Risk Services Team Australia

Risk Services Team Australia

The Risk Services Team is a dedicated team of professionals working closely with customers and buyers to ensure credit limit decisions are issued quickly and right the first time. Click on a link below to find out more about them. 

Carl Earls, Head of Risk UnderwritingCarl Earls

Carl Earls, Head of Risk - Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands

Carl has over 20 years of experience in the credit insurance industry, underwriting a cross section of industries and markets. He is committed to providing excellent customer service and understanding each client's needs.

He started his journey with Atradius out of our UK office in 2000 and has been based in Australia since 2008. He has previously held roles in underwriting, special risk management and prior to his current role successfully headed the Key Account Underwriting team for Asia Pacific.

In his current role Carl manages a team of 13 who are responsible for delivering credit limit decisions to customers so they can trade safely with new and existing buyers. The underwriting team manages over 50,000 applications per year, using a combination of algorithmic automation and their expertise.

Carl holds a Batchelor of Arts in History and Politics and is a voting member of the Asia Pacific Credit Committee and sits on the Australian Leadership Team.

Alena DobesAlena Dobes

Alena Dobes, Senior Underwriter of Global and Key Accounts

Alena Dobes works as a Senior Key Account Underwriter. Alena has more than 18 years of experience in banking and insurance. Before starting with Atradius, Alena worked for two years in EFIC as an industry underwriter responsible for the food and textile portfolio. Prior to that, Alena worked for ING Bank in the Czech Republic, Poland and the Netherlands, specialising in risk management in relation to corporate and trading risk. She moved to Australia in 2000 to complete a Master of Commerce degree at Sydney University. Alena joined Atradius in October 2003, when it first established its Australian operation.  Since then, she has worked in the Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane offices. In her current role, Alena is responsible for a number of credit limit portfolios (global and local) and she is actively involved in underwriting of new business opportunities. Previously Alena was responsible for underwriting risk in South East Asia.

Shreekant DangraShreekant Dangra

Shreekant Dangra, Senior Underwriter Oceania

Shreekant Dangra works with the Risk Underwriting team as a Senior Underwriter. At Atradius he underwrites ICT (Electronics)/ Telecommunications/Energy & Fuel Portfolio and acts as Key Account Underwriter for around 10 Key Customers. Shreekant joined Atradius working in the Indian operations in 2010 and moved to Sydney in 2013, and has more than 10 years of experience working in Underwriting/Credit Rating/Risk Advisory Roles at various organizations in India and overseas. He has worked with KPMG and CARE Ratings (India), Damac Group (Dubai) and Atradius Credit Insurance (India & Australia).Shreekant holds a Bachelor Degree in Commerce (Finance & Accounting) and Post-Graduate qualification in Management specialising in  Finance. 

Kathryn Aliberti Kathryn Aliberti

Kathryn Aliberti, Senior Underwriter Oceania

Kathryn Aliberti works as a Senior Underwriter and manages the Mining, Metals, Construction Materials, Machinery and Engineering portfolio. Kathryn graduated from the University of NSW with a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Politics and History. With more than seven years experience working in various roles within the Credit Insurance industry, Kathryn joined Atradius in 2013 as an Underwriter responsible for the Construction materials, Machinery and Pacific Islands portfolio and has since taken up a team leader position within the Risk Services Team.

Sweta IyengarSweta Iyengar

Sweta Iyengar, Associate Senior Underwriter

Sweta Iyengar joined Atradius in 2014, located in our Indian office before moving to Sydney in 2017 where she now underwrites our construction portfolio.

Sweta enjoys working for Atradius because we have a cooperative spirit and shared goals that revolve around helping our clients. She works in a logical, precise manner to make sure her underwriting knowledge proves valuable to our clients, ultimately protecting them from non-payment.

Prior to Atradius, Sweta worked for JP Morgan Services India Pvt. Ltd and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) and Post-Graduate qualification in Management specialising in Finance.

Yuchen PengYuchen Peng

Yuchen Peng,  Senior Underwriter 

Yuchen Peng is a Senior Underwriter in the Risk Underwriting team and is responsible for managing day to day client requests in the Electronics and Chemicals sectors. Yuchen has more than 7 years of experience working in trade credit insurance, his career started as a risk analyst in 2010 for Coface where he then progressed to the position of Senior Manager for Information and Internal Ratings. Yuchen studied and graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Commerce – Professional Accounting at the University of NSW with a Masters in Financial Analysis, he has also completed Level II of the Chartered Financial Analyst program.