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WTW appoints Aon’s Van Ede as Global Head of Trade Credit

3rd February 2023 - Author: Jack Willard

Broking and solutions company WTW, has appointed Aon’s Pieter Van Ede as Global Head of Trade Credit.

Within this role, he will report to Evan Freely –  Head of Global Financial Solutions at WTW.

Based in Denver, Van Ede will be responsible for delivering the Global Trade Credit strategy.

WTW has recently highlighted trade credit as being one of its main areas of focus. Van Ede’s appointment clearly demonstrates the firms commitment to further grow within this specialist area.

Van Ede will take over the role previously held by Scott Ettien who will continue as Financial Solutions Regional Head of North America as well as extending Ettien’s role as Global Head of Receivables and Supply Chain Finance.

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Formerly Deputy Global Head of Credit Solutions at Aon, Van Ede has over 30 years of experience in delivering trade credit insurance across several continents.

Prior to joining Aon, he previously held executive positions at insurance broker, Marsh, including Global Clients Group Leader, Trade Credit.

Additionally, he also previously held various executive positions at Atradius in The Netherlands and Credit Guarantee Insurance Corporation in South Africa.

“Pieter’s extensive background in trade credit insurance, will enable WTW to build on the strength and depth of our current offering across the globe. We are delighted to welcome Pieter to the WTW team,” commented Evan Freely, Head of Global Financial Solutions, WTW.

WTW recently launched CyXS – a new cyber facility that aims to provide capacity and efficiency for its clients around the world.

Further, according to WTW’s latest de-risking report, the defined benefit (DB) pensions de-risking market is expected to see one of its biggest years on record in 2023.

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