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XL Catlin has appointed Urs Uhlmann as CEO, Country Manager for Canada. In his new role, Mr. Uhlmann will lead XL Catlin’s regional business strategy and overall insurance operations in Canada.

Commenting on the appointment, Kelly Lyles, Chief Executive Client and Country Management said: “Urs brings extensive knowledge of commercial P&C insurance and broad international experience that will support our growth objectives in Canada. Clearly driven and experienced across large corporations as well as middle market business, he shares our motivation and commitment to the exciting growth opportunities in the country across all business lines and sectors.”

Doug Howat, Chief Executive of Global Lines said: “We are excited to have Urs join our team of country leaders who oversee our growing portfolio of global lines which include aerospace, energy and fine art and specie insurance. His strategic and critical thinking skills and proven track record for growing commercial insurance businesses will help us put XL Catlin at the top of the list of Canadian insurers.”

Joe Tocco, Chief Executive of North America added: “Given XL Catlin’s extensive industry and underwriting expertise to address complex risks across industries such as construction and technology, we’re pleased to have Urs join the North America insurance team to lead our growth efforts in Canada. I am confident that our Canadian brokers and clients will find Urs and our talented team of experts to be thoughtful and innovative risk management partners.”

Mr. Uhlmann joins XL Catlin after serving five years as CEO Global Corporate for Zurich Canada. He has also served as senior vice president of Global Corporate where as a key member of the Canada Commercial Markets Strategy team he was influential in developing the unit’s middle market business. Mr. Uhlmann will be based in XL Catlin’s Toronto office and oversee offices in Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver.



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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