The Berne Union has named Vinco David as its new secretary general, effective March 1, 2017. He is taking over the role from Kai Preugschat, who is leaving to become the head of co-financing at the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

David is currently a management team member and head of international relations, product development, marketing and communications at Atradius Dutch State Business, part of Atradius.

He brings over 30 years’ experience in various aspects of credit insurance, including more than 20 with Atradius, in diverse roles across strategy, product development, economic research, project finance, underwriting and claims management.

David has been a participant in the Berne Union for many years: he represents Atradius on the management committee and has participated in various committees, working groups and steering groups, most recently serving as chair of the investment insurance committee between 2014 and 2016.