XL Group has opened a new office in Lyon with a team that will serve middle-market companies with annual turnover of €30 million to €300 million.
The insurer has appointed Auberi Etienne and Clotilde Bartok to respond to the needs of companies and broking houses across France’s south-east region.
Mr Etienne, who has been appointed senior casualty underwriter middle market, brings with him over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry.
He joined XL Group from Hiscox where for the past four years he has served as regional director for south-east France.
Ms Bartok joins XL Group as property underwriter middle market, having previously held the post of property underwriter with Generali for eight years, based in Lyon.
Kadidja Sinz, country manager of XL’s insurance operation in France, says: “Building on our established reputation of efficient underwriting, global capabilities and claims services, the opening of the new office in Lyon strengthens our presence in the French market and positions us well to serve our growing regional client base, especially those in the regions of Rhône Alpes and Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur.”