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AXA XL today announced that it has appointed Anish Jadav as Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO), Retail Property & Casualty (P&C), UK & Lloyd’s market, effective in July. 

In his new role, Mr. Jadav will be responsible for developing and executing AXA XL’s Retail P&C underwriting strategy and optimising product offering and profitability. He will lead a team of underwriters in London and report to Luis Prato, Chief Underwriting Officer, UK & Lloyd’s market.

Commenting, Mr. Prato said: “Today, global businesses are faced with an increasingly complex international trading environment and having the right insurance partner has never been so important. 

“I’m delighted that Anish will be joining the Retail P&C team at AXA XL. As we continue to bring our value proposition to life, his extensive underwriting and management experience will be a tremendous asset in supporting clients to manage the risks they face today and in the future.”

Mr. Jadav will join AXA XL from Zurich Insurance Ireland, where he has held the position of Chief Underwriting Officer since 2018, overseeing underwriting for the company’s general insurance business in Ireland. He had previously been Chief Underwriting Officer for Zurich Insurance Singapore, Zurich's Asian hub for commercial insurance. Prior to that, Mr. Jadav held several senior underwriting and actuarial roles in Zurich’s business in the United Kingdom. Mr. Jadav is also a Fellow of the UK’s Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

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AXA XL1, the property & casualty and specialty risk division of AXA, provides insurance and risk management products and services for mid-sized companies through to large multinationals, and reinsurance solutions to insurance companies globally. We partner with those who move the world forward. To learn more, visit

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1. AXA XL is a division of AXA Group providing products and services through three business groups: AXA XL Insurance, AXA XL Reinsurance and AXA XL Risk Consulting.