Louis Taylor has been named as the UK Export Finance’s new chief executive, it has been announced.
The current chief operating officer for the Group Treasury at Standard Chartered Bank replaces David Godfrey, who leaves after two years as head of the UK’s export credit agency.
Taylor – who brings with him overseas business and banking experience from his previous roles as CEO of Standard Chartered in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, and vice chair of the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam – will take up the role in October.
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Welcoming Taylor’s appointment, trade minister Lord Maude said: “I am delighted Louis has agreed to take on the key role of chief executive at UK Export Finance.
“He brings extensive experience of international trade and banking, plus knowledge of the world’s most exciting and fast-growing markets. The position is central to our whole-of-government drive to supercharge UK exports in the years ahead.”
Taylor said of his appointment: “I am delighted to join UKEF at such an exciting time, with its new products, a recently widened mandate, and an ambitious business plan. I look forward to helping the organisation and its staff make the most of these powerful new opportunities to support UK exports.”