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XL Catlin’s reinsurance operations has appointed José Cullen as Senior Underwriter for agriculture in Latin America. Mr. Cullen is based in XL Catlin’s reinsurace office in Brazil and reports to Beat Krauer, Head of Agriculture Reinsurance.

Commenting on Mr. Cullen’s appointment, Peter Schmidt, Chief Executive Asia Pacific, Latin America & Global Credit and Surety said: “Latin America has continued to be an important and growing market for us and as such we are focused on recruiting the best talent for every role. As Senior Underwriter, José will lead our agriculture reinsurance underwriting for the region as well as contribute to our global product development initiatives.”

Beat Krauer, Head Agriculture Reinsurance added: “Jose’s depth of experience in the agriculture reinsurance and insurance sectors will prove very beneficial as we continue to partner with our clients in Brazil and the rest of Latin America. He will play an important role in strengthening client relationships, providing value adding services to our clients and helping them to develop new products and business opportunities.”

Mr. Cullen has 25 years of experience in the agriculture reinsurance and insurance sectors. He joins XL Catlin from Swiss Re Corso in Brazil where he served as Head of Agriculture for South America. Aside from his responsibility for agriculture underwriting and product development, he was involved as agriculture expert in various projects around the globe. He has also worked in the insurance sector, developing products for Seguradora Brasileira Rural in Brazil and Partner Re in Argentina. Mr. Cullen has a degree in agronomy from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and a Master’s in Soil Survey & Land Evaluation from Wageningen University in the Netherlands.

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