AXA XL reveals new country manager for Canada


Re/insurer AXA XL has appointed Renato Rodrigues, who previously led its Latin American insurance business, to lead its business strategy and overall insurance operations in Canada.

Rodrigues takes over as country manager for Canada from Glen Hopkinson, who held the role on an interim basis following the departure of Urs Uhlmann.

Rodrigues served as country manager for AXA XL Brazil for almost seven years and most recently, as the company’s regional leader for insurance in Latin America.

He will relocate from Sao Paulo to Toronto where he will be based whilst overseeing the company’s three other regional offices in Calgary, Montreal and Vancouver.

Joe Tocco, AXA XL's CEO for the Americas, said: “First and foremost I want to express gratitude to Glen for stepping up to lead the team while the search for the new leader took place these past few months. His commitment to our team has been essential to business continuity and overall success of our operations in Canada.”

He added: “We are delighted to see Renato pivot towards a new market of great appetite for AXA XL. He has extensive experience leading international commercial insurance across the Americas. He is a fantastic team leader and brings a wealth of knowledge in commercial P&C insurance and overall business strategy which will support our growth objectives in Canada.”

Rodrigues commented: “I am excited to move to Canada to take on this new challenge and support our fantastic team of talented experts there. Together we will continue to build our business focusing on providing outstanding service to our partners, clients and brokers.”

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