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AXA XL Risk Consulting expands team in the Americas

24th January 2023 - Author: Kane Wells

AXA XL Risk Consulting has expanded its team in the Americas with six additions in the US and Canada, naming Grace Torres-Valtierra the team’s South Central Regional Engineering Leader in Dallas, Texas.

Torres-Valtierra joins AXA XL from FM Global where she most recently served as an account engineer.

She has over a decade and a half of consulting experience, particularly in the mitigation of natural hazards and equipment breakdown risks for clients in the Pulp & Paper, Molten Metals, Power Generation and Manufacturing sectors.

In addition, Torres-Valtierra holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Texas in El Paso.

Meanwhile, the next five names all join AXA XL as risk consultants.

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James Kor, who is based in Kansas City, Missouri, holds risk consulting and field engineering experience from global firms such as AON and AIG.

Kor has also served as a lead analyst with 1898 & Co, performing condition assessments to help businesses understand existing assets and anticipated future maintenance costs.

Brian Zyskowski joins AXA XL in Columbus, Ohio, from TUV SUD Global Risk Consultants. Zyskowski has more than two decades of fire prevention experience.

Allen Broadus joins the team from Liberty Mutual, where he most recently served as a technical consultant. His risk consulting career also includes tenure with FM Global and Hartford Steam Boiler.

Broadus is a Navy veteran, having served as a nuclear Machinist Mate and Engineering Laboratory Technician. He also holds a degree in Nuclear Technology from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Peter Sam, who is based in Vancouver, joins the Americas team with more than 20 years of Risk Consulting experience.

He also worked at FM Global, joining the firm in Hong Kong in 2003 and moving to AXA XL in 2003 as a field engineer. He later became a hybrid account engineer servicing clients out of Hong Kong. He moved from Hong Kong to Vancouver in 2022.

Walid Mansouri joins AXA XL’s Americas team after relocating from Paris to Montreal. Since 2018, he has served as a risk consultant supporting European and American clients’ risk assessment and loss prevention needs.

Scott Ewing, AXA XL Risk Consulting’s Americas Engineering Leader, commented, “Businesses continue to see the cost of risk rise.

“More severe weather systems, supply chain bottlenecks, and the risk of costly lawsuits are prompting more companies to take a look at how they can improve their risk management programs to prevent, or at least minimize, potential losses.

“We’re excited to welcome such experienced risk consultants to help us meet the growing demand for loss prevention expertise here in the Americas.”

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