Coface has recruited Jean-Michel Riou as general manager of its Western Europe platform.

Riou joins Coface after six years as chairman and CEO of Sonovision, a logistics and document engineering group. He will be in charge of boosting the development of Coface in Western Europe and strengthening relationships with customers.

He began his career at the Ministry of Finance in 1988. He then worked as director of the Marseilles Docks before joining Alstom T&D, where he spent eight years.