06.12.2021 – 09:30
Euler Hermes Germany
Euler Hermes, the world’s leading credit insurer, announces changes in the management team in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH region): Silke Grimm (53) will take on the role of Human Resources (HR) Director in the largest on January 1, 2022 Euler Hermes unit. Her successor as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will also take effect on January 1, 2022, Philippe Dessevre (53). Both report to Milo Bogaerts, CEO of Euler Hermes in the DACH region.
“In the course of the modern world of work and digital transformation, the topic of human resources will have an even more central importance than before,” says Milo Bogaerts, CEO of Euler Hermes in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. “In this respect, it is a logical step to also place a special focus on these new challenges in management.”
Silke Grimm has been CFO of Euler Hermes in the DACH region since 2011. She was also in charge of the design of the modern working environment in the “Euler Hermes Quartier”, Euler Hermes’ new headquarters in Hamburg, where the focus is on sustainability, communication and networked, project-based work. In this context, she played a key role in driving cultural change. Before that, she was Chief Risk and Compliance Officer and since 2001 has held numerous management positions in the finance department. She also holds numerous mandates, including on the advisory board of the Deutsche Bundesbank, Börsenrat, Hamburg School of Business Administration (HSBA) and Finanzplatz eV of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce.
Philippe Dessevre has more than 30 years of experience in the financial sector and holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Paris-Dauphine. He has been Chief Risk Officer at the Euler Hermes Group since 2016 and was responsible for risk management in this role. From 2007 to 2016 he was Chief Financial and Administration Officer (CFAO), first at Euler Hermes World Agency and then at Euler Hermes France, and previously held numerous managerial positions in finance and controlling.
“I am pleased that with Silke and Philippe we have two proven experts for our DACH management on board,” says Clarisse Kopff, CEO of the Euler Hermes Group. “I wish both of them all the best and every success in their new roles.”
Euler Hermes is the global market leader in credit insurance and a recognized specialist in security and guarantees, debt collection and protection against fraud or political risks. The company has more than 100 years of experience and offers its customers comprehensive financial services to support them in liquidity and receivables management.
Euler Hermes uses the company’s own monitoring system to track and analyze the insolvency development of more than 80 million small, medium-sized and multinational companies on a daily basis. Overall, the expert analyzes cover markets that account for 92% of global gross domestic product (GDP).
With this expertise, Euler Hermes makes world trade more secure and gives the more than 66,000 customers around the world the trust they need in their business and how they are paid. As a subsidiary of Allianz and with an AA rating from Standard & Poor’s, Euler Hermes is the financially strong partner at the side of its customers in the event of damage.
The company, headquartered in Paris, is represented in over 50 countries and employs around 5,800 people worldwide. In 2020, Euler Hermes insured business transactions worth EUR 824 billion worldwide. More information on www.eulerhermes.de
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