Maëlia Dufour (Bpifrance) elected President of the Berne Union

10/11/2022
MC Announcement

Maëlia is joined by Benjamin Mugisha (ATI) as her Vice President, along with new officials elected to lead the Berne Union's ST and MLT Committees

This week, at the Berne Union Annual General Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, Members voted to elect new officials for the following positions during the 2022-2024 term:


President Maëlia Dufour, BPIFRANCE; Vice PresidentBenjamin Mugisha, ATI; MLT ChairEdie Quintrell, LIBERTY; ST ChairKatarzyna Kowalska, KUKE; MLT Vice ChairZishan Iqbal, ETIHAD CREDIT INSURANCE; ST Vice ChairJean-Paul Steenbeke, CREDENDO; Technical Panel Chair - Hoda Moustafa, MIGA


In addition to the newly elected leadership, ATRADIUS, COFACE, NEXI and SACE have joined the Berne Union Management Committee as high-volume members representing the ST and MLT Committees.


“It is a great honour for me to take on the role of BU President, particularly in the current environment when we are facing so many critical challenges globally. The export credit insurance industry is a powerful driver of both stability and innovation and the Berne Union, as a unique platform for collaboration, has a vital role to play in contributing to this.

I am excited, along with my Vice President Benjamin Mugisha, to tackle the most demanding, and most important challenges facing our industry today, including advancing the leadership of export credit in global efforts to solve the climate crisis, and finding creative solutions to continue supporting trade and investment in all regions, even as the risk environment increases."

Maëlia Dufour - BU President

Elected Officials of the Berne Union

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