AXA XL Names Michael Takigawa To Head Americas Commercial E&O

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October 07, 2021

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AXA XL Insurance has appointed Michael Takigawa as the head of commercial errors and omissions (E&O) for the Americas region.

Based in San Francisco and Monterey, California, Mr. Takigawa will oversee the underwriting strategy and product innovation for AXA XL's commercial E&O business in the regions, which includes lawyers, accountants, and miscellaneous professional liability.

"Mike brings a wealth of experience in the commercial E&O space and is known for his strategic planning and business development skills," David Grigg, chief underwriting officer for professional lines and cyber at AXA XL, said in a statement. "As the E&O professional liability market continues to expand, Mike's new role is critical in providing us with a holistic view of our footprint and performance in this sector."

"As a leader of the design professional team for the western region at AXA XL, Mike has managed complex teams of underwriters and financial analysts to increase profitability of various lines within our portfolio while maintaining a relentless focus on our clients and brokers to best serve their evolving needs," Mr. Grigg said.

Mr. Takigawa joined AXA XL in 2003 and most recently served as the head of strategic planning and west regional leader for design professional. He began his insurance career in 1996 at Royal Sun & Alliance as a vice president, operations executive.

Prior to his work in the insurance industry, Mr. Takigawa spent a number of years as an equities analyst for an investment and research firm. He received his MBA in international finance from Middlebury College in 1995.

October 07, 2021