XL Catlin Appoints Murias Senior Aviation Underwriter for Brazil

October 30, 2015

XL Catlin announced that it has strengthened its Aviation insurance capabilities in Brazil with the appointment of senior underwriter, Daniela Murias, based in Sao Paulo.

She has over 15 years’ experience in the aviation industry and extensive knowledge of the Brazilian market, having previously held the position of Head of Aviation for a local Brazilian (re)insurer. She also has an MBA in Flight Security and is currently undertaking an MBA in Aviation Law, as well as undergoing pilot training for her private pilot’s license.

Eric Donofrio, Regional Aviation Manager Americas, explained: “The Aviation market in Brazil is in great need of insurers with the ability to deliver rapid turnaround times for insurance cover submissions, while maintaining exceptional underwriting standards. We believe our team, with its local knowledge and global experience and systems can really respond to these needs and make a meaningful impact on the market.”

Renato Rodrigues, Country Manager of XL Catlin’s insurance operations in Brazil, added: “The population in Brazil is growing, infrastructure and development projects are moving forward. We have hosted some major international events and still have the Olympics to host in 2016.

“The combination of these factors means that the aviation industry is becoming increasingly critical to the Brazilian economy. This is evidenced by the fact that domestic air travel has more than tripled in the last 10 years and, between 2003 and 2014 the total number of aircraft registered in Brazil grew from more than 14’000 to almost 21’000.”

He also expressed his belief that Murias’ appointment, “supported by our regional and global teams, ideally positions us to support the aviation industry and address its risks in this rapidly expanding market.”

Source: XL Catlin Insurance

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