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XL Catlin’s insurance operations today announced it has made two key appointments to its Accident and Heath team. Stefano Chiurlo has been appointed as Head of Accident & Health, Insurance, for Italy and José Luis Gómez Banovio has been appointed as Head of Accident & Health, Insurance, for Iberia. In their new roles both Mr. Chiurlo and Mr.Gómez Banovio will be responsible for developing and launching XL Catlin’s new Accident and Health insurance solution in their markets in spring 2017. Bruno Laval, XL Catlin’s Regional Manager, Insurance, for Southern Europe, said: “While the likelihood of an employee being injured has declined considerably in the past 40 years, the importance of employee benefits and the employers’ duty of care are increasing, and so is overseas business travel. This situation is driving demand for Accident & Health insurance solutions across Southern Europe, and worldwide.” Patrick Corbett, XL Catlin’s Global Chief Underwriting Officer Accident & Health, Insurance, added:  “We are building our team to respond to our client’s needs and I am confident that Stefano and José Luis will do a great job in helping us develop and launch our new, modern and client focused product in the Italian and Iberian markets. Both are experienced Accident & Health insurance professionals with a thorough knowledge of their local markets. I’m delighted to have them on board.” Mr. Gómez Banovio brings 14 years of industry experience to his new role. Before joining XL Catlin, he was Regional Director Travel Insurance of the A&H Division for EMEA . Mr. Gómez Banovio has an Economics & Business Administration degree from the University of Seville and a Masters in International Management from the Escuela de Organización Industrial in Madrid. Mr. Chiurlo has 8 years of industry experience. He joins XL Catlin from AXA Assicurazioni Italy where he held the position of Chief Underwriting Manager, Employee Benefits. Prior to this he was a Senior Accident & Health Underwriter at AIG European Group Limited. Mr. Chiurlo holds a Political Sciences degree from the Università Statale di Milano.

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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