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OUR EXPERTS

Joe Blenkinsopp


Joe is our Senior Vice President and Global Head of Market Development and Distribution for Political Risk, Credit and Bond Insurance. His specialist knowledge and broad experience in international trade and overseas investment have made Joe a recognised expert in the political risk and trade credit insurance industry. Dedicated to understanding clients’ risks, his passion is to find solutions for complex technical risks and help unlock opportunities for growth.

Product Expertise

Industry Expertise

Geographic Focus

  • Asia PacificAustralia
  • EMEAAustria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland
  • UK & IrelandIreland, United Kingdom

Joe has specialized in political and credit risk management and insurance for more than 30 years and held senior underwriting, broking and management roles at QBE, Coface, Exporters Insurance Company, Marsh (Sedgwick) and Willis.

Joe was educated in the UK and the US and holds a degree in political science from Boston University. He frequently speaks at industry conferences and contributes to trade publications.

Recent Activities and Publications

    Affiliations – Lloyd’s Market Association (LMA), The Berne Union, International Underwriting Association (IUA).


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