London and international insurer XL Catlin has beefed up its operations overseas with the addition of some senior recruits.
In the US, XL Catlin appointed Lauren Tennant Pollock as vice president of emerging markets, a role that will be based in New York.
Pollock will be involved in numerous innovation projects and will work closely with Sarah Street, executive vice president of emerging markets.
Commenting on the appointment, emerging markets head Brendan Plessis said their team is committed to providing re/insurance solutions to developing regions across the world.
“As we continue to play a critical role in expanding our global reach through disaster risk financing and microinsurance, we believe that Lauren has exactly the right experience and expertise to ensure we are out in front and driving the industry forward,” Plessis said.
Pollock previously worked at Argo Group International, where she was responsible for emerging market operation strategy and product design.
She also worked in treaty brokerage at Guy Carpenter
and was an advisor to Blue Marble Microinsurance, a consortium of leading insurers that provide solutions to enhance insurance protection in underserved regions.
In France, XL Catlin appointed François-Xavier d’Huart as head of client and broker management and Stéphane Gobet as client and distribution leader.
Joining the company on September 16, d’Huart will manage relationships with brokers and clients while identifying and developing new distribution channels. He arrives from AXA
, where he has held several underwriting and management positions in property and specialty.
Gobet, meanwhile, will develop the insurer’s distribution strategy in France. He will join XL Catlin on Octo
ber 24 from AIG
, where he has been working since 2008.
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