Frederic Louat from Zurich’s emerging market solutions unit is relocating from Washington DC to Hong Kong. He will be taking up the position of senior vice- president and regional manager for the Asia Pacific, managing the company’s Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Sydney offices.


His previous role was as senior vice-president and director of global trade credit insurance at Zurich. He had held this position since 2003, after having joined the insurance provider in June 2000 as a senior trade credit insurance underwriter. He was quickly promoted in 2001 to vice-president of trade credit insurance.
Before joining Zurich, he worked for Societé Généralecommodity finance, where he managed the structuring of deals for oil exporting countries in the emerging markets. He has also worked as the head of the country risk analysis division in Societé Générale.