XL Group appoints new management team for Austria and CEE region
Vienna, Austria - February 14, 2014
XL Group today announced the appointment of a new management team in the Austria and Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) region based in Vienna.Eduard Billovits takes on the role of Regional Manager Austria and Central & Eastern Europe (CEE), effective immediately. He will lead all of XL Group’s market-focused insurance activities in Austria, as well as in Central & Eastern Europe, reporting to Kadidja Sinz, Regional Leader Continental Europe, Distribution & Network.Erich Bentz was promoted to the newly created role of Regional Manager Central & Eastern Europe. He will be responsible for driving and building XL Group’s CEE operation further. Mr. Bentz will report directly to Eduard Billovits with immediate effect.Commenting on the appointments, Kadidja Sinz said, “We are very pleased to count on the new leadership team to drive the development of our Austria and CEE operation, which is a strong pillar of our business in Europe. It is especially satisfying to be able to give internal talents such as Eduard and Erich the chance to take on more responsibility and move forward in their careers.”Sinz added, “Thanks to the new leadership’s industry experience and their local expertise we are well placed to build on our momentum in the market and further grow our local business through offering a broad product mix that responds to market needs.”Eduard Billovits brings over 25 years of insurance experience in various roles in the Sales, Property and Casualty business. He joined XL Group (Winterthur International at that time) in 1998. In his most recent role as Underwriting Manager Casualty, Large Corporates for Austria and CEE, he grew the Casualty book in Austria and successfully expanded XL Group’s Casualty underwriting activities into the Eastern European countries Czech Republic, Poland and most recently Russia.Erich Bentz joined XL Group in 2009 as Business Development Manager Russia/CIS based in Austria. He began his insurance career in 1993 with Marsh & McLennan in New York and spent 12 years in various roles including Risk Management Casualty and business development in Brussels, Moscow and Vienna.About XL Group plc’s Insurance OperationsXL Group plc’s insurance companies offer property, casualty, professional and specialty insurance products globally. Businesses that are moving the world forward choose XL as their partner. To learn more, visit xlgroup.com/insuranceAbout XL Group plcXL Group plc (NYSE:XL), through its subsidiaries, is a global insurance and reinsurance company providing property, casualty and specialty products to industrial, commercial and professional firms, insurance companies and other enterprises throughout the world. XL is the company clients look to for answers to their most complex risks and to help move their world forward. To learn more, visit xlgroup.comXL Group is the global brand used by XL Group plc’s insurance and reinsurance subsidiaries.