BPL Global has appointed Evan Freely as Americas president and member of its executive board.

Freely is charged with helping shape the strategic direction of the credit and political risk insurance (CPRI) broker, while also contributing to product development and providing CPRI expertise to global financial institution and corporate clients.

He joins from Marsh, where he had served as managing director and global practice leader for the credit specialties group for 11 years.

Before that he spent seven years running Willis’ financial solutions division for the Americas and seven years at FCIA Management Company.

Freely comments on his move: “BPL Global’s reputation for specialist knowledge, technical expertise and client-centric approach is second-to-none, making it the natural next move for me.

“Joining an independent broker and having the opportunity to work with many of the most experienced practitioners in the CPRI market is hugely exciting, and I look forward to helping contribute to the company’s continued global growth.”

Freely is based in the firm’s New York office, which opened in 2017 when BPL Global formed a US-based joint venture insurance broking company with EIA Global.

The new venture trades as BPL Global and is led by John Lavelle, EIA Global’s senior managing director.

Charles Berry, chairman of BPL Global, adds: “Evan’s appointment, together with our new presence in New York, confirms our ambition and ability to provide a seamless global service to our clients across the Americas, Emea and Asia.”

BPL Global, which is headquartered in London, also has offices in Geneva, Paris, Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai.