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Vinco David Appointed Secretary General of the Berne Union

By CreditMan Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Berne Union – International Association of Credit & Investment Insurers – is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Vinco David as the new Secretary General. He will be based with the Secretariat team in London, formally taking up the role from 1st March 2017.

Mr. David, a Dutch national, is currently a Management Team Member and Head of International Relations, Product Development, Marketing and Communications at Atradius Dutch State Business – part of Atradius, the world's second largest private credit insurer and a Berne Union member.

He brings over 30 years’ experience in various aspects of credit insurance, including more than 20 with Atradius, in diverse roles across strategy, product development, economic research, project finance, underwriting and claims management.

An active and energetic participant in the Berne Union for many years, Mr. David represents Atradius on the Management Committee and has participated in various Committees, Working Groups and Steering Groups, most recently serving as Chair of the Investment Insurance Committee between 2014 and 2016. Mr. David succeeds Kai Preugschat, who has served as Secretary General of the Berne Union since 2014, and who now leaves to take up a role as Head of Co-Financing at the Asian Development Bank.

The Berne Union is delighted to welcome Mr. David to the team and look forward to working with him to realise our collective vision to promote and represent the global credit and investment insurance industry through professional exchange, knowledge-sharing and networking.

Berne Union | International Association of Credit & Investment Insurers

The Berne Union is a non-profit industry association, formed of 83 member companies, from 73 countries, who collectively represent all aspects of the export credit and investment insurance industry worldwide; including government-backed official export credit agencies (ECAs), private credit and political risk insurers, and multilateral development finance institutions.

Our members provide payment risk protection to banks, exporters and investors equivolent to over 11% of world trade, annually and have paid over USD 35 Billion in claims since the global financial crisis in 2008.