UKEF adds to its international business development network by hiring senior trade representatives in USA, Egypt, Malaysia and the Philippines.
UK Export Finance (UKEF), the UK government’s export credit agency, has further increased its international business development network with four new hires in North America, Africa and Asia-Pacific.
Established in 1919, it exists to ensure that no viable UK export should fail for a lack of finance from the private market and provides finance and insurance to help exporters win, fulfil and get paid for export contracts.
Jesse McDougall joins UKEF as Country Head for the USA, Mohammed Saad as Country Head for Egypt, Valentino Dass as County Head for Malaysia, and Tim Meaney as Country Head for the Philippines.
Each of these new country heads bring decades of experience working in finance and business development in their regions, giving UK exporters access to vital local knowledge in markets throughout the world.
UK Minister for Exports, Mike Freer MP, said:
These new appointments increase UKEF’s Country Head network to 15, operating on every habitable continent, with plans for 11 more hires in strategic markets around the world by 2022 and beyond.
Working alongside HM Trade Commissioners and British Ambassadors overseas, UKEF’s Country Heads work with overseas governments and multinational companies looking to buy from the UK to create trading opportunities for British businesses.
While these new country heads can work to support companies in all sectors, they have a particular focus on stimulating green and clean growth industries and sustainable projects in their regions as the UK hosts the UN climate change conference COP26 conference in Glasgow.