AXA XL names new head of casualty underwriting for Asia and Europe


AXA XL Insurance has hired a new chief underwriting officer for casualty in Asia Pacific and Europe.

Marine Ress has more than 20 years’ experience in the insurance sector. She joined Aon in 2001 and held several broking and leadership roles, specialising in liability and financial lines insurance. She then joined Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE in 2011 and was responsible for the French liability team before becoming regional head of liability underwriting for the Mediterranean region and Africa.

Ress takes up her new position on October 1 and will be based in Paris. She will oversee the management of AXA XL’s casualty portfolio and underwriting strategy for general liability, motor and environmental insurance in Europe and Asia Pacific.

Etienne Champion, chief underwriting officer for APAC and Europe, said: “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. Our clients and brokers turn to us to help them navigate these developments.”



AXA XL, Marine Ress, Etienne Champion

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