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XL Catlin appoints Philippe Gouraud as head of strategic client and broker management – insurance

XL Catlin announced that it has appointed Philippe Gouraud as head of strategic client and broker management for its Insurance segment, effective April 15, 2016. He reports to Kelly Lyles, Chief Regional Officer, Insurance at XL Catlin.

With a global remit, Mr. Gouraud takes on responsibility for further driving XL Catlin’s market-centric culture in order to deliver relevant and innovative insurance solutions to its clients and brokers.

Alongside all aspects of client and broker management, Mr. Gouraud will specifically help drive best in class service in the areas of Global Programs and Captives.

Commenting on the appointment, Ms. Lyles said: "As technology continues to shape and change the business world, having a close dialogue with our clients and brokers is central to our ability to respond to their evolving risk management needs. In this newly created strategic role, we expect Philippe to effectively align our broad underwriting and service capabilities to current and future market demands.

" His mandate includes making sure that our clients can benefit from the full breadth of our Global Programs and Captives service capabilities, leveraging our owned and partner network. Working closely with those teams, he will help to further build out our offering and best in class service."

Ms. Lyles continued: "Philippe is exactly the right fit for this role; his global industry experience acquired through roles in Europe, the US and the UK both with a global carrier and as a risk manager, positions him ideally to help deliver our vision for the future."

Mr. Gouraud founded an MGA in 2014 and before that, spent 15 years at AIG in both underwriting and senior account management roles. Prior to joining AIG he was Head of Risk Financing at Elf Aquitaine Group (now part of Total SA), with responsibility for the management and placement of its insurance programmes and for the underwriting and management of its Bermuda and Luxembourg based reinsurance captives.

As Elf Aquitaine Group’s Risk Manager based in the US, he was responsible for the insurance programmes of the North American chemical division.

The XL Catlin insurance companies offer property, casualty, professional, financial lines and specialty insurance products globally.