New Development Director for AICDP

New Development Director for AICDP

The Association of International Credit Directors and Professionals has experienced tremendous growth since its launch in 2014 and how has over 300 members in 20 countries across the globe.

AICDP are looking to the future, strengthening our services to members and growing our membership in Europe and further afield. With this in mind, AICDP has appointed Lisa Baker-Reynolds as Development Director.

Lisa has worked with, and supported, AICDP for the past year; her company, Baker Ing, are Corporate Partners, regularly supporting member growth for the organisation.

Lisa will be developing AICDP country group expansion in line with the Country Groups already set up for UK, Ireland, Netherlands & Norway.  Talks are underway for new AICDP Country Groups in Spain, Cyprus, Eastern Europe and Africa, as well as developing opportunities for members and services, including training and education.

Bill Dunlop, President added “As we celebrate our 5thBirthday, the Executive Committee are proud of how far we have come in delivering events, training and education for Credit Professionals across the globe; our focus now turns to growing and enhancing our membership in the UK and overseas. The Executive Committee and I are delighted to welcome Lisa to the position of Development Director.”

Lisa Baker-Reynoldsadded “AICDP’s ethos and commitment to delivering quality events, education and training for Credit Professionals is why Baker Ing became members. I am delighted to become Development Director and look forward to working with new and existing members to grow and enhance what is already offered.  These are exciting times, and I look forward to supporting AICDP to expand into new countries.’

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AICDP Appoints Ediz Fahri as Economist Advisor

AICDP Appoints Ediz Fahri as Economist Advisor

AICDP Appoints Ediz Fahri as Economist Advisor

The Association of International Credit Directors and Professionals (AICDP) is delighted to announce the appointment of Ediz Fahri, Senior Economist at Dun & Bradstreet as the Economist Advisor to the AICDP.

Ediz has a strong interest in both macro and microeconomics, and political risk and aims to put these skills to use, through his active contribution to the AICDP. Through navigating the most relevant topics today, Ediz aims to help us better understand the current economic climate we live in and the risks and opportunities that this may bring

Ediz has taken over the role from Markus Kuger, who held the position of Lead Economist and Economic Advisor to AICDP since 2016 and the Executive Members would like to take this opportunity to personally thank Markus for his continued support over the years.

Ediz recently spoke at our UK event in London on the Economic Outlook for the UK and Europe in 2019 and beyond and we hope he will prove invaluable to our members as a subject matter expert.

Bill Dunlop, AICDP President added: “Our members value the advice and support our Economic Expert offers and Markus has been valued support to all involved.  The Executive Committee welcomes Ediz to the AICDP Team and he will be attending meetings and events planned over the next few months to meet our members.

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AICDP is a membership organisation for Credit Professionals, helping to raise standards and share best practice in the UK, Europe and beyond.

The knowledge and expertise of the AICDP members is world class and more importantly, the unity of the members in the common belief to drive our profession to the next level in education, operational excellence and designing the competencies of a successful credit professional will be the foundations of its continued success.

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AICDP Netherlands Event Exceeds Expectations

AICDP Netherlands Event Exceeds Expectations

Last week, AICDP delivered an event at Career Control offices in Utrecht for Credit Professions to keep abreast of the latest developments in the credit industry. Topics delivered by subject matter experts included:

  • Blockchain – What does it mean for a Credit Manager?
  • Recruiting for the next generation Credit Director
  • Managing Generation Z
  • AICDP Passport & Education
  • Expected Increase in European Insolvencies & What does it mean for the Credit Manager

The event has been very well received by delegates and the feedback received has been excellent. There was lots of interaction with the attendees and lots to take away and put into action back in the office.

AICDP would like to say a big thank you to Career Control who kindly hosted the event at their offices along with refreshments and food which was a fantastic addition and allowed for plenty of networking.

The next meeting date in the Netherlands will be announced in the next few weeks and you can register your interest in attending future events by emailing

Robbert Officier & Peter van Hanegem
AICDP Netherlands Organisers

AICDP & Irish Credit Management Training (ICMT) Student Graduation

AICDP & Irish Credit Management Training (ICMT) Student Graduation

A wonderful evening was had by all in the Five Star Merrion Hotel in Dublin 2 where the current graduates of the AICDP Certificate & Diploma program received their awards.

Awards were presented by Declan Flood, Course Director, Frank Moroney AICDP and James Riordan CRB who kindly sponsored the event.

Finger food and wine were served in beautiful surroundings and we also presented a special award to the Certificate & Diploma Student of the Year.

Further Graduations will be taking place in 2019.

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AICDP is pleased to Partner with Irish Credit Management Training (ICMT) for the student Graduation Ceremony in Dublin

AICDP is pleased to Partner with Irish Credit Management Training (ICMT) for the student Graduation Ceremony in Dublin

AICDP is delighted to announce that the next Graduation Ceremony for Graduates on the Certificate and Diploma courses will be taking place at the Five Star Merrion Hotel in Dublin on Wednesday 13th March 2019 at 7.00 pm.

We welcome this opportunity to recognise the efforts of all the students who have given their time, commitment and energy to complete their courses.

AICDP continues to strive for the betterment of the profession and to adapt to the changing needs of international credit professionals and we welcome the opportunity to work with ICMT to promote and enhance our training and education programmes to meet this opportunity. We would like to take this opportunity to wish all Graduates future success in their chosen careers.

Photos of the event and further information will be shared on Thursday to celebrate the student’s success.

Bill Dunlop, President & Chris Snelson, CEO

AICDP Celebrates 5th Birthday

AICDP Celebrates 5th Birthday

This week is an important week for AICDP which celebrates its 5th Birthday. Over the past 5 years, AICDP has been instrumental in helping to shape the agenda for Credit Professionals at all levels of their career in the UK, Europe and across the globe.

There are a number of high-level achievements that AICDP are particularly proud of:

·  Defining and Publishing The DNA of an International Credit Director
·  Developing and launching the Management MBA
·  Creating a full and comprehensive education programme for members
·  Launching the International Quality Mark and Vendor Quality Mark
·  Membership has grown exponentially over 5 years – includes membership in 15 countries
· Country Groups have been set up in 4 locations – UK, Ireland, Norway and Netherlands

2019 is also shaping up to be an exciting year with the launch of the new AICDP International Passport – a mechanism for Credit Professionals to validate and authenticate credit qualifications across international borders.

Bill Dunlop, President and Founder of AICDP added – “The credit world has changed significantly in the past 5 years and from what started as a desire to shape the credit profession has taken on a completely different agenda today.  From small beginnings, AICDP now offers Credit Professionals across the globe a wealth of information, education programmes and support to develop their careers – the growth of our membership is a testament to how far we, as an organisation, have come – here’s to the future”.

Thanks to all those who have supported us on our journey.