About Atradius Singapore

Atradius Singapore operates with a team of locally based Underwriters, Account Managers, Debt Collections Specialists, Finance and support staff.

We are committed to working closely with you to better understand your business and build strong relationships.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our Singapore presence at a glance

We have had an official presence in Singapore since January 2007. As a strategic hub for our network of Atradius offices in South East Asia, we work closely with our regional head office in Hong Kong to provide a full range of support for customers operating both within and outside of Singapore’s borders. Singapore is an important centre for regional trade and we support many businesses who are located here and in the wider region, as well as many others who seek to trade with local and regional companies. Our strategic aim is to ensure steady growth in South East Asia through enabling trading opportunities for our customers.

Our focus is on providing traditional Credit Insurance solutions and Debt Collection services. We are able to offer a full range of credit risk services from our Singapore office. We operate with a team of about 40 professionals, and provide local services in Credit Insurance, Special Products for risks that cannot be covered by traditional Credit Insurance and Debt Collections support for local and international businesses. Our team of Underwriters is able to underwrite credit limits locally. Our Collections team works with a worldwide network of 350 debt collection specialists, lawyers and insolvency practitioners to secure the settlement of outstanding debts on your behalf. We also support Atradius Global in providing complete solutions for multinationals.

Singapore is part of our wider Asian network. We currently operate in ten markets in the region and have 15 offices in Asia with more than 220 employees. We deliver our services directly and through a network of local partnerships. For Singapore and the South East Asia region, these include our pan Asian partner Tokio Marine.

Building a strong local presence for local needs

We’re located in the heart of Singapore’s hustling and bustling business area.  We work closely with our colleagues around the world in cross-border teams and are proud to provide a global service with a local focus. Our local focus is on being best in class in servicing our local and Atradius Global accounts.

Contact us to learn more about how we can support your business with Credit Insurance, and Debt Collection Services. Please send an email to Priscillia.Ho@atradius.com.

Management and representatives in Singapore

Atradius Singapore is managed by Heike Gerdes. Her responsibilities include developing the local market, nurturing customer relationships and achieving strategic goals.

Atradius Asia operates under the leadership of regional Managing Director, Eric den Boogert, who is located in Hong Kong. He is supported by the Managing Director for Atradius in South East Asia, Michael Frigo, who is responsible for commercial activities and co-operation partnerships in Singapore and South East Asia as well as by Petr Racek who is the Regional Head of Risk South East Asia & Japan. Both are located in Singapore. The Regional Head Asia Pacific for Atradius Collections is Tony Au who leads the Debt Collections business, steering the local team from his office in Hong Kong.

Senior Management Team

 

Eric Den BoogertEric den Boogert

Eric den Boogert was appointed to the position of Managing Director of Atradius Credit Insurance in Asia and the Middle East in 2011. A member of the Atradius Leadership Team, he is directly responsible for all operations and strategy in Asia and the Middle East.

Eric joined the company in 1995 and has worked in commercial functions located in the Netherlands (Breda), Germany (Cologne), the UK (London) and India (Mumbai) before relocating to Hong Kong in January 2006 to take on the post of Regional Sales Manager New Markets, He was later promoted to Deputy Regional Director New Markets and Country Manager for Hong Kong.

In his previous roles, Eric was responsible for business development in Japan, China, Hong Kong, India, UAE and Brazil as Regional Sales Manager, where he succeeded in achieving growth ahead of target every year.

A law graduate from Erasmus University, Rotterdam (Netherlands), Eric’s extensive experience of working with emerging markets in Asia, the Middle East and South America provides him with a highly developed commercial understanding, which has helped shape the services and solutions provided by Atradius in Asia.

Michael FrigoMichael Frigo

Michael Frigo was appointed Managing Director of Atradius Credit Insurance N.V. for South East Asia in 2015. He is responsible for the Group’s offices, commercial activities and co-operation partnerships in Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam. Prior to this, Michael was Atradius Singapore’s Country Manager where his work included overall responsibility for the local operations and expansion into the wider region.

Michael joined Atradius in 2008 as Senior Underwriting Manager in Singapore after a decade with Bank of New Zealand and National Australia Bank in Melbourne, Australia, where he specialised in cashflow lending and project finance. After joining Atradius he was instrumental in the migration of the South East Asian Risk Underwriting function from the Atradius Sydney office to Singapore, as well as managing the Japan Underwriting team.

Heike GerdesHeike Gerdes

Heike Gerdes was appointed to the position of Country Manager of Atradius Credit Insurance N.V. in Singapore in August 2015. She is responsible for developing the local market, nurturing customer-relationships and achieving strategic goals.

Prior to this, Heike was Head of Sales and Head of Commercial in South East Asia with responsibilities for the sales and account management teams. She has also headed up the Atradius Global Unit team of Austria, Greece, Switzerland and Turkey.

Heike is German and has degrees in Sociology (Diplom-Soziologe) and Business Administration (Diplom-Kauffrau).

Petr Racek management boardPetr Racek

Petr Racek was appointed to the position of Regional Head of Risk for South East Asia and Japan in April 2012. Based in Singapore, he is responsible for managing his region’s Risk Services team and achieving regional strategic goals.

Prior to this Petr was a Senior Underwriter with Atradius based in Sydney, Australia, originally working on the South East Asia portfolio before its transfer to Singapore. He has also worked as Senior Underwriter in Hong Kong, where he was instrumental in developing and extending the company’s underwriting services in the Asia-Pacific region.

Petr is also the Head of  Marine Underwriting Team at Atradius worldwide. He began his career in financial services and credit insurance with Citigroup.

Petr has a Bachelor’s degree in Corporate Economics and Management from Prague’s University of Economics and an MBA.

Tony AuTony Au

Tony Au was appointed to the position of Regional Head of Atradius Collections in Asia Pacific in2008.  He is responsible for managing Collections operations, sales and regional expansion of the business across Asia and Oceania. 

Tony started his career in the Commercial Banking Department at Nanyang Commercial Bank.  He then joined Hong Kong Export Credit Insurance Corporation (HKECIC) where he held various senior positions in underwriting, business development, claims and recoveries. Prior to joining Atradius Collections in 2008, he worked as a Senior Underwriter at QBE Hong Kong & Shanghai Insurance and was mainly responsible for the underwriting and claims in trade credit insurance. 

Tony graduated with a BSc degree in Economics from the School of Business Management, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and received a LL.B. in Chinese Law from Tsinghua University.

Careers with Atradius Singapore

Atradius is a global company and, whilst we recruit the best talent available from both local and international markets, our intention is to create an Asian talent team of well trained and empowered individuals to grow the industry in the region and eventually move on and upwards to other regions to share their Asian perspective on business.

We promote a positive working culture for all of our people. Contact us for the latest information on vacancies and further information on our working culture. Alternatively, please submit your curriculum vitae or résumé by email to Anthony.Rasera@atradius.com.


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