Christian has a wealth of experience in asset finance and cross border lending.

Prior to incorporating ATF, Christian spent 10 years at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe London, where he set up and headed The Africa Desk, within the Global Finance Department.

This desk was one of the most profitable businesses of the bank, taking multi million dollars in profit annually. Some of the transactions Christian worked on were awarded best deal prizes.

Christian Karam gained his Bachelor and Masters Degree in Finance at the SKema Business School in France.

We believe Christian’s lateral thinking and ability to anticipate industry dynamics have led to the development of several successful initiatives across several African Trade Finance Markets.

Sarpong Abban

Yasmin holds a Bachelors degree in Law. Yasmin joined ATF from the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing where she graduated with a Degree in Chinese Language. Yasmin has held several professional roles with fast growing firms across China and the UK. Most recently she trained as a legal Associate at Jingsh International Law Firm in Beijing.

Bringing a great deal of experience both from the UK and overseas, Yasmin is one of the main points of contact for new on boarding clients.


Since the inception of ATF Jack brings his strong expertise in the Commercial Trade industry. Heading one of the fastest growing African Trading companies in the UK.

Jack has first hand experience in assessing trade transactions from both the credit risks and operational aspects.