XL Group has named Michele Sansone as president of its North America property insurance business and head of its global risk engineering division, XL GAPS.
Reporting to Joseph Tocco, chief executive of XL Insurance’s North America property /casualty unit in New York, Sansone is promoted from her role as chief underwriting officer, property. She will now direct XL Group’s property underwriting activities, including general property and energy property business across the U.S., Canada and Bermuda.
She will also oversee XL Group’s global network of risk engineers who provide on-site property risk analysis and support clients’ property loss prevention programs.
Sansone joined XL Group in 2011 from Zurich NA where she served as senior vice president and Northeast regional manager. Most recently, she served as XL Group’s chief underwriting officer for North America property as well as senior vice president and Eastern regional executive where she was responsible for managing XL’s property underwriting, risk engineering activities and broker relationships throughout XL’s Eastern zone from Florida to Maine.