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XL Catlin’s insurance operations today announced the appointment of Sonja Ochsenkuehn as Head of Global Programs with worldwide responsibility.

Global insurance programs are central to XL Catlin’s offering to clients and last year its insurance businesses led 70% of the nearly 3,500 global programs it participated in, arranging for over 18,000 local insurance policies to be issued.

Global Programs are a strategic development area for XL Catlin; it has been a significant area of growth in recent years for the company, doubling the number of programs it manages since 2011. Ms Ochsenkuehn’s remit is to drive the network performance and best in class service delivery. She will have direct responsibility over XL Catlin’s global program platform, with teams in New York, London, Zurich, Mexico City, Hong Kong, New Delhi and Vienna, reporting to Philippe Gouraud, XL Catlin’s Global Head of Strategic Client & Broker Management.

Commenting Mr. Gouraud said:We are delighted to welcome Sonja to our Global Programs team. She has a track record of thriving in roles with a multinational focus and for delivering innovation. Sonja is the latest addition to the significant investment in talent we have made this year to support the growth of our global program and captive business.

“We made the strategic decision to strengthen our team because we recognize our clients’ needs are changing and getting more complex, moving from the traditional risks, such as property and casualty programs, to include political violence and terrorism, supply chain disruption or cyber risks.”

Ms. Ochsenkuehn joins XL Catlin from AIG with over 15 years’ experience in the insurance industry. Most recently she held the position of Head of Knowledge Strategy & Network Guidance. She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Union College, New York and a Master of Business Administration & Industrial Engineering from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany.

She will be based in New York, USA.

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XL Catlin insurance companies offer property, casualty, professional, financial lines and specialty insurance products globally. Businesses that are moving the world forward choose XL Catlin as their partner. To learn more, visit

About XL Catlin

XL Catlin is the global brand used by XL Group Ltd’s (NYSE:XL) insurance and reinsurance companies which provide property, casualty, professional and specialty products to industrial, commercial and professional firms, insurance companies and other enterprises throughout the world.  Clients look to XL Catlin for answers to their most complex risks and to help move their world forward. To learn more, visit