UKEF boosts its presence in North America, Africa and the Pacific

UK Export Finance (UKEF), the UK government’s export credit agency, has further increased its international business development network with four new hires in North America, Africa and Asia-Pacific.

Jesse McDougall joins UKEF as Country Head for the USA, Mohammed Saad as Country Head for Egypt, Valentino Dass as County Head for Malaysia and Tim Meaney as Country Head for the Philippines.

Each of these new country heads bring decades of experience working in finance and business development in their regions, giving UK exporters access to vital local knowledge in markets throughout the world.

UK Minister for Exports, Mike Freer MP, said: “We are conducting the most ambitious trade policy programme ever pursued by a major economy, with new free trade agreements providing improved access to markets around the world. From Houston to Manila, these new overseas finance experts will give UK exporters the edge in winning contracts in key strategic markets.

“With COP26 around the corner, I am delighted that our new country heads in the USA, Egypt, Malaysia and the Philippines will bolster UKEF’s offering, with a particular focus on sharing British green expertise around the world.”