AMSTERDAM, December 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Martie van Velsen and Eric den Boogert named directors of Atradius Global & Oceania and Asia
Following the approval of Andreas Tesch to the Management Board of Atradius N.V., Atradius, one of the leading international credit insurers, has announced the appointments of Martie van Velsen to the position of Director of Global & Oceania and Eric den Boogert to the position of Director of Asia. These two senior appointments will not only strengthen Atradius' market leadership in the segment of large multinational customers, but also further reinforce its position and growth in Asian markets.
Martie van Velsen (48) will be responsible for all aspects of the future development and servicing of Atradius' multi-national customers. Martie joined Atradius in 1988, initially following a path in underwriting and Global Account Management in the Netherlands and the USA before returning to Amsterdam as Regional Director Global Benelux and her subsequent position as Commercial Director in 2002 before taking on her present role.
Eric den Boogert (42) will take responsibility for the further evolution and growth of Atradius' business in Asian markets. Since joining the company in 1995, Eric has worked in commercial functions located in Breda, Cologne, London and Mumbai before relocating to Hong Kong in January 2006 to take on the post of Regional Sales Manager New Markets followed by further roles as Deputy Regional Director for New Markets and Country Manager for Hong Kong.
Atradius Chief Market Officer, Andreas Tesch, commented: "In Martie and Eric we have two outstanding people whose respective skill sets and experience make them a perfect fit for their individual roles. They are both very experienced, dynamic and can readily adapt to meet fresh challenges, which is absolutely vital to succeed in a rapidly changing global economy."
The Atradius Group provides trade credit insurance, surety and collections services worldwide, and has a presence through 160 offices in 42 countries. Atradius has access to credit information on 60 million companies worldwide and makes more than 20,000 trade credit limit decisions daily. Its products help to protect companies throughout the world from payment default risks associated with selling products and services on credit.
SOURCE Atradius N.V.