Credit insurer Euler Hermes has appointed Christophe White as head of its UK transactional cover unit (TCU).

White will manage the unit’s existing client portfolio and oversee its strategic development. He will report to Pierre Lamourelle, deputy global head of TCU.

Isabelle Girardet, Euler Hermes’ global head of TCU, says: “We are very pleased to welcome Christophe to the team. He brings strong and valuable experience in the political risk and structured trade credit insurance markets at a time when political and economic uncertainty is driving increasing interest and demand in our solutions.”

White has 11 years of experience in political risk and structured credit underwriting. Prior to joining Euler Hermes, he was senior vice president of trade credit and political risk at Ironshore Insurance for four years. Before that he served as head of international trade credit at AIG.