6 September 2016News

XL Catlin hires former Argo and Guy Carpenter exec

XL Catlin, a re/insurer headquartered in Bermuda, has appointed Lauren Tennant Pollock as its vice president in emerging markets.

Based in New York, Tennant Pollock will take part in the development and execution of emerging market strategies. She will also be involved in innovation initiatives pertaining to underinsured markets.

Whilst completing her MBA at Harvard Business School, Tennant Pollock worked as an advisor at Blue Marble Microinsurance, a consortium of insurers committed to designing creative solutions to enhance insurance protection in undeserved regions.

Prior to business school, she worked at Argo Group International, where she was responsible for emerging market operation strategy and product design, working in both their New York and São Paulo offices. She has also worked at Guy Carpenter.

Brendan Plessis, XL Catlin’s head of emerging markets, said: “XL Catlin’s Emerging Markets team is responsible for delivering on our commitment to providing (re)insurance solutions to developing regions across the world. Conceiving and building out these solutions requires innovative thought leadership. We simply cannot default to the products and models the industry has relied upon in mature markets but rather we need to build upon existing strategies in traditional (re)insurance and apply novel methods of product distribution.

“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. As part of her new role, Lauren will also be involved in a number of our innovation projects, working closely with Sarah Street, EVP, Strategy and Innovation Initiatives.”