By Curt Hässler
As of January 1, 2012, the former Managing Director of Coface for the Nordic countries, Mikael Szabo, has joined ICBA Sweden, known also as Söderberg & Partners, in Stockholm, Sweden. ICBA is the largest broker of trade credit insurance, political risk insurance and financial services in Scandinavia. Szabo had been with Coface since 2001, and had held the positions of Country and General Manager for Hungary, Slovakia, and Sweden as well as Managing Director of Coface Norden Services A/S in Denmark.
After such a long time working at a global insurer, I began looking for another way to expand my skills and knowledge, and what is more logical than to join a brokerage that deals with all aspects and suppliers within this exciting business? Having made this decision, ICBA Sweden was the natural step to take: On one hand Söderberg dominates the Swedish financial advisory market and on the other hand ICBA is the most expansive and exciting network of trade credit insurance and political risk specialists in the industry.
In my Coface years I had the opportunity to see how effectively ICBA works with its clients and how well-organised the ICBA group is. It is with great joy that I take on this new challenge! - Mikael Szabo, after one month on board as Partner at ICBA Sweden.
(Curt Hässler is Head of Credit Insurance with ICBA Sweden, Söderberg & Partners, in Stockholm)