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XL Catlin’s insurance operations have announced the promotion of Michael Rüsch to Country Manager, Switzerland, effective July 1st, 2016. At XL Catlin Mr. Rüsch is currently Underwriting Manager, Casualty, responsible for Switzerland and Asia Pacific, as well as Head of the CUO Office for the International Casualty unit. Alongside his new role as Country Manager, Mr. Rüsch will maintain his position as Underwriting Manager, Casualty for Switzerland. Dieter Goebbels, Regional Manager Insurance for Germany, Austria, Switzerland & Benelux, commented: “Switzerland is home to a range of mid-sized and large multinational companies, many of which are world leaders in science and engineering. Our Insurance operation provides these companies with the global programme insurance cover to help them operate around the world. For these clients and their brokers, service is a key differentiator and I believe that Michael has exactly the right experience and know-how to deliver the high standard of solutions and services for which we are renowned.” Ralf Tillenburg, the Insurance segment’s Chief Executive, EMEA added: “Having the best talent located in the right places is a key part of our strategy and Michael’s appointment to Country Manager reflects this. I am confident that Michael has the requisite skills and expertise to drive a strong market presence across large corporate and middle market clients, while maintaining a focus on our growth ambitions.” Michael Rüsch started his insurance career at Winterthur Insurance. He joined XL in 1997 holding various underwriting and management roles with a wide geographical remit, including the UK, Ireland, Asia, Australia, France, Italy, Iberia and Latin America. Mr. Rüsch recently completed a Master’s degree in Applied Psychology, Leadership and Management. He also holds a professional degree in Private General Insurance with specialization in aviation and a degree in business administration with a minor in finance. About XL Catlin’s Insurance Operations 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 plc’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