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AXA XL makes three hires across NA Programs business unit

14th January 2022 - Author: Katie Baker

AXA XL’s North America Programs business unit has made three recent new hires with the addition of Scott Young, Vice President and Senior Program Underwriter; Linda Mai, Senior Actuarial Analyst; and Michael Branson, Senior Actuarial Analyst.

handshake-close-up-photoPart of AXA XL Insurance’s Americas team, the North America Programs unit works with delegated Program Administrator partners who possess specialized underwriting talent and a proven record of success in managing profitable books of niche business.

Young brings over 19 years of experience in Commercial Lines Underwriting, Program Business Development, and Risk Management.

His experience includes underwriting roles at two Managing General Underwriters – Bellingham Underwriters and Align General Insurance Agency.

Mai holds over 15 years of actuarial experience to her new role with the AXA XL Program’s team. Her career includes tenure with AXA XL Re, Ariel Re, and Ace Tempest Re.

Branson is an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society. His experience includes six years with Liberty Mutual where he supported Global Risk Solutions, Global Retail Markets, and Capital Attribution.

According to Chief Underwriting Officer and Head of Programs Chris Bressette: “Program business is estimated to be a $52 billion market that is outpacing the overall property-casualty market in terms of both growth and profitability. We’re eager to continue to capitalise on these opportunities.

“Our new colleagues join an already talented and experienced Programs team. We’ve built a culture of disciplined and thoughtful collaboration with our clients as we navigate the competitive marketplace together. Scott, Linda, and Michael’s experiences bring the deep perspective and creativity that our clients value.

“As part of the AXA XL Insurance organization, we can access resources which strengthen our ability to meet our program partners’ current and evolving needs. We’re excited to deliver a ONE AXA experience.”

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