 years' experience in the sector, he worded as a commodity trader with Bunge, Export Trading Group and ASR Group in various locations before moving into Private Equity and Private Debt, with a particular focus on trade and real asset strategies. Harry holds a MBA from INSEAD and a MA (Hons) in Modern Languages from the University of Edinburgh. He is a fluent speaker of French, Spanish and Portuguese and has extensive international experience, particular in emerging markets

Dawn Seow

VP Origination

Dawn brings over 13 years' of experience in structured trade finance, treasury and banking with a particular focus on trade credit and political risk insurance. Prior to joining Artis, Dawn served in key positions with Coface Singapore, Arthur J Gallagher, United Overseas Bank and Barclays Capital. She has previously worked with diverse groups of organisations across banks, insurance companies, alternative credit providers and corporates from various sectors. Dawn is a Certified Trade Finance Professional (CTFP) from ICC Academy and holds a Bachelor degree in Business (Hons) from The University of London.

Syed Hassan

VP Origination

Syed has over nineteen years' of experience in CIB with a particular focus on structured trade and commodity finance spanning South Asia, Middle East, Africa and Europe. He founded DE Deutsche EXIM Solutions, a Cologne based trade and project advisory firm, which focusses on structured commodity trade finance solutions in emerging markets & renewable power projects in South Asia. Prior to founding DEDEXIM, he held director and senior level positions at DF Deutsche Forfait, Habib Metropolitan Bank (subsidiary of Habib Bank AG Zurich), Dubai Islamic Bank and Bank Alfalah Limited. 

Daniel Jackson

Head of Credit

Daniel brings 10 years’ credit experience to the business. Before joining the team, Daniel spent five years as a Lead Credit Analyst for GIB UK Asset Management, specifically in their Trade Finance strategy. Prior to this, Daniel spent four years working as a Senior Credit Analyst at Westpac Banking Corporation, where he was also a graduate earlier in his career. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of Otago, New Zealand.

Andrew English

Head of Operations

Andrew has 10 years’ experience within the banking space, having worked at
HSBC where he spent most of his time in Commodity and Structured Trade Finance. He has also been involved in a couple of start-up ventures within the tech space and has a particular interest in how blockchain technology is helping to bring trade finance into the 21st century. “Most recently, and prior to joining Artis, he worked as a consultant in the trade finance alternative credit fund space.”

Jenny Harding

Head of Legal

Jenny has substantial experience of working in the financial services sector. Prior to joining Artis, she worked for 18 months at Bank Sepah International Plc as its General Counsel and prior to that she spent 4 years as Head of Legal at Gulf International and 8 years as Head of Legal at TT International. She has also worked as a lawyer at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (now Blackrock) and AXA Investment Managers Limited. Jenny is a qualified barrister and began her legal career at the bar of England and Wales. Jenny holds a BA (Hons) in Ancient History and Civilisation from Swansea University.

David Lendon

Trade Operations Manager

David brings over 40
years’ operations experience in financing of trade gained in banks, alternative lenders and trading companies. He has extensive experience heading up

Middle Office teams in London and Europe, specialising in risk and collateral management of both hard and soft commodities throughout the complete trade cycle from pre-shipment to receivable.

Alexander Appelmans

Business Development

Before joining Artis, Alexander helped set up a successful SME business network in Belgium (BNI West-Vlaanderen). He is currently finalising a PhD project focusing on the legal barriers to using blockchain and AI in transactions. Before his academic career, he was a research analyst at Third Bridge Group London. Alexander holds a master’s in Law & Anthropology from the London School of Economics, a Master's of Law and a Master of Modern History from KU Leuven. He is fluent in English, Dutch, French and German. 

Guillaume Mullebrouck

Business Development

Prior to joining Artis, Guillaume worked at Morgan Stanley in London focussing on credit and liquidity risk. He brings over 8 years of treasury, risk and financial markets experience developed through projects at various investment banks and other financial institutions in UK, Nigeria, Switzerland, Canada and Belgium. Guillaume holds a master’s in Commercial Science from KU Leuven-Brussels and further pursued a master’s in Banking and Finance at Ghent University. He is also a CFA Charterholder.

Amrita Kundi

Portfolio Analyst

Amrita has 5 years’ experience working in commercial roles at IMI Plc, a FTSE listed Engineering firm. Following the completion of the global graduate leadership scheme, she moved into Commercial Project Management and Strategy Analyst roles in Europe and APAC. Amrita holds a Master’s with Merit in Risk Management & Financial Engineering from Imperial College London and an MEng (hons) in Civil Engineering from University College London. She has also completed Level 1 of the CFA program.

Ethan Wong

Trade Operations

Prior to Artis, Ethan worked in BNP Paribas Hong Kong for six years, four years working as a Middle Officer of Commodity Finance Department, with a focus on monitoring Letter of Credit and Receivables transactions, and facilitating internal and external communications. He has experience dealing with Banks and Commodity Traders across Asia, including China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore. Ethan obtained a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from Macquarie University, Sydney Australia.

Marcus Gruenwald

Chief Technology Officer

Marcus has over 20 years' experience leading product and strategy for technology-enabled businesses. Prior to Artis, Marcus was running the access to finance service on behalf of UK Finance and the Federation of Small Businesses, connecting SMEs with hundreds of finance providers based on Open Banking and accounting software. Before that, he launched the first pan-European B2B cloud services marketplace for Arrow Electronics, a Fortune 500 business. Marcus started work for internet businesses in networking, infrastructure and security. He is fluent in English and German, and has extensive international experience. In his spare time, Marcus volunteers as business mentor for Santander and Virgin Startups.

Ed Walsh

Head of Data Science

Ed has over 12 years of experience in International Economics & Finance with a focus on applied mathematics, portfolio construction, and risk management. He is an expert in delivering transparent A.I. driven optimization software and has successfully developed and delivered software and algorithms across many industries, including high-profile financial services and asset management firms. Prior to joining Artis, he began his financial services career in Boston with State Street Associates (a partnership between State Street Bank, MIT, Harvard and Windham Capital Management), where he worked on a number of portfolio, risk, and behavioral research projects. He then spearheaded quantitative analytics for an institutional investment advisory firm for which he co-opened the London office. Ed has a B.A. from The Ohio State University and a Master’s degree in International Economics & Finance from Brandeis University.

Monika Csaki

Financial Controller

Prior to joining Artis Finance in 2020, Monika was Group Financial Controller for The Cambridge Strategy (Asset Management) Limited. She has broad experience of financial leadership in the financial services industry. She trained in a private accountancy practice.

Monika qualified as a Certified Accountant in 2013 and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Monika has a first class degree in accounting and finance from Kingston University.

Natalie Rowe

Office Manager

Natalie is the Executive Assistant to each Director at Artis Finance.  As Office Manager, she is an integral part of the team in our London office. With responsibilities within our, Compliance, Accounting and KYC departments. Natalie has 15 years' experience across a number of different divisions and industries, this includes human resources, commercial, legal and operations