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AXA XL appoints Marine Ress casualty CUO for Europe

5th July 2021 - Author: Charlie Wood

AXA XL Insurance has appointed Marine Ress as Chief Underwriting Officer, Casualty, APAC & Europe, a Paris based role.

axa-logoRess’ appointment is effective October 1 and will see her oversee the management of AXA XL’s casualty portfolio.

She’ll work closely with local underwriting teams and be responsible for the underwriting strategy for General Liability, Motor and Environmental insurance in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

Ress has more than 20 years’ experience in the insurance sector.

She joined Aon in 2001 where she held a number broking and leadership roles, specialising in liability and financial lines insurance.


She then joined Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE in 2011 where she was first responsible for the French liability team before becoming Regional Head, Liability Underwriting for the Mediterranean region and Africa.

Commenting on the appointment, Etienne Champion, Chief Underwriting Officer, APAC & 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.”

He added, “I am delighted to have Marine join the APAC & Europe underwriting function. Her extensive experience in liability insurance, both as a broker and an underwriting leader, makes her an ideal candidate to head our Casualty business in Europe and Asia-Pacific.”

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