Specialist trade credit insurer Equinox Global has hired Alban de Malherbe to help set up a new office in France.

De Malberbe moves from Chartis where he worked for 17 years, most recently as vice-president, trade credit regional manager for Europe.

He has also held senior management and underwriting positions at Spinks and Pan Financial.

Alban will be based in Paris and London while he sets up the new Paris office for Equinox.

Mike Holley, chief executive officer of Equinox Global comments: “Europe is an important and growing market for Equinox Global and Alban will not only support our own expansion, but importantly will provide our European clients accessibility, expertise and innovative solutions for all their trade credit insurance needs supported by a first class local servicing.”