Appointment of new Elected Officials and Institutional Representatives to the Berne Union's Management Committee

MC Announcement

In elections and voting at and following the 2021 AGM, the Berne Union has appointed new Officials for the ECA and PC Committees as well as 5 new institutional representatives on the Management Committee

We are delighted to announce the appointment of new Elected Officials (EOs):

ECA Committee
  • Isabel Galdiz, Vice President, International Relations Division, US EXIM as the new Chair of the ECA Committee
  • Yuichiro AkitaGeneral Manager, Planning and Policy Department, NEXI as the new Vice Chair of the ECA Committee
  • Josef Jirkal, Director International Relations Department, EGAP, as the new Chair of the Prague Club Committee
  • Silvia Gavorníková, Head of International Relations, EXIMBANKA SR, as the new Vice Chair of the Prague Club Committee

Elected Officials of the Berne Union

Biographies of Elected Officials of the Berne Union

In addition, 5 new institutional representatives have been voted in as rotating members of the Berne Union Management Committee (MC).

We are pleased to welcome:  Etihad Credit Insurance (ECI) UAE, EKF Denmark, Liberty Specialty , Exim Hungary, and Finnvera Finland

Both EOs and MC institutional representatives will serve for a term of 2 years until the end of the 2023 AGM. See below for More info

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