AXA XL strengthens its French aerospace business with two appointments


AXA XL Insurance has strengthened its aerospace business in France with two appointments. 

Ludovic Berlioux has been named as underwriting manager for aerospace, while Alexandre Caprile has been promoted to underwriting manager for product and airport. Both positions are in France.

Berlioux takes up his post on September 1, succeeding Corinne Debain. He has more than 20 years of experience in aviation insurance and joins AXA XL from La Réunion Aérienne & Spatiale where he served as head of business development and partnerships. Previously, he held a number of senior aviation underwriting positions at Marsh.

In his new role he will oversee the strategic management of AXA XL’s aerospace portfolio in France, comprising general aviation, product and airport and space. 

Caprile assumes responsibility for the underwriting strategy for product and airport.

Julien Guénot, country leader for France, said: “France is home to the largest aerospace industry in Europe and, despite the effect of the COVID-19 crisis on the sector, it is likely going to remain the country’s biggest export asset.”

Michael Maier, chief underwriting officer for aerospace, Asia Pacific and Europe, said: “Ludovic’s extensive experience and specialist expertise position him ideally to lead our aerospace team in France and to support our clients and brokers from our French underwriting hub dedicated to the French, Southern European and French-speaking African markets. I am also pleased to see Alexandre progress within the team, it is a testament to the quality and talent of our colleagues.”

AXA XL Insurance, Ludovic Berlioux, Alexandre Caprile

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