AXA XL has announced the appointment of Robert Klepper as chief underwriting officer – short tail insurance lines.
Klepper joins AXA XL from AIG, where he most recently served as president of client risk solutions. A 30-year insurance industry veteran, Klepper’s career includes several senior global management positions in the US, Bermuda, UK, and Asia-Pacific.
In his new role, Klepper will report to Jason Harris, chief executive, global property & casualty insurance, and will be responsible for developing core underwriting strategies and optimising product profitability for short tail insurance lines – including property, construction, and energy.
“We’re pleased to welcome Bob and his 30 years of underwriting and management experience to our P&C underwriting operations,” said Harris. “Given his impressive underwriting track-record and his reputation for developing strong working relationships with reinsurers, brokers and clients, Bob is well suited for this new role. Plus, Bob is no stranger to us. He’s spent more than a third of his career at XL where he developed and implemented a global strategy and underwriting practices that helped build a sizeable property portfolio. I’m confident his broad and global experience will be a great asset in helping us achieve our goals for our global P&C insurance lines.”