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Asia committee Committee of Underwriters Credit Insurance Committee LGD Sub-Committee Regulatory Sub Committee Single Risk Committee Surety Committee Surety Trade Credit Insurance Global

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Global Surety, Trade credit

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A modern and agile company with the most finely meshed international network, Coface is a reference in credit insurance and risk management. With over 70 years of experience as an industry leader, and a team of 4,200 experts serving around 50,000 companies, Coface experts work to the beat of the global economy.
Coface is “for trade”. Our purpose is to collaborate with our clients to build successful, growing and more dynamic businesses. And by helping build stronger businesses, we contribute to the smooth-running of the economy, while using sound CSR principles to act as a global responsible actor.


Coface was created in 1946 as an insurance company specialised in export credit insurance. In 1992, Coface began its international development in the United Kingdom and Italy. In 1994, Coface became a private company and acquired German (AK) and Austrian (ÖKV) credit insurers. In 2002, Natixis Banques Populaires became its main shareholder. In 2011, Coface refocused its activity on credit insurance. The Group has been a listed company (Euronext, Paris – CAC Small) since 2014. Under the leadership of Xavier Durand, Coface has already successfully completed the plan ‘Fit to Win’ and has launched in 2019 a second plan “Build to Lead”.

Highlights in 2021
  • Operating directly or indirectly in 100 countries representing around 97% of global GDP
  • Data on 80 million businesses worldwide
  • Over 70 years of experience
  • € 540 billion in risk capacities made available to clients
  • 50,000 corporate customers
  • 4250 experts, including 660 underwriters and credit analysts and 410 claims and recovery managers
  • AA- by Fitch / A2 by Moody’s, standalone IFS
  • ICON launched as a global information portal, alongside a suite of corresponding API
Members of the Group Management Board

Xavier DURAND, Chief Executive Officer
Pierre BEVIERRE, Chief Human Resources Officer
Cyrille CHARBONNEL, Underwriting Director
Declan DALY, Chief Operations Officer
Nicolas GARCIA, Commercial Director
Phalla GERVAIS, Chief Financial & Risk Officer
Carole LYTTON, General Secretary
Keyvan SHAMSA, Business Technology Director
Thibault SURER, Strategy and Business Development Director

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