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XL Catlin today announced the appointment ofBrendan Plessis to the newly created role of Head of Emerging Markets. In thisnew position, Mr. Plessis will lead the development of emerging marketstrategies, partnering with business leaders across XL Catlin to explore andassess both current and new opportunities for continued growth around the worldand expansion into new markets.


Mike McGavick, XL Group CEOcommented: “As the global ambitions of our clients expand, so will our effortsto serve them where they operate. In this role, Brendan will help bringtogether the various emerging market strategies across XL Catlin, determiningthe best strategic opportunities for the company, and where we can achieve thegreatest relevance for our clients. We are confident that with Brendan’sleadership and expertise, he’ll be able to help drive us towards newopportunities around the world.”


Mr. Plessis will reportdirectly to Greg Hendrick, XL Catlin’s Chief Executive, Reinsurance.Commenting, Mr. Hendrick said: “In order to continue on a path of meaningfulgrowth, we need to have a focused, strategic approach into new markets acrossthe organization, and through creating this position, we’re making it a toppriority. Brendan has extensive industry experience and valuable knowledge ofinternational markets, and we look forward to having him on the team.”


Mr. Plessis joins XL Catlinfrom Guy Carpenter & Company Singapore, where, as a managing director, hewas the head of multinational and retrocession business for South East Asia,South Korea, India, China and Greater China. Prior to his time at GuyCarpenter, Mr. Plessis held various senior level positions with Willis ReBermuda, Gallagher Re Bermuda, IBL/Independent Management Group Bermuda and AonLimited UK.


Mr. Plessis will officiallystart on July 8 and will be based in London.


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