Business areas

Berne Union members conduct business in one or more of the following areas

  • Short term credit insurance – up to and including one year credit terms
  • Medium/long term credit insurance/lending – more than one year credit terms
  • Investment insurance

Our activities are usually organised by business area. We have three specialist committees and members belong to the committee(s) appropriate for their business.

The committees are

  • The Short Term (ST) Committee (for short term credit insurance)
  • The Medium/Long Term (MLT) Committee (for medium-long term credit insurance/lending)
  • The Investment (INV) Committee (for investment insurance)

Each committee also contains various technical groups. These groups are made up of experts who focus on highly specialist subjects and produce reports and conclusions for the wider membership and industry.

Short Term (ST) Committee Executives
Chair: Verena Utzinger (SERV)
Vice Chair: Chunyi Xiao (Sinosure)

Medium/Long Term (MLT) Committee Executives
Chair: Beatriz Reguero (CESCE)
Vice Chair: Adi Gross (ASHRA)

Investment (INV) Committee Executives
Chair: Vinco David (Atradius)
Vice Chair: Christina Westholm-Schroeder (Sovereign)