XL Catlin has announced the promotion of Adias Gerbaud to Head International Environmental as the reinsurer moves to strengthen its environmental insurance capabilities across its EMEA, LatAm and APAC regions.
In her newly expanded Madrid-based role, Gerbaud will be responsible for managing XL Catlin’s environmental portfolio while leading a team of eleven underwriters across the UK, Western Europe and Australia.
The portfolio provides a range of solutions for businesses exposed to environmental risks, including Pollution & Remediation, Legal Liability and Contractors Pollution Liability.
Daniel Maurer, Chief Underwriting Officer International Casualty – Insurance, commented: “Many multinational companies across EMEA, LatAm and APAC are increasingly aware that minimal environmental protection practices don’t lead to a sustainable future.
“They are working with XL Catlin’s risk engineers to help minimize their environmental exposures and tailoring insurance solutions to mitigate the myriad expenses associated with environmental clean-ups.
“I am delighted that with Adias we have promoted a strong leader and that we have further strengthened the Environmental team.
“With these developments, XL Catlin will be even better positioned to help multinational companies manage environmental risk while also developing new solutions for addressing these often complex exposures.”
Gerbaud joined XL Catlin’s Spanish operation in 2007 as a Claims Adjuster and became a member of the Environmental underwriting team in London before returning to Spain in 2010 to head up the Environmental Insurance business in Iberia.
She was appointed Underwriting Manager Environmental Southern Europe & Latin America in 2013 and Head Environmental EMEA in 2016.
Gerbaud holds a Bachelor in Corporate Law from the University of Poitiers, a Bachelor in European Legal Studies from the University of Cambridge, a Master’s Degree in International Law and Anglo-American Business Law from Paris I University / Panthéon-Sorbonne, as well as an Environmental Science degree from the Open University.