AXA XL Names Construction and Engineering Reinsurance Head

Three construction professionals look at blueprints while standing over the work site

February 18, 2022 |

Three construction professionals look at blueprints while standing over the work site

AXA XL has announced that it will promote Francesca De Rosa to head of construction and engineering, reinsurance, effective June 1, 2022.

In her new role, Ms. De Rosa will lead AXA XL's construction and engineering treaty and facultative portfolio for international and US clients. She will be responsible for outlining and executing the portfolio strategy.

Ms. De Rosa, who is based in Zurich, succeeds Toni Vukadinovic.

"We would like to thank Toni for his valuable contributions to the business and wish him well for the future," Bertrand Romagne, chief executive, Europe and chief underwriting officer for property and casualty reinsurance at AXA XL, said in a statement.

"The construction industry has faced huge disruption due the global pandemic. Delays to projects, shortages of materials and a lack of skilled workers has brought and continues to bring new challenges to this industry," Mr. Romagne said. "Ensuring we remain at the forefront of these evolving risks is key to us delivering on our 'payer to partner' strategy for our clients. Having the right talent in place is central to our strategy and I believe that Francesca's strong underwriting experience and knowledge positions her ideally to deliver for our clients."

Ms. De Rosa has more than 15 years of underwriting experience in downstream energy, property, and engineering in both insurance and reinsurance across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Most recently, she was deputy head of construction/engineering treaty and facultative, underwriting manager, at AXA XL.

She has held progressively senior roles since joining AXA XL, then Catlin, in 2011. Prior to joining AXA XL, Ms. De Rosa held a variety of underwriting positions at various industry companies, including Infrassure, Munich Re Italia Spa, and Zurich Insurance Company.

February 18, 2022