Roberto Leva is a newest addition to the Trade Finance team at ADB in Manila, Philippines, reporting to Steven Beck, moving from his previous position in the J.P.Morgan trade finance team in London. Roberto is relationship manager in the Trade and Supply Chain Finance program, covering Bhutan, Cambodia, Myanmar, Nepal,and Sri Lanka.
Roberto is a banking and trade finance front office professional, who started his career back in 2007 after excelling in a degree in management engineering at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy. During his university studies, Roberto attended Universität Stuttgart, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid,and KTH Royal Institute of Technology of Stockholm, before being accepted as trainee in A.P.Moller Maersk.
Roberto started his career at J.P.Morgan in 2008 as a graduate, rotating for two years in different positions in Frankfurt, London,and New York, followed by eight years in the trade finance team in London. As part of the trade finance team, Roberto looked after the relationships with financial institutions and Asian multinationals located in Europe.
Roberto took part in major industry initiatives via the International Chamber of Commerce, e.g. by co-leading from 2018 to 2021 the sustainable trade finance working group.