Burton steps up to take over from Speitel

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Coface has appointed Richard Burton as manager for the Asia Pacific platform, with immediate effect.
Burton has held the position of deputy manager up until he took over from Jean-Claude Speitel who retired at the end of last month.
Burton joined Coface in 1993 after a career in defence engineering, information technology and at the London Stock Exchange.

In London and then in Paris, he was in charge of several Coface roll-out projects worldwide within the international department. He then moved to Hong Kong in 1999 to build up Coface’s activities in China, where he was developed strong relationships and played an important role in making the insurer a well-known player in the Chinese market.
Burton will be in charge of continuing the international development of the Coface Group in Asia Pacific where it is a leader in credit insurance.