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 (MLT Committee Support)
Joakim Wallensteen – Associate Director (ST 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 has been appointed Secretary General in 2017.

A Dutch national, Vinco has over 30 years’ experience in various aspects of credit and investment insurance, including more than 20 with leading international credit insurer 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 of 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.