DeSimone Named President XL Insurance

Thursday, August 11, 2011

XL Insurance, the insurance underwriting operations of XL Group (NYSE: XL), appointed Richard DeSimone as President of its US Ocean and Inland Marine unit. DeSimone will be based in New York and reports to Neil Robertson, Chief Executive, Global Specialty in London.
”This is a clear statement of our intent to become a more significant market for both Inland and Ocean Marine business in the United States” said Mr. Robertson. “For XL Insurance, we are fortunate to enlist Richard’s 35 years of industry experience and solid reputation to lead this initiative. For Richard, this is a new challenge, an opportunity to apply his considerable experience in an entrepreneurial environment driven by strong growth aspirations to build best-in-class ocean and inland marine capabilities and expand our market distribution.”
DeSimone will join  XL Insurance in a newly created position as President of the  US Ocean and Inland Marine underwriting teams and will work closely with Colin Sprott, Chief Underwriting Officer of Global Marine and Offshore Energy and Chris Smith as Chief Underwriter for Ocean Marine in North America to further build XL Insurance’s global presence in the International Marine insurance market. 
Prior to joining XL Insurance, DeSimone served as President of the Travelers Insurance Companies’ Ocean Marine unit.  He was also President of St. Paul’s Ocean Marine unit, leading its integration with Travelers following the 2004 merger of both companies.  He spent another 24 years honing his marine underwriting and management skills at the Atlantic Mutual Companies.  A US Navy Veteran, he earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Baruch College and a graduate degree in Transportation Management from SUNY’s Maritime College.


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