BHSI Gets French Insurance License, Names d’Huart from AXA XL as Country Manager

June 11, 2019

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) announced it has received its insurance license in France, established a new office in Paris, and appointed François-Xavier d’Huart as country manager.

Beginning immediately, BHSI is underwriting property, casualty, and executive & professional lines in France. The company expects to launch several other products in France in the months ahead.

“We are pleased to continue our strategic expansion in Europe, with our new office in France and François-Xavier leading our efforts to bring BHSI’s underwriting and claims acumen, financial strength, and long-term focus to the French market,” said Chris Colahan, president, BHSI in Europe and the UK.

François-Xavier comes to BHSI with 15 years of industry experience. He was most recently head of Client and Broker Management for France at AXA XL (previously XL Catlin). Before that he was chief executive officer, Office Lyonnais d’Assurances and Interassur, at SATEC, and head of Marine Cargo & Hull for Asia at AXA Asia.

François-Xavier holds a master’s degree in Engineering from SUPELEC and a master’s degree in Economics and Management from the IFP School. He received his actuarial degree from Centre d’Etudes Actuarielles.

BHSI’s Paris office is located at 88 & 92 Avenue Charles de Gaulle, 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

François-Xavier can be reached +33 (0)6 72 28 24 30, or via email at

Source: Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance

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