Specialist focus: international trade banking and financing
Chantal Wittman Meier is Vice President International Trade Banking, MB Financial Bank. She is charged with international trade service sales as well as business associated with short and medium term trade finance products used by MB Financial Bank. MB Financial Bank has a national footprint but a Midwest history.
A seasoned trade finance professional, Chantal began her international career with the Foreign Credit Insurance Association (FCIA) which later merged into the Export Import Bank of the U.S. (Eximbank). Much of her history has been spent working with small and medium sized exporters, assisting them in navigating risk mitigation and credit tools designed to support their export growth. Prior to joining MB Financial Bank in 2014, Chantal had worked for LaSalle National Bank, London Forfaiting plc and First American Bank in international sales and management roles.
Chantal has been on the Board of the Illinois District Export Council since 1996. She is a member of the International Trade Club of Greater Chicago, the Association of International Credit and Trade Finance Professionals, the Wisconsin ICE Group and BAFT.
Chantal is a graduate of Clemson University and has a MBA in International Business from DePaul University. Her favorite career title was that of “Ambassador of Goodwill” as a Rotary Scholar in Mons, Belgium.