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Sonja Ochsenkuehn joins XL Catlin from AIG to lead Global Programs

10th July 2017 - Author: Luke Gallin

The global insurance division of insurer and reinsurer, XL Catlin, has announced the appointment of Sonja Ochsenkuehn from insurer AIG, as Head of Global Programs.

Sonja OchsenkuehnOchsenkuehn has worldwide responsibility for XL Catlin’s insurance operations’ Global Programs, which are key to the company’s offerings to its clients.

In fact, XL Catlin explains that last year its insurance businesses led 70% of the almost 35,000 global programs that the firm participated in, arranging for more than 18,000 local insurance policies to be issued.

Global Programs has been a big growth area for XL Catlin in recent times, with the firm doubling the volume of programs it manages since 2011, and Ochsenkuehn will be tasked with driving the network performance and best in class service delivery.

Ochsenkuehn will be responsible for XL Catlin’s Global Program platform, which has teams in New York, London, Zurich, Mexico City, Hong Kong, New Delhi and Vienna. She will report to XL Catlin’s Global Head of Strategic Client & Broker Management, Philippe Gouraud.

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Based in New York, she joins XL Catlin from large insurer AIG, where she spent more than 15 years and gained extensive insurance industry knowledge. She most recently held the position as Head of Knowledge Strategy & Network Guidance.

Commenting on the appointment, Gouraud, said; “We are delighted to welcome Sonja to our Global Programs team. She has a track record of thriving in roles with a multinational focus and for delivering innovation. Sonja is the latest addition to the significant investment in talent we have made this year to support the growth of our global program and captive business.

“We made the strategic decision to strengthen our team because we recognize our clients’ needs are changing and getting more complex, moving from the traditional risks, such as property and casualty programs, to include political violence and terrorism, supply chain disruption or cyber risks.”

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