The day-to-day business of the Berne Union is managed by a small professional team based in London.

The team coordinates all Berne Union activities, providing opportunities for members to discuss professional matters and exchange views and experiences.

It is also responsible for maintaining external relations and promoting the Berne Union and its members within and beyond the industry.

The Secretariat team consists of:
Vinco David – Secretary General
Ella Szukielowicz-Lindon – Associate Director (PC Committee Support)
Johannes Schmidt – Associate Director (INV Committee Support)
Laszlo Varnai – Associate Director (ST Committee Support)
Laura Lind – Associate Director (MLT Committee Support)
Massimo Sarti – Data Manager
Paul Heaney – Communications Manager
Nicole Cherry – Business Support Manager


Vinco David
Secretary General

Vinco David
Berne Union | Secretary General

Vinco David will join the Berne Union as Secretary General in March 2017.

A Dutch national, Vinco has over 30 years’ experience in various aspects of credit and investment insurance, including more than 20 with Atradius, in diverse roles across strategy, product development, economic research, project finance, underwriting and claims management.

Most recently he served as a Management Team Member and Head of International Relations, Product Development, Marketing and Communications at Atradius Dutch State Business, the Export Credit Agency of the Netherlands.

Prior to this Vinco has held positions at the Berne Union Secretariat and the Netherlands Ministry of Finance. He holds an MA in political science and international relations and a BA in economics and Italian language and literature from the Free Reformed University of Amsterdam.