AXA XL Names New Chief Underwriting Officer, Casualty, APAC & Europe

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July 08, 2021 |

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AXA XL Insurance has appointed Marine Ress as chief underwriting officer, casualty, APAC & Europe. Her appointment is effective October 1, and she will be based in Paris.

In her new role, Ms. Ress will oversee the management of AXA XL's casualty portfolio and, working closely with local underwriting teams, will be responsible for the underwriting strategy for general liability, motor, and environmental insurance in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

"The casualty insurance market has seen increased frequency and severity of losses in recent years and is undergoing transformation due to the emergence of new risks, notably those associated with new technologies," Etienne Champion, AXA XL's chief underwriting officer, APAC & Europe, said in a statement. "Our clients and brokers turn to us to help them navigate these developments."

"I am delighted to have Marine join the APAC & Europe underwriting function," Mr. Champion said. "Her extensive experience in liability insurance, both as a broker and an underwriting leader, makes her an ideal candidate to head our casualty business in Europe and Asia-Pacific."

Ms. Ress has more than 20 years' experience in the insurance sector. She joined Aon in 2001 where she held a number broking and leadership roles, specializing in liability and financial lines insurance. She then joined Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE in 2011 where she was first responsible for the French liability team before becoming regional head, liability underwriting for the Mediterranean region and Africa.

July 08, 2021