Richard Burton is appointed Manager of the Asia Pacific Platform
Richard Burton has been appointed Manager for the Asia Pacific Platform since the 1st of June 2012.
He held the position of Deputy Manager up until he took over from Jean-Claude Speitel who retired at the end of May.
Richard Burton has a degree in mathematics and a MBA from Cass Business School in London. He 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 in the International Department. He then moved to Hong Kong in 1999 to build up Coface’s activities in China, He developed strong relationships there (the most notable one with the insurer Ping An) and had an important role in making Coface a well known player on the Chinese market.
Richard Burton will be in charge of continuing the international development of the Coface Group in Asia Pacific where Coface is number one in Credit Insurance in all of the countries where it is present.