Ronald Levy Katz – Rest In Peace

This afternoon the ICC Banking Commission announced that Ron Katz, who led the Banking Commission for many years and remained involved in the ICC work for many years afterwards, died peacefully in Paris on 8 December after a long illness. 


It is true that Ron Katz led the ICC Banking Commission, and he did it through many hard periods – and with great skills. But where I will remember him the most – professionally – is in his capacity as Editor for DCInsight – the Trade Finance magazine published by the ICC.

I do not exaggerate when I say that the books and articles I have written would not have been the same without Ron Katz. He was by far the best editor I have ever worked with. What I learned from his editions to my articles brings me value every day in my work. I used to say – after having received an edited article by Ron Katz – that I would have wished that I could have written it like that.


When I say that it is as Editor for DCInsight I will remember Ron Katz the most – it is not 100% true, because it was at the ICC Banking Commission meetings I met him in person, and he was one of the kindest and warmest persons I have known.


I have missed Ron Katz since he retired from the ICC Banking Commission – and I will continue to do so. He will always be with me in my work – and in my heart.


Within the Trade Finance world he is a true legend!


The ICC announces that:


“The funeral will take place on Wednesday 16 December at 11.30 at the Crématorium du Père Lachaise - 8, bd de Ménilmontant 75020 Paris.


His family has requested that no flowers be sent. If you would like, you may make a gift to the Institute Gustave Roussy, where he was treated over the last two years:,  in memory of Ronald Levy Katz deceased on 8.12.15.”


Kind regards

Kim Sindberg


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