Charles Berry, Chairman, BPL, UK
Charles Berry has worked as a London based specialist credit and political risk insurance (CPRI) broker since 1974 when the market was then in its infancy.
He began his career with Hogg Robinson, before co-founding Berry Palmer & Lyle Ltd (BPL Global) in 1983.
BPL Global’s clients are major multinational corporations, banks and financial institutions. BPL Global’s portfolio of policies placed with private CPRI insurers exceeds USD 38 billion of current limits, and comprises mainly emerging market risk and medium and long term (MLT) risk. It has offices in London, Paris, Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai and affiliated offices in Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Milan and Sao Paulo.
Charles Berry sits on the Board of the London and International Insurance Brokers’ Association (LIIBA). He has a Masters degree from Oxford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School and is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute.
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