AXA XL Names Matthew V. O'Malley US Country Manager
February 16, 2021
AXA XL has appointed Matthew V. O'Malley as US country manager, reporting to Joe Tocco, chief executive officer of AXA XL's Americas region.
In October 2020, AXA XL launched a new operating model that included a new zone structure in the United States, intended to put AXA XL's multiline insurance and risk management experts closer to brokers and clients. In the zone structure, Mr. O'Malley was appointed AXA XL's East US zone leader, joining Todd Sutherland, Central US zone leader, and Mike Soper, West US zone leader.
Now, in addition to his zone leadership role, as US country manager Mr. O'Malley will assume broader oversight of AXA XL's collective business activity in the US insurance market.
"In this country management role, Matt will make sure that we're taking advantage of our zonal structure as well as combined efforts across our zones," Mr. Tocco said in a statement. "With his collaborative leadership style, attention to data and analytics, and his underwriting management experience, Matt is well prepared to help us keep an eye on our regional activity and 'the big picture' as we continue to build AXA XL's reputation in the US market."
Mr. O'Malley has held numerous underwriting and management positions during his 25 years in the insurance industry. Most recently, he led AXA XL's North America Environmental insurance business for 8 years and also took on underwriting management responsibility for the company's excess and surplus casualty business.
Mr. O'Malley earned a B.A. in economics and an M.B.A. with a specialization in finance from Villanova University. He currently holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter and Registered Professional Liability Underwriter designations. He also serves as a member of the Board of Advisors of the Graduate School of Education of the University of Pennsylvania.
February 16, 2021