AXA XL has appointed Vanessa Leemans as Head of Cyber, UK & Lloyd’s, effective immediately.
Within this new role, Leemans will be responsible for leading AXA XL’s cyber business in the UK, as well as driving its strategic and profitable development.
Overall, Leemans brings 20 years of industry experience towards the role. She started her career at Aon in Belgium, which was then shortly followed by 16 years in the London market, where she progressed through various roles.
Since 2016, she has held cyber leadership positions in Aon Cyber Solutions as Global Chief Operating Officer, Chief Commercial Officer EMEA/UK, and Chief Broking Officer EMEA/UK.
“The cyber market continues to experience strong demand as companies look for a trusted partner to cover increasingly complex technology risks,” said Andrew Underwood, Chief Underwriting Officer – Specialty, UK & Lloyd’s.
“We are strengthening our cyber presence in London under Vanessa’s leadership and are very pleased to welcome her to the business. As a seasoned industry professional, her extensive cyber insurance expertise and broader cyber security and risk knowledge make her well-placed to lead our business in the UK.”
Meanwhile, earlier this month AXA XL announced several regional leader promotions for its Directors & Officers underwriting teams.
In addition, AXA XL recently added Cyber Suite, a cyber and security insurance coverage as an option to its Lawyers’ Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance program.