The 79th General and Associated Meeting of Members marked the election of the 42nd President and Vice President of International Credit Insurance & Surety Association.

Mr. Kay Scholz, Divisional Chief Underwriting Officer at R + V Re, was elected by the members of ICISA as President of the association for the next 12 months. Kay Scholz has been a member of the Management committee and Vice President of ICISA since 2018.  His election marks also the first nomination and election of a Reinsurer as President of ICISA.

For the position of Vice President, Mr. Benoît des Cressonnières, CEO of Euler Hermes Reinsurance, was elected. Benoît has served on ICISA’s management committee for the last decade and, as such, is intimately familiar with ICISA.

In the upcoming months, Kay will work closely with Benoît and with Richard Wulff, the newly confirmed Executive Director of the association. The new team will build on solid foundations to further increase ICISA’s focus on what members expect.

At the beginning of their mandate, Richard Wulff notes: “I am humbled by the confidence placed in me by the members of this great association. The team and I have started initiatives in the fields of IT, PR and advocacy. Most of all, we want to bring the membership together in order to learn from each other. Having seen the cooperation and common learning fills me with pride to be able to contribute to ICISA for the good of our industry”.