Global insurer and reinsurer, XL Catlin, has named Dr. Thomas Gotting as Country Manager Germany, Insurance, effective January 1st, 2018.
Gotting replaces Dieter Goebbels who is to retire at the start of 2018, and will be based in Cologne reporting to Kelly Lyles, Chief Executive Client & Country Management at XL Catlin.
He joins the firm from Coface, where he was a member of the Management Board, Northern Europe Region in his position as Regional Commercial Director. Gotting started his insurance industry career at Gerling in 1999, and also held a number of roles at Atridus before moving to Coface.
Lyles, commented; “The German economy expanded by 0.7% in the first half of 2017, its fastest pace in three years and, as the largest economy in Europe, it is a key market for XL Catlin. I am delighted that Thomas will join us as Country Manager to support our clients and brokers in this important market. Thomas has the client focused and solution oriented approach that our business partners have come to expect from us. I am confident that he will lead our team to develop an even stronger presence across product lines and client segments in Germany.”
Discussing the departure of Goebbels, Lyles added; “Dieter’s successful insurance career has spanned 45 years. We thank him for his dedication in helping XL Catlin build a very strong and loyal client base in the market. He will stay with us for a transition period to ensure a smooth hand-over to Thomas.”