26 May 2016News

XL Catlin names country manager for Switzerland

XL Catlin has appointed Michael Rüsch as country manager for its insurance operations in Switzerland, effective July 1.

Rüsch is currently underwriting manager, casualty, responsible for Switzerland and Asia Pacific, as well as head of the CUO office for the international casualty unit. Alongside his new role as country manager Rüsch will maintain his position as underwriting manager, casualty for Switzerland.

Rüsch joined XL in 1997 holding various underwriting and management roles with a wide geographical remit, including the UK, Ireland, Asia, Australia, France, Italy, Iberia and Latin America. He began his insurance career at Winterthur Insurance.

Dieter Goebbels, regional manager insurance for Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Benelux, said: “Switzerland is home to a range of mid-sized and large multinational companies, many of which are world leaders in science and engineering. Our insurance operation provides these companies with the global programme insurance cover to help them operate around the world.

“For these clients and their brokers, service is a key differentiator and I believe that Michael has exactly the right experience and know-how to deliver the high standard of solutions and services for which we are renowned.”

Ralf Tillenburg, the insurance segment’s chief executive, added: “Having the best talent located in the right places is a key part of our strategy and Michael’s appointment to country manager reflects this. I am confident that Michael has the requisite skills and expertise to drive a strong market presence across large corporate and middle market clients, while maintaining a focus on our growth ambitions.”