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XL Catlin announces insurance leadership team for Germany

 — XL Catlin today announced the newly appointed 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.

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, Dieter Goebbels is also Regional Manager for DACH and the Netherlands. Michael 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

• Inhouse 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 Germany she will be responsible for maintaining the high levels of service for which both legacy companies have been known.

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.”

About the XL Catlin Insurance Operations

The XL Catlin insurance companies offer property, casualty, professional, financial lines and specialty insurance products globally. Businesses that are moving the world forward choose XL Catlin as their partner. To learn more, visit

About XL Catlin

XL Catlin is the global brand used by XL Group plc’s (NYSE:XL) insurance and reinsurance companies which provide property, casualty, professional and specialty products to industrial, commercial and professional firms, insurance companies and other enterprises throughout the world. Clients look to XL Catlin for answers to their most complex risks and to help move their world forward. To learn more, visit