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AXA XL Insurance today announced the promotion of Katja Trümpler to Head of Marine & Specialty, Switzerland, effective 1st August 2021. In this role, Ms. Trümpler will be responsible for AXA XL’s Marine Cargo and Fine Art & Private Clients portfolios and underwriting strategy in Switzerland.

Commenting on the appointment, Manuel Meier, Country Manager, Switzerland, said: “International trade contributes around 40% of Switzerland’s GDP. From medicine and healthcare to watches and chocolate, these exports are hugely valuable contributor to the Swiss economy. In addition, Switzerland is home to some of Europe’s most prestigious collectors of fine art who also turn to us to cover their artwork whether it is at home or in transit. By developing our team in Switzerland, we will continue to support these clients and their brokers.”

He added: “I am pleased to see talent promoted from within our ranks. Katja has a strong track-record of designing client-focused solutions and a deep knowledge of the Swiss market; this makes her an ideal leader for our local Marine & Specialty team.”

Mrs. Trümpler joined AXA XL in 2019 as Sales Leader, Private Clients. Prior to that, she held a number of client management roles at Zurich Insurance Company. She holds a Diploma in Business Mathematics from the University of Ulm and a Ph.D. in Management from the University of St. Gallen with a focus on Risk Management and Fraud.