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SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – July 10, 2014 – Contributing to the ongoing establishment of a stronger risk analysis culture in Brazil and following its commitment to deliver the highest level of service to its clients, XL Group's Global Asset Protection Services (XL GAPS) has appointed André Stankunavicius as field engineer for its property loss prevention services business in Brazil. The XL GAPS team includes 150 risk engineers based in more than 21 countries in  Europe, North and South America and Asia Pacific. It provides customized risk assessment and prevention services as well as training to commercial and industrial businesses across the world. Mr. Stankunavicius is based in Sao Paulo and reports into Martha Bennett, Vice President, Regional Field Leader NAPC XL GAPS.Martha Bennett commented: “I’m delighted about André joining us to serve our clients in Brazil. His experience, know-how and service will bring great value to their business. Our field engineers play a crucial role in helping our clients better understand their risk exposures as the basis for effective risk management. This is especially important in an emerging market like Brazil where the affinity towards risk is still evolving.”She added, “In an integrated approach our risk engineering consultants have client industry and process expertise armed with state-of-the-art technology to determine risk exposures. Like all our field engineers, André will also help other XL Group teams underwrite some of the most complex global property risks."Mr. Stankunavicius brings 7 years of experience in loss prevention and risk engineering and extensive knowledge in the automotive industry, including parts suppliers. Before joining XL GAPS, he worked for Aon Holdings Corretores de Seguros, Allianz Seguros, FM Global and Unibanco AIG Seguros & Previdência. Mr. Stankunavicius has a degree in Mechanical Engineering.


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