Andrew Ross has been appointed senior vice-president, regional head of Coface Global Solutions in Asia Pacific.

Based in Hong Kong, he started in his role on August 1, and reports to Thomas Yong, chief commercial officer, Asia Pacific. He now leads the regional team as well as being responsible for business development and account management of international clients.

Ross has over 20 years of experience in trade credit insurance: He started his career at Trade Indemnity in the UK in 1994 as claims and risk underwriter, then moved to Sydney in 2001 to join QBE Insurance Group as trade credit senior underwriter.

Before joining Coface, he was regional underwriting manager, APAC and Hong Kong and senior underwriter, Australia at QBE Insurance Group in Hong Kong, where he was responsible for markets including China, Taiwan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.