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XL Catlin’s insurance operation today announced the appointment of Urs Blättler as Country Claims Manager for Switzerland, effective immediately. In his new role, Mr. Blättler will be responsible for leading XL Catlin’s local team in Switzerland, working closely with XL Catlin’s brokers and clients in order to deliver market leading claims service.

Michael Rüsch, Country Manager, Switzerland, commented: “As a global leader in international programs, claims are at the heart of what we sell. Urs’ experience in claims handling, as well as his expertise and client-centric approach, position him ideally for this role. I have full confidence in his ability to lead our Swiss Claims team and to provide clients with the high levels of service they have grown to expect.”

Elina Selin, Head of Claims EMEA & Latin America, added: “In claims, experience matters. That’s especially true with large, complex claims. That’s why I’m so delighted that Urs is joining our team; he has exactly the right credentials and management experience to lead our team in Switzerland and ensure we maintain and enhance our reputation for high-quality claims management.”

Mr. Blättler has more than 15 years’ experience in claims management. He joins XL Catlin from Partner Re where he most recently held the position of Head of Standard Claims overseeing the company’s European, African, Asian and Latin American claims. His previous positions included several claims management roles at Swiss Re, Chubb and Zurich Insurance. Mr. Blättler has a Law degree from the University of Berne in Switzerland.

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