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. 

Hannah Walters Hannah Walters

Hannah Walters, Head of Risk Oceania

Hannah Walters manages the Risk Underwriting Team in Australia; remotely managing those in Perth and Brisbane.  Hannah is responsible for managing the Loss ratio across the Oceania Region as well as ensuring the Risk Team balances an “Enabling Trade and Managing Risk” approach to their underwriting to meet the ever increasing customer expectations.   Hannah joined Atradius Credit Insurance N.V. in 1997 and has underwritten in both the UK and Australian Markets across a wide range of industries and managed teams in both markets; this brings more than 19 years of Trade Credit Experience.  Hannah is based in Sydney and is a voting member of the Asia Pacific Credit Committee and sits on the Australian Leadership Team; she has a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Finance.

Dafydd Owen Dafydd Owen

Dafydd Owen, Senior Underwriter Oceania

Dafydd is a Senior Underwriter managing the Mining and Metals portfolio. He joined Atradius in 2010 after 16 years at HSBC. Dafydd has underwritten a broad range of sectors in both Australia and the UK as well as working in mainstream, SRM and New Business underwriting teams. He was an Evolve Partner in the UK and is an experienced coach, trainer and presenter.

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.

Maria YttriMaria Yttri

Maria Yttri, Underwriter

Maria Yttri began as an intern in Collections in early 2016 and quickly secured a full time Underwriting position in Risk when she completed her masters studies that same year. She looks after the construction sector in Australia and New Zealand, and with her valuable industry knowledge and technical abilities she provides her customers confidence when trading. Maria enjoys learning about the evolving market and how businesses adapt their business model to keep up.

Maria has a Master of Professional Accounting (awarded with excellence), and her previous work experience includes informal debt negotiations and consultancy for individuals in financial distress, as well as years of hospitality management in Australia and overseas.

Dean O'ConnellDean O'Connell

Dean O’Connell, Credit Risk Underwriter

Dean O’Connell began his career at Atradius in the United Kingdom in 2015 after being a successful candidate of the Welsh Financial Services Graduate programme, he then transferred to the Sydney office in 2017. Dean has valuable knowledge in the construction sector which helps his customers decide whether to trade with a potential buyer or not. He gets to know his customer and their business well so he can provide relevant buyer information that can help grow their business. Dean graduated from Cardiff University in 2015, completing his BSc in Accountancy and Finance as well as his MSc in Financial Services and Management in 2017.

Christina UngChristina Ung

Christina Ung, Underwriter 

Christina Ung is an Underwriter who joined Atradius in 2017. She underwrites within the agricultural, diary, food, wine and finance industries. She helps her customers trade with a sound mind by providing updated risk assessments on the buyers they trade with, ensuring quick turn around times so they can trade without delay. Prior to joining Atradius she interned at Coface in the Claims team and then moved to a full time role in the Information team. Christina has completed a Bachelor degree in Actuarial Studies with Financial Economics at the University of New South Wales.   

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. He is also acting in the role of Key Account Underwriter for customers in NSW and QLD. 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.

Sutt TontisirinSutt Tontisirin

Sutt Tontisirin , Underwriter

Sutt Tontisirin joined Atradius in the Bangkok office in 2014 as an Underwriter and transferred to Sydney in 2017 as an Underwriter for the retail and paper industries. Sutt provides recommendations and assessments on buyers with a swift turnaround time in order to support customer’s trade transactions and protect their business cash flow. Prior to joining Atradius, he had worked in local banks for 5 years as both a credit analyst and underwriter for the corporate banking segment and as a specialist in project and corporate finance for the oil and gas industries, offshore services and shipping businesses. Whilst working within the banking industry Sutt completed a Master of Business Administration from Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand and also holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and a Certificate Omega in Commercial Lending. 


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