Principals


Svensk & Company principals have over 110 years of experience collectively in trade credit insurance and international banking, with a particular expertise in Latin America.

Robert E. Svensk was founder and principal of Latin American Underwriters (“LAU”). He was also the founder and former CEO of EIC and Exporters Insurance Company Ltd., prior to which he was the President of AIG Political Risk Inc. Before joining AIG in 1978, Mr. Svensk worked for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation ("OPIC") in Washington, DC as a Loan Officer for Africa, Manager of OPIC's Private Sector Programs, and Deputy Director (Insurance) for Latin America. Mr. Svensk is a graduate of Wesleyan University and the Harvard Business School.

Thomas P. Kane was a partner in LAU and was Exporters Insurance Company's Vice President for Latin America, prior to which he was the General Manager of Banco de Crédito, Guayaquil, Ecuador. Mr. Kane worked for Manufacturers Hanover Bank in a variety of international capacities including their representative in Buenos Aires, Santiago and Istanbul and was a Vice President in the bank's Sovereign Risk Group. Mr. Kane is a graduate of Harvard College and served with the U.S. Marine Corps.

Victor Pocius was also a partner in LAU and has 40+ years of corporate finance experience with extensive experience in customer finance, international credit and collections; supplier trade financing, letters of credit, and foreign exchange. Mr. Pocius has managed Customer Credit and Finance operations for Rockwell Graphic Systems, Beloit Corporation, York International and as Treasurer of Ames True Temper. Mr. Pocius is a graduate of Governors State University and the Stanford Graduate School of Credit and Financial Management.

Andrew Svensk is a 10+ year veteran of the ECPRI market, most recently a Vice President and Underwriter with Allied World Assurance Company ("AWAC"). Mr Svensk was Vice President of LAU from its inception in 2010 to its acquisition by AWAC in 2015. Prior to that Mr Svensk worked for factoring and asset management companies. Mr Svensk did his undergraduate work at Wesleyan University and earned and Masters Degree in Economics from Trinity College (Hartford) and also completed a Credit Analysis Certificate Program at NYU School of Continuing Education.