Trade finance and factoring provider DS-Concept has appointed Ingo Dierkes as senior vice-president of sales.

He will oversee business development in Germany and Europe for all of DS-Concept’s financial products, including cross-border non-recourse factoring, reverse factoring and trade finance for small and middle market companies.

Before taking on his new role, Dierkes worked as a wholesale trader and foreign commercial agent for trade to and within Europe, South America, the Middle East and Asia for more than 35 years. He also served as export sales manager for a number multinationals in the packaging, printing, pharmaceutical, plastics, steel, electrical, construction and oil and gas sectors.

“Ingo has a deep understanding of the very specific trade finance needs of multiple industries,” says Ansgar Hütten, executive director of the DS-Concept Global Group. “We are excited to welcome another expert of international trade to the growing global team.”