Patrick Lecoy, founder and Managing Director of Export Assistance and Development (EAD – www.e-a-d-monaco.com), based in Monaco, has more than thirty years of experience in the fields of project development and export-credit risk management. He is an internationally recognized trade and project-finance expert and structured commodity finance.
With a clear focus on emerging and low-income countries, he has structured the financing of numerous international investment projects, ranging from commercial transactions to the construction of infrastructures.
Patrick worked for many years in the emerging markets division of the Dow Chemical Company, managing very significant projects and exposures in these sensitive markets. He also worked for The World Bank in Washington DC, USA, focusing on the structuring of project-financing schemes mainly in the agriculture, health, and vaccination sectors.
Patrick has worked in more than 100 countries, successfully structuring complex credit and financing projects. He has built up an extensive portfolio of influential contacts in the development, financial and insurance sectors.
Patrick Lecoy’s expertise has been acknowledged by his nomination, in 2004, as “Conseiller du Commerce Extérieur de la France” (Advisor to the French Government on External Trade Affairs).
FCIB (An Association of Executives in Finance, Credit and International Business), the highly esteemed international organization of credit-management and credit-insurance professionals, has twice elected Patrick to be the moderator of prestigious European conferences.
He is one of the contributors to the Third Edition of the “Handbook of International Credit Management”, published by Gower in 2001. This book is a recognized reference in the field of international credit management.
Export Assistance and Development (EAD) is a proud member of the Monaco Economic Board (MEB and the Club des Entrepreneurs Monégasques en Afrique (CEMA).
Patrick Lecoy holds a Master’s Degree in Management from the University of Montpellier, France, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Bradford Management Centre, England.