New chief data officer for XL Catlin


Bermuda-based XL Catlin has appointed Henna Karna to the post of chief data officer.

Karna, who will start with the Company later in January and report to XL’s chief platform officer, Myron Hendry, has more than 20 years of experience in leading data-driven, digital innovation and positive disruption within the insurance industry.

XL Catlin said that Karna’s background in genetic algorithms, cognitive learning, behaviour modelling, deep neural networks, and digital strategy will be a valuable asset to the company. Her past positions include president at Verisk Digital Services, a unit of Verisk Analytics and actuarial chief information officer and managing director at AIG.

Commenting on the appointment, XL Group’s CEO Mike McGavick said: “We are fortunate to have Henna join us as our chief data officer. Her vision and experience in designing digital innovations while motivating multi-discipline teams to deliver solutions fully aligns with XL Catlin’s focus on being a market leader in providing superior products and services to our colleagues and clients. She will work closely with XL Innovate, Accelerate – our internal innovation team and other businesses and functions throughout XL Catlin to further enhance data, analytics and innovation which in turn will allow us to expand our offerings.”

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