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XL Catlin appoints Urs Uhlmann as country manager for Canada


March 12, 2018   by David Gambrill


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XL Catlin has appointed Urs Uhlmann as CEO, country manager for Canada.

In his new role, Uhlmann will lead XL Catlin’s regional business strategy and overall insurance operations in Canada.

Uhlmann joins XL Catlin after serving five years as CEO Global Corporate for Zurich Canada. He has also served as senior vice president of Global Corporate where, as a key member of the Canada commercial markets strategy team, he was influential in developing the unit’s middle market business.

Uhlmann will be based in XL Catlin’s Toronto office and oversee offices in Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver.

“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,” says Doug Howat, chief executive of Global Lines. “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.”

XL Catlin is the global brand used by XL Group Ltd.’s insurance and reinsurance companies, which provide property, casualty, professional and specialty products to industrial, commercial and professional firms, insurance companies and other enterprises throughout the world.

XL Catlin Canada is part of Axa’s $15.3-billion acquisition of XL Group, announced earlier this month.