Erik Hoffman has taken over responsibility for WestLB’s origination team in trade and export finance, based in Dusseldorf. He reports to Max Niesert, global head of trade and export finance.

Hoffman joined WestLB in 2001 as project manager, export finance. At the beginning of 2007 export finance, trade finance and forfaiting units merged to form the current T&E finance unit headed up by Niesert. Up until his recent new appointment, Hoffman was an executive director within the group.