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|New Head of Risk for Atradius UK|
|Tuesday, 14 March 2017|
Trade credit insurer Atradius has appointed Mike Thomas as Head of Risk Services for UK & Ireland.
Mr Thomas has nearly two decades of experience within Atradius, joining in 1999. Initially appointed as an underwriting and recovery specialist his roles included underwriting Atradius’ intensive care portfolio. Mr Thomas then became responsible for managing higher risk multinationals within the automotive, IT and industrial sectors. This international remit included leading teams in the US, Paris, Antwerp and Atradius’ UK headquarters in Cardiff before he returned to a special risks role within the UK. For the last two-and-a-half years, Mr Thomas has broadened his scope within Atradius, heading up the Risk Services Global Platform, optimising the firm’s risk offering for large multinational companies.
With extensive experience and expertise, Mr Thomas has been appointed the new Head of Risk Services and Special Products Analysts for UK & Ireland, taking over the role from Marc Henstridge who is now Atradius’ Chief Insurance Operations Officer.
Mr Thomas said: “Atradius’ USP is the value brought by its exceptional people. My key focus is to continue to develop our people to continue to deliver the exceptional service that has become synonymous with our name. As a business, we cannot stand still but we must also ensure that our best-in-class knowledge, expertise and service ethic is retained and our people both flourish and excel. Training, development and creating the appropriate culture is key to allowing the hard numbers to be met.I am excited by the opportunity to lead the risk team in UK & Ireland; the knowledge and experience within the team are unrivalled and I want to build upon this to ensure that Atradius continues to be the best service provider in the market.”
Alun Sweeney, UK Director of Atradius, said: “Mike Thomas has an incredible wealth of experience and knows the business inside out. He is well positioned to drive success from within, delivering innovation and realising our potential for future growth.”
As a leading trade credit insurer, Atradius protects businesses from the risk of trading both domestically and overseas; whether with existing customers or new trade partners. In addition to paying out claims in the event of non-payment, Atradius has business intelligence on 200 million companies worldwide and advises businesses on the risks of trading with individual customers as well as wider markets and economies.
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