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Launch of the Association of International Credit Directors Print E-mail
Thursday, 06 March 2014

A new organisation – The Association of International Credit Directors (AICD) – has been formed to help establish a ‘gold standard’ for the role performed by international credit and collection professionals.

The AICD is targeting the increasing number of professionals who conduct their business across multiple regions and borders.
The AICD also aims to develop best practice for use of technology in business support, and to provide a collective voice for professionals who have been elevated to the position of International Credit Director.
On top of this, the AICD will provide support and advice on organisational structure and organisational change similar to ones transitioning to Shared Service Centre models, and be a focal point for international economic media who want information and comment on international credit and collection matters.
The AICD is led by Bill Dunlop, a Fellow of The Institute of Credit Management with a wealth of experience in the credit and collection industry who has worked for international companies including General Motors, Digital Equipment/Compaq, Hawker Siddeley and Scotiabank over a 40-year career.
Other AICD founder members are International Credit Directors at companies including Microsoft, Fox Broadcasting and Japan International Tobacco, Doosan Group, VF Corporation, Office Depot and Covidien.
Commenting on the AICD’s launch, Bill Dunlop, Chairman, said:

“Increasingly, International Credit Directors are involved at a strategic level in their organisations, combining detailed customer knowledge with solid financial and commercial backgrounds gained over many years at the sharp end of an enterprise.
“We believe the time was right to create an organisation that will share best practice, information and experience among international credit professionals who are performing vital functions at the heart of their firms. We extend a warm welcome to those who are looking to join the AICD.”

The next meeting of the AICD will be held in Dublin on the 14th May. For membership details, or for further information about the AICD, please see the website or contact Bill Dunlop at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

(Source - AICD Press Release)


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