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XL Group today announced that it has appointed André Liebkopf Senior Vice President, Head of Aviation Reinsurance.Mr. Liebkopf joins from Swiss Reinsurance Company, Zurich, Switzerland, where he held the position of Director, Aviation Reinsurance with portfolio management responsibilities for global clients operating in the London, North American, Latin American, and Eastern European Markets.

Before joining Swiss Reinsurance Company, André was at Munich Reinsurance Company, Munich, Germany, where in addition to his Aviation Treaty responsibilities, he also held the title of Executive Manager Lloyd’s Property. The role involved managing the company’s Lloyd’s Property syndicates between 2010 and 2011.  André began his career with Munich Re in 2003 as a Facultative Aviation underwriter.

A Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute (FCII), André also holds a degree in Business Administration from University of Applied Sciences, Cologne, Germany. Mr. Liebkopf joins XL Group later this year reporting to Marcus Gonzales, General Manager UK Branch and Head of International Casualty Reinsurance.

Commenting on the appointment David Watson, President and CEO of XL Re Europe Plc said: “André’s industry reputation and proven track record positions him well to lead our Aviation reinsurance business. He will play a critical role in continuing to drive our presence in this market and has responsibility for developing our Aviation and Space portfolios in both established and emerging markets.”

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