PRESIDENT AND CEO, NORTH AMERICA REGIONFredrik Murer is President and CEO of Coface’s North America Region.
Based in Princeton, New Jersey, Mr. Mürer is responsible for the overall strategic direction and management of Coface’s business lines in the United States and Canada, including trade credit insurance and credit information services. He is a member of the Coface Executive Committee.
Before joining Coface, Mr. Murer was Head of Americas, Political Risk & Credit at Ace-Chubb Corporation. He has had a long and distinguished career in the insurance sector, having held senior political risk underwriting roles in Zurich Financial Services Group from 2002 to 2004, the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies between 1997 and 2002, and the American International Group, where he started his career in 1993.
A Norwegian national and permanent US resident, Mr. Murer holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, and a Master of Business Administration from the American Graduate School of International Management.
Executive Vice President, Coface North America
Kenneth Moyle is a Senior Vice President at Coface North America, responsible for managing the underwriting of all credit insurance policies, Ken manages Coface's exposure in North America, and is also responsible for the analysis and evaluation of larger exposures.
Mr. Moyle started as an underwriter in the Credit Insurance Department of Continental Insurance in 1986 and has held various underwriting and administrative positions in credit insurance at Continental and then CNA Credit, both predecessors to Coface North America.
Prior to that he worked as a credit analyst for Integrity Insurance Company, underwriting financial guarantees. He has a B.A. from Rutgers College and an MBA from Rutgers Graduate School of Management.
Mr. Moyle is a licensed Property & Casualty Insurance Producer. He is based in Princeton, New Jersey.
Senior Executive Vice President for Commercial and Risk Underwriting
Stephen Atallah is the Senior Executive Vice President for Commercial and Risk Underwriting at Coface North America. He manages Coface’s North American team of risk and commercial underwriters, who are responsible for delivering solutions to protect clients in the USA and Canada against the risk of non-payment of their accounts receivable.
Mr. Atallah is a trade finance professional with over 25 years of experience in structured trade finance and credit risk mitigation for projects around the globe. From 2001 until 2014, he was Managing Director and Head of Deutsche Bank Americas’ Structured Trade and Export Finance division. Prior to that, he held similar positions at Societe General, ABN AMRO, and Ex-Im Bank. Since 2014, Mr. Atallah has provided structured trade and receivables finance consulting for corporations and project sponsors in Africa, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East.
Mr. Atallah is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and Georgetown University Law School. He is a frequent speaker at industry conference and forums on trade credit.
SENIOR EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES AND MARKETINGGina Gruhn is Coface North America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
Based in Princeton, New Jersey, she is responsible for the commercial development for all of Coface’s business in the United States and Canada, including trade credit insurance and business credit information.
Ms. Gruhn has over 23 years of experience in sales and client management. Before joining Coface, Ms. Gruhn was an executive in the healthcare industry, where she was responsible for strategic relations and business development for a Fortune 500 pharmacy services firm.
Ms. Gruhn holds an undergraduate degree in Finance and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. She is also active in several charities in New Jersey.