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Patrick Lecoy, founder and CEO of Export Assistance and Development (EAD), based in Monaco, has more than thirty years of experience in the fields of international business development, of export-credit risk management and is an internationally recognized trade-finance expert and structured commodity-finance.
He has structured the financing of numerous international investment projects, ranging from commercial transactions to the construction of infrastructures.
Patrick worked for many years in the emerging markets division of the Dow Chemical Company, managing very significant exposures in these sensitive markets. He also worked for The World Bank in Washington DC, USA, focusing on the elaboration of schemes for mitigating credit-risk in the developing countries.
Patrick has worked in more than 100 countries, successfully structuring complex business development, credit and financing projects. He has built up an extensive portfolio of influential international contacts in the financial and insurance sectors.
Patrick Lecoy’s expertise has been acknowledged by his nomination, in 2004, as “Conseiller du Commerce Extérieur de la France” (Advisor to the French Government on External Trade Affairs).
FCIB (An Association of Executives in Finance, Credit and International Business), the highly esteemed international organization of credit-management and credit-insurance professionals, has twice elected Patrick to be the moderator of prestigious European conferences.
He is one of the contributors to the Third Edition of the “Handbook of International Credit Management”, published by Gower in 2001. This book is a recognised reference in the field of international credit-management.
Patrick Lecoy has a Master’s Degree in Management from the University of Montpellier, France, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Bradford Management Centre, England.