20 February 2023Insurance

AXA XL revamps specialty niche leadership in Americas; swoops on DUAL/Travelers

Re/insurer  AXA XL has hired a DUAL senior executive and appointed new regional and zonal leaders for its fine art & specie (FAS) business as it looks to broaden its underwriting capabilities in the Americas.

Casey Santangelo (pictured) has joined AXA XL as head of fine art & specie, Americas.

Santangelo joins AXA XL with more than 15 years' experience underwriting fine art, construction, and inland marine risk at Travelers. Most recently she served as president of Fine Art at DUAL North America.

New new regional and zonal leaders joining the team are: Gary Kerr, underwriting manager, US East Zone; Barbara Corvino, underwriting manager, US Central Zone; Jake Burgess, underwriting manager, US West Zone; Farzina Coladon, underwriting manager, Canada; Natasha Fekula, claims manager, Americas.

Maria Duhart, chief underwriting officer, Americas Specialty Niche said: "We are pleased to have Casey join us, her underwriting expertise and track record driving business growth will be a fantastic asset not only for our FAS business, but for the broader Americas specialty insurance team as well."

Duhart added: "By aligning the FAS underwriting managers with the company's zonal teams, we are bringing our experts closer to our clients and creating regional hubs to improve access and reach of our products and services. It is great to be able to promote talent from within and enable our experts to work closely with our insureds in each region of the continent."

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