AXA XL Adds Two New Underwriters to E&S Excess Casualty Team

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March 03, 2022 |

New Job Written on a Blue Key on a Gray Computer Keyboard

AXA XL has appointed two new underwriters to its excess and surplus (E&S) excess casualty team with the addition of Ying Yin Zhong as senior underwriter in New York and Zachery Gentile as an underwriter in Exton, Pennsylvania.

"Businesses are finding continued challenges in the admitted insurance markets with insurers being more conservative with their capacity and rates still climbing. That's where E&S insurance leaders, like AXA XL, continue to thrive in meeting the excess liability demands of business with more challenging risk profiles," Kimberly Smid, chief underwriting officer of excess liability at AXA XL, said in a statement.

"With new additions like Ying and Zach, we continue to reinforce our underwriting resources to help our wholesale broker partners tackle their increasing flow of submissions," Ms. Smid said. "They join an already experienced and committed E&S team that impressively exercises their technical underwriting skills and creativity to find insurance solutions for our clients."

Ms. Zhong joins AXA XL from Arch Insurance Group, where she served as a senior underwriter on the company's E&S Casualty Northeast Region team. A graduate of Binghamton University, she started her E&S insurance career gaining market experience from internships with both Cover X and RT Specialty. In her new role, Ms. Zhong will help wholesale brokers in AXA XL's East Zone address their clients' E&S excess liability needs.

A graduate of Temple University's Fox School of Business, Mr. Gentile brings more than 8 years of insurance industry experience, including significant retail agent experience working as a client manager with WTW and, more recently, as an underwriter with SUITELIFE© Underwriting Managers. In his new underwriting role, Mr. Gentile will support wholesale broker partners throughout AXA XL's Central Zone.

March 03, 2022