Atradius names new CFO and CIOO

Press release

Amsterdam 21 May 2013 - Atradius names new CFO and CIOO - Claus Gramlich-Eicher named Chief Financial Officer of Atradius - Dominique Charpentier named Chief Insurance Operations Officer of Atradius

Claus Gramlich-Eicher of Allianz Investment Management SE has been named CFO and Dominique Charpentier CIOO of Atradius N.V. David Capdevila has left the Atradius Management Board to take a Management Board position with Grupo Catalana Occidente (GCO), the parent company of Atradius. Atradius provides its B2B customers with various products and services that support their credit and cash management activities including credit insurance, collections, market and regulatory bonds, and creditworthiness information on buyers.

As Atradius’ CFO, Claus Gramlich-Eicher, (48), takes responsibility for Finance, Financial Control and Corporate Finance. He will be based in Amsterdam. Mr Gramlich-Eicher has worked for Allianz since 1993 filling various senior financial roles. He has helped build, among others, the Allianz Financial Division working in four different countries (the Czech Republic, Spain, Italy and Germany). He is fluent in German, Spanish and English and has a working knowledge of Italian, French and Czech.

Dominique Charpentier, (62), has been with Atradius since 2002. He will be responsible for Instalment Credit Protection, Bonding, Collections, Atradius Re and ITS. Over his 11 years with Atradius, Dominique has served as Managing Director of ICP, Bonding and Italy and before its sale in 2005 Atradius Factoring. Dominique will also be based in Amsterdam.

The countries France, Belgium/Luxembourg and Italy report to the Chief Market Officer, Andreas Tesch. This consolidates all credit insurance business of Atradius, except for credit insurance in Spain, Portugal and Brazil, in one Management Board member’s remit and will further facilitate coordination among all of the country organisations and the support by central units.

The countries Spain, Portugal and Brazil are reporting directly to the CEO, Isidoro Unda who will continue to manage the integration and further alignment of CyC into the Atradius Group.

After five years as Atradius CMO, David Capdevila has moved on to a Management Board position at GCO and will continue as Chairman of Atradius Re.

Isidoro Unda, Atradius N.V. Chairman and CEO commented, “Growth through superior service and increased coverage are important objectives for Atradius. Both Claus and Dominique have continuously demonstrated their ability to excel in these areas across a broad spectrum of product categories and markets. Their guidance and enthusiasm will help propel our business and support our customers’ sales goals.”

About Atradius
The Atradius Group provides trade credit insurance, surety and collections services worldwide. With a presence through 160 offices in 45 countries, it has a market share of approximately 31% of the global trade credit insurance market. Atradius has access to credit information on 100 million companies worldwide. Its products help protect companies throughout the world from payment risks associated with selling products and services on credit.

For further information:
Atradius Corporate Communications
Christine Gerryn
Tel.: +31 20 553 2047
E-mail: christine.gerryn@atradius.com 
URL: atradius.com

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