Global Leadership for

Cultural Transformation

The world is changing at an unprecedented pace.  It's not just about Digital Transformation and Big Data Analytics anymore.  The Global Trade flows are changing, Globalization is ending, and the Economic Cycle is turning towards a deceleration...


Many companies and corporates aren't well prepared to face these Multi-Dimentional Changes at the same time and need additional Management Skills to lead through the Transformation.

Today's skills aren't just about "Digital" but even more about "Cross-Cultural", understanding contradictions and paradigm shifts, recruiting Global Talent and coordinating teams to take advantage of emerging opportunities, specifically in Growth Markets.

Bart has the background (Computer Science) and the experience (Worked in 4 continents) in this Globalized Digitized world where Culture and Cross-Cultural differences can actually facilitate the Transformation and Sustained Success.


Success & Performance are generated by both Talent and Engagement together: integrated teams that are driven towards clear goals.



Multi-Lingual seasoned Global CEO with 30 years professional experience in Growth Markets, focussing on Corporate Banking, Insurance, Global Travel and Aviation.

Bart A. Pattyn: Belgian National - Global Citizen

  • Technical Background (Master of Engineering in Computer Science)

  • Hands-on Leadership experience in Corporate Banking and Insurance

  • 10 year Emerging Europe - 10 years Asia - 10 years North & Latin America

His strengths and the success of his teams comes from a deep understanding of what drives people in the changing environment, allowing integrated and synchronized team performance


Bart A. Pattyn has joined Coface from September 2000 to August 2018 and was part of the Coface leadership team for 18 years.

  • 2000 Regional Managing Director Coface South Asia Pacific, based in Singapore and with responsibility for the group’s products, strategy and distribution/acquisitions in South Asia Pacific.  

  • 2004 President & CEO Coface Latin America, based in Mexico, as President or Chairman of the Board of Coface Entities in 10 countries, including 8 regulated Insurance entities.

  • Coface is largest Trade Credit Insurance underwriter in Latin America.  Market share 30% in 2017.  Over 400 staff


Before that September 1985 to August 2000, Bart made a career in KBC Bank (ex Kredietbank), a Belgian Banking and Insurance group.​

  • Belgium:  Management Trainee

  • Ireland:  Sales Manager Aircraft Finance

  • Spain & Portugal:  Corporate Banking Representative Office

  • Singapore:  Chief Commercial Officer

  • New York:  Deputy General Manager

  • India:  Chief Executive Officer

  • In India he was responsible for creating KBC Bank Mumbai Branch (Greenfield project).  


Bart is multi-lingual, fluent in 5 languages.

  • 2002 Guest Faculty for APEC (“Asia Pacific Economic Council”) in Manilla, Philippines

  • 2003 Expert on Singapore Government’s ERC (“Economic Review Committee”) 

  • 2008 & 2014 two mandates as President and in 2016 as Secretary General of the Latin American Credit Insurance Association ("ALASECE"), in Bogota, Colombia.  

  • 2017 Air France-KLM Member Customer Advisory Board in Mexico.

  • Experienced aviator (private transatlantic flights) and global traveller (visited >60 Countries for business and pleasure)


Bart is a recognized “Business Builder” having started banks and insurance companies, both greenfield and transformation of companies, in Growth markets and created “winning teams” in the businesses he is involved with.

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