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AXA XL hires Cerquenich as Senior Risk Consultant, Marine, UK & Lloyd’s

1st February 2023 - Author: Jack Willard

AXA XL has appointed Diego Cerquenich as Senior Risk Consultant, Marine, UK & Lloyd’s, effective immediately.

He will report to Chris McGuire – Head of Risk Consulting, UK & Lloyd’s while also working closely with Pascal Matthey, Chief Risk Consulting Officer, Marine.

Within this role, Cerquenich will work with the Marine Underwriting team to further develop risk consultancy capabilities for clients and brokers.

As a Master Mariner, Cerquenich has a wide range of maritime and shipping knowledge, including command experience on dry bulk cargo vessels.

In 2014, he began to turn his skills towards marine consultancy, where he would focus on investigating naval accident/incident, marine advice and charter party disputes as an expert witness and marine warranty surveyor.

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“Our risk consultants play a vital role in helping to guide our clients by providing market leading risk consulting services, while at the same time, supporting our underwriters’ risk selection and assessment,” said Sundeep Khera, Global Chief Underwriting Officer, Marine Hull and Head of Marine, UK & Lloyd’s, AXA XL.

“Diego’s valuable seafaring and marine warranty surveying experience, coupled with his loss prevention guidance, will bolster our already strong UK Marine team, supporting our growth ambitions in the region and enhancing our risk management offering to clients. I’m delighted to welcome Diego to the team.”

AXA XL and Howden CAP, part of Howden Broking, recently announced that they are collaborating to develop structured credit Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).

Additionally, AXA XL recently hired three new colleagues for its Americas Marine Insurance business.

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