XL Catlin Forms New Leadership Team for Germany

September 9, 2015

XL Catlin has announced a new insurance leadership team for Germany. The integration process is now well underway across XL Catlin, with the company maintaining a strong focus on bringing together and retaining its top talent throughout its global operations, the company said in a press statement.

XL Catlin’s insurance operation in Germany is led by Dieter Goebbels, previously chief production officer at Catlin Europe, and Michael Harth, previously XL’s country manager for Germany. Both have dual roles in the new company.

In addition to his role as country manager Germany, Goebbels is also regional manager for DACH [Germany, Austria and Switzerland] and the Netherlands. Harth is appointed Europe head of broker management and deputy country manager for Germany.

XL Catlin’s product leaders for Germany are as follows:

  • Aerospace: Achim Friedrich
  • Casualty: Thomas Zanner
  • Construction/engineering: Jürgen Thiede
  • Crisis management: Roland Brandt
  • Energy: Pablo Trueba
  • Fine art & specie: Peter Meili
  • Financial lines: Marcel-Patric Braun
  • Marine: Jürgen Cremer
  • Property: Eric Deason

For sales and distribution, the following senior key account managers have been appointed:

  • Northern Germany: Carsten Gelien
  • Southern Germany: Harald Knothe
  • In-house brokers: Jonas Latein
  • Global brokers: Michael Weise
  • Retention & expanded business: André Staniek
  • New business: Oliver Düring

The German claims management team is led by Beate Ellmann. As country claims manager for Germany, she will be responsible for maintaining the high levels of service for which both legacy companies have been known, said XL Catlin.

Ralf Tillenburg, XL Catlin’s insurance chief executive for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) commented: “Since it is Europe’s biggest economy, the German market remains a key focus of our global strategy for sustainable, profitable growth. I am really proud of the newly established XL Catlin team in Germany. Their expertise and experience position us well for executing our goal in this important market.”

Source: XL Catlin

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