Christina Westholm-Schröder
Senior Vice President & Chief Underwriting Officer


Christina is responsible for all aspects of Sovereign's transactional underwriting, with particular focus on capital markets and financial institution business. Christina is also relationship manager for a number of Sovereign's ECA and Multilateral Agency clients. Christina has worked in the political risk field for more than 30 years. Christina is the elected Vice President of the Berne Union (the International Union of Credit & International Insurers), and has served on its board since 2014. She is also an Alternate Director of the African Trade Indemnity Agency (ATI).

Prior to joining Sovereign, she was with the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) for 11 years. She joined MIGA as one of its first employees in 1988 and worked in several capacities, including Regional Manager for Asia and Latin America and most recently as Manager for Syndications and Business Development, responsible for starting the Agency’s re- and co-insurance activities. Prior to MIGA, Christina worked as a political risk insurance broker in the Bank of America's Global Trade Finance Department in New York and as Manager in the Political Risk Department at AB Max Matthiessen in Stockholm, Sweden. Christina has a degree in international business from Stockholm School of Economics and Business Administration and an MBA in finance from New York University.