International credit insurer Coface has announced a new CEO for its business in Asia Pacific. Bhupesh Gupta will take on the role and join Coface’s executive committee in September 2016 and will be based in Hong Kong.

Gupta is currently chief risk officer/chief credit officer for GE Capital Asia-Pacific and brings a wealth of experience to his new role. Gupta has held a number of senior positions throughout the region with GE Capital and has served on the boards of Hyundai Capital in Korea and Cosmos Bank in Taiwan.

In the interim before Gupta’s arrival, Victoria Ma, executive vice president, chief risk underwriting officer, Asia Pacific Region will manage day-to-day operations in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea whilst Fabien Conderanne, country manager Singapore, will manage day-to-day operations in Australia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Source: Insurance Business Online