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XL Group plc’s (NYSE: XL) (“XL”) reinsurance operations today announced the appointment of Guillermo Delfino to General Manager of XL’s reinsurance operations in Brazil, pending approval by the Brazilian authorities.

Mr. Delfino, who is currently based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, will relocate to Sao Paulo, Brazil, later this year and will report to XL Re Latin America Ltd President and Chief Operating Officer Philippe Rochaix and XL Re Latin America Ltd Regional Chief Underwriter Gino Smith.  Mr. Delfino will work closely with Mr. Smith, who is currently based in Sao Paulo, and will be responsible for developing and executing XL’s reinsurance underwriting strategy in Brazil.

Prior to this appointment, Mr. Delfino was a Senior Underwriter for XL’s reinsurance operations in Buenos Aires.  During his career with XL, he has held progressively senior underwriting roles. 

Commenting on Mr. Delfino's promotion, Mr. Rochaix said: "Guillermo has made a significant contribution to our technical underwriting unit in Argentina and has taken the lead on improving the analytics behind our catastrophe pricing for Chile and Agro pricing across the region.  I look forward to working closely with him to reinforce XL’s tailor-made underwriting approach and further strengthen our position as a key reinsurer in the Brazilian market.  I would also like to thank Edson Wiggers, who previously carried out this role, and wish him well with his future endeavors."

Mr. Delfino holds an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s degree in Agribusiness and Food, both from the University of Buenos Aires.

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