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Urs Uhlmann leaves Zurich to become CEO, Country Manager for Canada, XL Catlin

13th March 2018 - Author: Luke Gallin

Global insurer and reinsurer XL Catlin has hired Urs Uhlmann from Zurich Canada as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Country Manager for Canada, tasked with leading the firm’s overall insurance operations in the country and its regional business strategy.

XL Catlin logoUhlmann joins XL Catlin from global insurer Zurich, where he was most recently CEO of Global Corporate for Zurich Canada. Previously, Uhlmann served as Senior Vice President (SVP) of Global Corporate.

Kelly Lyles, Chief Executive Client and Country Management, commented: “Urs brings extensive knowledge of commercial P&C insurance and broad international experience that will support our growth objectives in Canada. Clearly driven and experienced across large corporations as well as middle market business, he shares our motivation and commitment to the exciting growth opportunities in the country across all business lines and sectors.”

CEO of Global Lines at XL Catlin, Doug Howat, said: “We are excited to have Urs join our team of country leaders who oversee our growing portfolio of global lines which include aerospace, energy and fine art and specie insurance. His strategic and critical thinking skills and proven track record for growing commercial insurance businesses will help us put XL Catlin at the top of the list of Canadian insurers.”

Uhlmann will be based in the firm’s Toronto, Canada office, and will oversee offices in Montreal, Calgary, and Vancouver.

Joe Tocco, CEO of North America, XL Catlin, added: “Given XL Catlin’s extensive industry and underwriting expertise to address complex risks across industries such as construction and technology, we’re pleased to have Urs join the North America insurance team to lead our growth efforts in Canada. I am confident that our Canadian brokers and clients will find Urs and our talented team of experts to be thoughtful and innovative risk management partners.”

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