Swiss Export Risk Insurance (Serv) has appointed Herbert Wight as the new head of business underwriting. He will join the team as of January 1 2008, and has already taken on an advisory role.

Wight moves from Zurcher Kantonalbank where he was deputy head of international banking. He brings to his new role extensive experience in export finance, assessment of country and counterparty risk and the Swiss export industries.

Serv is a Swiss government institution that replaced the previous Swiss Export Guarantee Agency (EFG) at the beginning of this year.