Amsterdam, 24 October 2013 – Johan Schrijver, retiring Managing Director of Atradius Dutch State Business – the Dutch Export Credit Agency – and outgoing President of the Berne Union – the international association of credit and investment insurers – has been appointed Officer in the Order of Oranje-Nassau. The Dutch State Secretary for Finance Frans Weekers personally awarded the decorations to him at the annual Exporters Meeting of Atradius Dutch State Business in Amsterdam.
State Secretary Weekers praised Mr. Schrijver for his great dedication and significant contributions to Dutch exports and world trade. He also highlighted his innovative drive during the global financial crisis as being a big support for exporting companies.
Johan Schrijver worked for Atradius for 37 years, heading Atradius Dutch State Business for the last eleven years. He retired as Managing Director earlier this month and has been succeeded by Bert Bruning. He also retired as the Berne Union President, in which position he served for the last two years.
About Atradius Dutch State Business
Since 1932 Atradius has an agreement with the Dutch government to insure specific commercial and political risks for the account and in the name of the Dutch State. This facility is provided by Atradius Dutch State Business, part of the Atradius Group.
The Atradius Group provides trade credit insurance, surety and collections services worldwide. With a presence through 160 offices in 45 countries Atradius has access to credit information on 100 million companies worldwide. Its products help protect companies throughout the world from payment risks associated with selling products and services on credit.