Vice President & Senior Underwriting Officer
Sophie joined the Sovereign team in Bermuda in October 2008. She moved to London in January 2013 to join ACE Bermuda International as Political Risk Manager. In addition to representing Sovereign in London at client, broker and other marketing meetings and events, Sophie continues to provide support with respect to the underwriting of transactions for banks and trading companies, focusing on the trade, export finance and project finance areas.
Sophie comes to Sovereign from a 13-year career in banking, including seven years as a Senior Manager in Fortis Bank's Global Export and Project Finance group in Brussels. In this role, Sophie was involved in the structuring of project finance deals and buyer credits in emerging markets with political risk coverage provided by multilaterals, ECAs and the private insurance market.
Sophie has a Law Degree and a Postgraduate Degree in International Relations from the University of Leuven in Belgium, as well as a Masters of Law Degree from the University of London, King's College. She is fluent in French, English and Dutch.