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The power of silence in interviews
By Michaelle CHENNAF, Independant Contributor
Gulp... When silences last for more than 2 or 3 seconds, we feel uneasy. Those fleeting moments can seem like an eternity and we instinctively feel the need to fill them by talking, clearing our throats or coughing. For proof of this, we need only listen to...

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7 Questions to Nicolas Sanchez
Executive Board Member at EFA Merchant Finance SA
By Violaine REYNIER, Business Developer at Ampersand World
With 32 years of experience in International Trade and Commodity Finance, Nicolas Sanchez is a Board Member of EFA Group Swiss since 2012, representing 4 Funds and providing trade finance services to more than 160 borrowers in 30 countries in Asia, Pacific, Europe, Russia, CIS, Middle-East and Africa. His career brought him from Trade Finance and Corporate banking positions at UBS to an experience as COO for a bank in South America, before moving to a trading company to lead its Global Structured Finance department. Before joining EFA Group, he finally had a 10 years experience as CEO of an oil & gas trading company belonging to a Fortune 500 conglomerate...
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