Mr George Goh has more than 25 years of experience in credit management, debt collection and credit insurance. He was an Associate Director at HSBC Insurance Brokers, assisting in managing the bank’s portfolio of credit risks mitigation into credit insurance, bonds placements, etc, aside from his responsibilities in developing new business and servicing the needs of existing clientele.
He is currently Business Development Director with Pana Harrison (Asia) Pte Ltd, in charge of Trade Credit, Bonds and Political Risks Practice.
Prior to his appointment at HSBC, he was Asst. Vice President for 8 years with Marsh Singapore Pte Ltd, assisting in the same practice area and was responsible for local and regional clients’ servicing and business development, as well as supporting the regional trade credit practice, helping numerous clients to manage their credit management portfolios across Asia Pacific. He was also servicing the world’s largest trade credit Insurance programme for Asia and expansion into China.
George has over 30 years' practical experience in the area of credit management, debt collection, sales, marketing and credit insurance. He has worked with various organisations, including Le Meridien Hotel, OCBC Banking group subsidiaries, Transnational Group, Vikay Industrial, Dun & Bradstreet Corporation and Credinet Singapore (now known as Coface Credit Management Services). His previous roles in his career also included being Commercial Manager for a diversified Indonesian Group in Singapore and South East Asia – PT Bank Buana, PT Rodamas and PT Tato’s specific business interests of optical and stationary products, including manufacturing, distribution and retailing. He was in charge of sales, marketing and credit management functions.
His work experience expanded into the area of credit insurance coverage for companies to insure their most valuable assets – the trade receivables - and to assist companies to use this program for credit enhancement and mitigation tool as collateral for increasing financing as well as sales expansion without unnecessary risks. Being a Technical Specialist as a credit manager and also having experience in the credit information and debt collection agencies (loss adjustments) placed him in a unique position above others in his field of expertise.
George has served on the Board of Management of the Singapore Association of Credit Management and is the currently elected President. He is a hands-on trainer, having conducted numerous public and in-house credit management, debt collection seminars, workshops and conferences in South East Asia , including topics on credit insurance.