Euler Hermes UK and Ireland has appointed Özlem Özüner as director of market management, commercial underwriting and distribution (MMCD) with effect from 6th April 2020.
Özlem is responsible for fostering Euler Hermes’ UK and Ireland client and broker relations, business development and marketing. She has joined the board of management and reports to CEO Milo Bogaerts.
Before joining the UK and Ireland team Özlem Özüner was CEO of Euler Hermes Turkey, which she joined in 2011 and where she was instrumental in delivering significant growth in the face of challenging global economic conditions. She has more than 20 years’ experience in financial services, previously holding leading roles in banking and finance, including two years in corporate banking at HSBC in London.
Milo Bogaerts said: “This is clearly a challenging time for UK businesses. Özlem’s experience, enthusiasm, creativity and track record in managing through uncertainty will give our clients greater confidence to trade in the current climate.”
She succeeds Mike de Bresser, who was appointed CEO of Euler Hermes Netherlands earlier this year.
Euler Hermes is present in 52 countries with 6,000 employees. In 2019, its consolidated turnover was €2.9 billion and insured global business transactions represented €950 billion in exposure.