Euler Hermes appoints head of region Americas

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Euler Hermes, a subsidiary of Allianz group, has appointed James Daly as head of region for the Americas with responsability for the US, Brazil and Canada.

He will take on his new duties on 1st July and report to Wilfried Verstraete, chairman of the Euler Hermes Board of Management.

Replacing Jochen Duemler, Daly will be based in the regional headquarters in Owings Mills.

Daly joined Euler Hermes in 2003 as UK commercial director, having previously served in commercial roles at Hertz Lease, ABN Amro and Ford Motor Credit.

In 2010, he was appointed director of Market Management, Commercial and Distribution for Euler Hermes Northern region and in 2012, moved to the Paris headquarters as Group sales and distribution director.

In 2014, he was named regional head of MMCD for the Americas.

In becoming head of region for the Americas, Daly also becomes president and chief executive officer of the U.S. operations of Euler Hermes North America Insurance Company.

Arjan van de Wall has been appointed regional head of MMCD for the Americas, reporting to Daly from July 1, 2015.

Formerly, he worked as regional director for the World Agency organisation serving multinational clients in the Americas.

Van de Wall started his career with Atradius, where for 11 years he was responsible for marketing and sales in the Netherlands and North America.

He joined Euler Hermes in the U.S. in 2005 as senior vice president responsible for Latin America, marketing and strategic broker relationships.

In 2010, he became chief executive officer of Euler Hermes Canada, based in Toronto, and in 2012 returned to the U.S. to lead the World Agency regional activity.

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