AXA XL Names Vanessa Leemans Head of Cyber, UK and Lloyd's

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November 29, 2022 |

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

AXA XL has appointed Vanessa Leemans head of cyber, United Kingdom and Lloyd's, effective immediately. She will be responsible for leading AXA XL's cyber business in the United Kingdom and driving its strategic, profitable development.

"The cyber market continues to experience strong demand as companies look for a trusted partner to cover increasingly complex technology risks," Andrew Underwood, chief underwriting officer—specialty, United Kingdom and Lloyd's, at AXA XL, said in a statement.

"We are strengthening our cyber presence in London under Vanessa's leadership and are very pleased to welcome her to the business," Mr. Underwood said. "As a seasoned industry professional, her extensive cyber-insurance expertise and broader cyber-security and risk knowledge make her well-placed to lead our business in the United Kingdom.”

Ms. Leemans began her career 20 years ago at Aon in Belgium, followed by 16 years in the London market, where she progressed through various roles. Since 2016, she has held cyber leadership positions at Aon Cyber Solutions as global chief operating officer, chief commercial officer EMEA/UK, and chief broking officer EMEA/UK.

November 29, 2022