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Introducing Ron Wells ……….

Ron is an Author and Business Risk Management Advisor.  

His first book is titled Global Credit Management - an Executive Summary.  In this work Ron presents an overview of the powerful contribution that holistic credit management can make to any business enterprise in the 21st century.  This highly readable book explains the current situation and new developments underway in this key area of management.  Also provided are detailed 'how to' guides for professional credit managers.

Refer to the website for more information about Ron's experience, books, presentations and research papers.

Ron has had several articles published in professional magazines. His paper on "The Use of Payment Undertakings and Risk Sharing Agreements as an Alternative to Letters of Credit" (published by Business Credit®) was particularly well received.

He has also spoken at various professional seminars including the Annual National Congress of the NACM held in New Orleans in 1998, at which Ron addressed the subject Credit and Market Conditions in Eastern Europe.

Ron was an active member of FCIB (the Association of Executives in Finance, Credit & International Business) in Europe. He has been a Moderator, a Panel Member and a Speaker at FCIB Conferences and Workshops on several occasions. He presented his papers on Practical Country Risk and Bank Risk Management at a workshop in Vienna, moderated a lively discussion on "The Role of the International Credit Manager in the 21st Century in Rome, and presented his Generic International Trade Credit ScoreCard for discussion in New York. Ron's presentation in New York was extensively reported by the Institute of Management & Administration (IOMA) in its "Managing Credit, Receivables & Collections" magazine, in January 2001 (Issue: 01-01).

In June 2001, Ron presented his ideas regarding the future of international credit management to the annual conference of the International Energy Credit Association (IECA) in Dublin, Ireland. His related paper There is a better way to manage your Credit Department, it just hasn't quite been invented yet ... was subsequently published in the IECA Spring 2002 Journal. 

The same paper was also published by Cornhill Publications in association with PricewaterhouseCoopers, in Corporate Advantage Europe 2002 - Organic growth strategies for a brighter future, under the title "Vision, passion and persistence - Commercial credit managers should set aside time to think about what would make their jobs more meaningful, and start inventing the future".

In March 2004 Ron led the Forensic Cash Flow Analysis and Strategy modules of the highly acclaimed Power of Credit course that provided inter-active lectures and hands-on syndicate projects, enabling participants to acquire practical skills and key knowledge from leading practitioners.  

In May 2006 Ron led the two and a half day Power of Credit 2006 workshop covering Strategy (predicting corporate failure by developing  scenarios; also known as 'stories of the future'), Accounts Receivable Portfolio Management, and Forensic Cash Flow Analysis™.

The Power of Credit workshops are recommended by FCIB and organised by Infospectrum Limited in association with BarrettWells Credit Research.  Click on this link ( for more information.

Ron enjoying a lively presentation at the FCIB Conference in 
Budapest in 2008

Ron was a member of the European Advisory Council of the association of Finance, Credit and International Business (FCIB) until the end of 2013.

Ron presented a paper on the subject Credit Management in 2015 at a prestigious Conference held at the Kurhaus Hotel, Scheveningen (near Rotterdam and The Hague) in The Netherlands, on May 24, 2005.  Three hundred credit management professionals and business executives attended.  Follow this link to view the PowerPoint used during the presentation and a written report published by the organisers.

In September 2007, Ron presented a bilingual (English and Chinese) paper titled Country Risk Management together with Ms Ming LI, at the 4th China International Credit and Risk Management Conference in Shenzhen, People's Republic of China.

In March 2008, Ron delivered the Keynote Speech at the Annual Credit Management Conference in Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands; titled Credit Management 2.0

In October 2008, Ron presented a paper on China: A Review of Developments in Credit Management to the International Stream of the annual CCR-i Credit Risk Conference

In August 2009 Credit Collections & Risk Magazine published Ron's article Read Taleb’s Black Swan*?....twice?… now what?  In this article Ron discusses what Nassim N Taleb's Black Swan concept may mean for someone in the business of Credit (Performance and Payment) Risk Management.  Click the link and read the article to uncover one possible answer.  Click here for the Chinese version of the article.  Order the book here
* The Black Swan – The Impact of the Highly Improbable, Nassim Nicholas Taleb 2007, Penguin Books

In September 2010 Ron presented The Art of Assessing, Quantifying and Managing Buyer or Supplier Future Physical Performance Risk .  In the course of this presentation it was submitted that physical Performance Risk is not the same as Payment Risk so it is not correct to apply the same Probability of Default, Potential Future Exposure at Default, and Loss given Default measures to both.  The current general practice of applying the same measures to both leads to an erroneous, usually exaggerated, assessment of the risks related to future physical performance.  An alternative method was proposed in order to answer the often heard response that 'there is no other way', and to initiate a debate. This was presented at the 3rd Annual Credit Risk in Energy Trading Conference.  An extended article on this subject may be accessed by clicking this link: English; or for the Chinese version click this link: Chinese.

In September, October and November 2011, Ron presented a three part Guest Lecture Series on the subject Strategic B2B Credit Management, on behalf of the International Trading Institute of the Singapore Management University (SMU).

On February 22, 2012 Ron presented a paper titled Risk Management Techniques & Tools at the 10th Annual Coal Markets Conference in Singapore

In June 2014 Ron presented Energy Credit Risk - The Future & Career Prospects at the International Energy Credit Association's 28th European Credit Education Group Conference in Athens.  Click here to view or download the supporting presentation material.


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