Vincent Ku has been named country manager for Hong Kong and Taiwan at trade credit insurer Atradius.

Ku replaces Matthew Cockerill, who left the company late-last year to join Coface. Ku has been promoted from regional sales manager, where he was responsible for growing Atradius’ business in China. He joined Atradius in 2008.

Based in Hong Kong, Ku will report to Asia and Middle East managing director Eric den Boogert, who says: “Over the past years he has used his experience in the credit insurance market to continuously contribute to the profitable growth of our business in the Greater China region.”

Cockerill is now head of commercial underwriting, Asia Pacific, at Coface. He had spent 30 years with Atradius.