Garant has appointed Christian Hendricks as its head of sales development and underwriting, Switzerland.

He joins Garant from Coface, where he was most recently head of sales and development – a position he held from 2008. Hendricks will report to the managing board.

He tells GTR: “My responsibilities are mainly to develop our presence in political risk and trade credit risk insurance in the Swiss single risk market. Another of my responsibilities will be the underwriting of the facultative business which can be proposed to Garant by ECAs or private insurers, with a special focus on emerging countries.”

Garant’s CEO Louis Habib-Deloncle says: “Christian Hendriks will bring in strong experience in single risk coverage with in-depth knowledge of the Swiss market which shall reinforce our marketing and underwriting capabilities and boost our development both locally and in emerging countries.”