About Coface

Our organisation


Coface began to diversify internationally in 1992. Currently, the Group has global capabilities to support its clients’ growth in their home markets and with their exports by offering them credit insurance services tailored to their needs.
The Group’s organisation is focused entirely on this goal. Its 4,400 employees working in 67 countries offer adapted risk prevention, monitoring and protection services to companies of all sizes and nationalities and in all sectors. To that end, the Group’s underwriters, business information and receivables collection specialists are available to serve clients and enable them to carry out their business activities more safely. Clients thus benefit from the expertise and organisation of an international Group that can offer them local service fine-tuned to their needs.

Executive Committee

Gino Conte
/ Chief Executive Officer 
Coface South Africa has a dedicated team determined to provide clients with the best possible advice and service delivery, in order to facilitate and protect the growth of our clients’ business. The dedication and commitment of each individual at Coface South Africa is the driving force behind our current and future success.
/ Chief Operating Officer (Deputy Country Manager)  
The Operations department consists of Claims, Collections, Information (Enhanced Information Centre) and HR departments. We are a team of high quality professionals who collectively possess vast experience in our fields of expertise. We pride ourselves on our professionalism and passion for excellent service delivery to both our external and internal clients.
/ Chief Financial Officer
The Finance and Compliance departments strive to support and assist the business to achieve its strategic goals. The Finance team’s objective is to provide quality management information, financial analysis and reporting to key stakeholders. Legal, risk management and compliance is focused on guiding and aligning the business to ensure its obligations are met in terms of legislation, regulation, best practice and international group standards.
/ Chief Information Officer 
The IT department is dedicated to ensuring the availability of systems and technology to support a global platform of stakeholders, with a service-centric team. IT service delivery is our first and foremost ambition, enabled by leveraging various technologies in order to provide seamless, simple and effective systems to meet our local and global business requirements.
/ Chief Underwriting Officer
The underwriting team is made up of a highly skilled team of individuals who are industry experts in specific industry segments. We are a close knit and experienced team that see beyond the obvious, whilst still focusing on the reality.
William SURMON
/ Chief Commercial Officer
The commercial department draws inspiration from the diversity of our clients in every industry, to complement the uniqueness, outlook and value to each client. It is our passion to facilitate our clients’ business growth through tailor-made Trade Credit solutions that fit the clients’ business profile.
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