With extensive experience in structured finance and export credit, Michal is the Chief International Business Officer of SACE, holding responsibility for the Group’s International Relations, Overseas Network and Political Credit Recovery.
She manages SACE’s active participation within the OECD and the EU, as well as the relationship with the peer group. Over the past 10 years, she has steered the expansion of SACE’s overseas network, supervising international underwriting generated by the 12 offices abroad. Her responsibilities also include all activities related to the Paris Club and other political recoveries.
Prior to her election as President, Michal sat on the Berne Union Management Committee for several mandates, also serving as Vice President from 2014 to 2016. During the same years, she led an outreach initiative between the Berne Union and the World Bank Group. In addition to her BU activities, from 2017 to 2020 Michal served as the first Secretary General of the International Working Group (IWG). From 2018 to 2021 she was the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI), where she currently holds an Alternate Director position.
Prior to working at SACE, she spent 10 years at Mediocredito Centrale (Head of Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals, Structured Finance) and 7 years with HSBC. With a Business Studies, Risk Management and Finance BSc Honors degree from City University Business School (London, renamed CAAS), Michal has worked in investment banking in several European countries and has been invited to speak in numerous conferences worldwide.
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