Freely joins Executive Board to help shape the insurance broker’s global strategy, having previously been Global Head of Marsh’s Credit Specialties Group.

BPL Global, the leading credit and political risk insurance (CPRI) broker, is delighted to announce the appointment of Evan Freely to its Executive Board. Bringing over 25 years of market experience, Freely will work alongside BPL Global’s management team to help shape the strategic direction of the company, while also contributing to product development and providing CPRI expertise to global financial institution and corporate clients. Based out of New York, Freely adds to the company’s growing on-the-ground operational presence in the Americas region.

Freely joins BPL Global following 11 years as Managing Director and Global Practice Leader for Marsh’s Credit Specialties Group, prior to which he spent seven years running Willis’ Financial Solutions division for the Americas, and seven years at FCIA Management Company, a leading US CPRI insurer. Highly experienced and extensively qualified in advising on the full range of products in the CPRI industry, Freely has helped clients manage risk through the 1993 turndown in Venezuela, the 2002 crisis in Argentina and the 2008 global financial crisis.
Charles Berry, Chairman of BPL Global, comments: “Evan’s appointment, together with our new presence in New York, confirms our ambition and ability to provide a seamless global service to our clients across the Americas, EMEA and Asia.”

Freely comments: “BPL Global’s reputation for specialist knowledge, technical expertise and client-centric approach is second-to-none, making it the natural next move for me. Joining an independent broker and having the opportunity to work with many of the most experienced practitioners in the CPRI market is hugely exciting, and I look forward to helping contribute to the company’s continued global growth.”

Freely further enhances BPL Global presence in the US, with the broker having recently opened its office in New York, complementing existing offices in London, Paris, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai and Geneva. The opening was marked by an event in March, which brought together some of the region’s leading experts to provide their personal insights into the CPRI market claims process from the perspective of clients, loss adjusters, and insurers.