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XL Group’s Iberia and Latin America insurance operation has announced the appointment of Ivan Torrecilla as Client & Distribution Leader of the Catalonia region. In addition to his responsibilities as Underwriting Manager for the Middle Market insurance segment in Catalonia, in his new role Ivan takes on responsibility for driving the team’s business development efforts in the Catalan market. Furthermore, XL Group announced the expansion of its team in Barcelona. Juan García has joined as Senior Loss Prevention Consultant in its risk engineering team XL GAPS, and Estefanía Taboada, Senior Underwriter Professional Lines, will move from the XL Group office in Paris to Barcelona this September. These steps were announced during the inauguration cocktail party of the new XL Group office in Barcelona (Paseo de Gracia, 110) yesterday, attended by clients, brokers, partners and colleagues.

In his welcome speech, Bruno Laval, Regional Manager Iberia and Latin America of XL Group’s insurance segment, stated, “It’s a great pleasure to be here today to celebrate the expansion of our team as well as our new office. We’re committed to this region and the strengthening of our team here will help us better respond to the needs of our clients and brokers with new capabilities and a continued high level of service.”

Daniel Maurer, Chief Underwriting Officer International Middle Market covering Asia-Pacific, Europe and Latin America for XL Group’s insurance segment said: “Many Catalonian entrepreneurs are looking for growth internationally and we are very happy to be able to support them, with our global network and expertise, in taking that step. The expansion of our office in Barcelona sets the stage for further development of our operations in Catalonia.”

Juan García joins XL GAPS, from Marsh. He brings more than 20 years of experience in risk engineering to his new position. Estefanía Taboada has been with XL Group since 2007 and has a broad, international experience in Professional Liability.

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