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Silja Calac

Senior Surety Underwriter
Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

Silja Calac was born in Switzerland and studied in Paris, where she obtained a Maîtrise d’Ingénerie en Commerce International (Masters Degree in International Trade) at ILECI (Institute of International Economics and Commerce). She acquired her first taste of Forfaiting & Trade Finance when joining the secondary market distribution team of BDEI-Credit Lyonnais, Paris as a junior trader in 1996. Before taking over in Munich the responsibility as Global Head of UniCredit Group's Center of Competence for Trade Risk Management, Forfaiting Financial Institutions and Secondary Market in 2007, Silja worked in Singapore where she assisted in the establishment of a new Forfaiting Department within Bayerische Hypo-und Vereinsbank. In January 2015, Silja joined Swiss Re as Senior Underwrite Surety with the Credit & Surety team, based in Frankfurt, where she has the responsibility to further expand Swiss Re's Surety product offer for banks. Silja Calac is a Board Member of ITFA, Head of the Insurance Committee. She was chairing the German Regional Committee of ITFA from 2010 to 2012. Further, she was also member of the ICC Consultative Commission for the Drafting of the URF and Chairperson of the ICC URF task force until 2014.

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