Managing Director IRIA SA
Director IRIA Limited
After graduating in politics from IUHEI in Geneva, Christophe trained at Banque Paribas and SGS and joined André & Cie SA, a Swiss grain trader, in 1985. In 1989, he moved to the Continental Grain Company based in Geneva, firstly as Countertrade Manager, then as Trade Finance Manager and lastly as General Director of Russia and Ukraine. Christophe moved to the political risk insurance broking business in 1999, spending four years with SIACI-JLT. He founded IRIA SA in 2003.
Vincent de Spoelberch
Executive Director IRIA SA
Director IRIA Limited
After graduating in micro-technology engineering at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale of Lausanne, Vincent spent the first five years of his career in commodity trade finance banking at Banque Paribas and UOB in Geneva. In 1996, he moved to oil trading, joining Savas Oil Management SA. Vincent moved back to commodity trade finance in 2000 to become Senior Account Officer at ING in Geneva. Four years later, he joined Litasco, the international marketing and trading company of the Lukoil group, as Credit Risk & Credit Control Manager. Vincent joined IRIA SA in 2006.
Senior Associate Director
Benoit graduated in Business at the IPAG in Paris in 2005. After training in Abu Dhabi with a provider of technical services to oil companies, Benoit spent the first six years of his career in commodity trade finance at Credit Agricole (Suisse) SA (Account Officer) and then ING (Senior Transactional Manager). In between, Benoit worked as Trade Finance Officer for the oil trader Castor Petroleum limited. Benoit joined IRIA SA in 2011.
Mark graduated in business administration at the Hamburg School of Business Administration in 2000. He started his career at Euler Hermes in Germany in different credit risk underwriting functions. In 2004 he moved to Euler Hermes in Switzerland where he built up the risk underwriting and credit analyst departments. In 2010 he became the Director for Risk, Claims and Collections and Deputy CEO of Euler Hermes Switzerland, overseeing all operations with regards to credit analysis, risk underwriting, and claims management. Mark joined IRIA SA in 2020.