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AXA XL taps US country manager

AXA XL has announced the appointment of Matthew V. O’Malley as US country manager. O’Malley will report to Joe Tocco, CEO of the company’s Americas region.

In October, AXA XL launched a new operating model that included a new zone structure in the US. The new structure aims to put the company’s multi-line insurance and risk management experts closer to brokers and clients. In the new structure, O’Malley has been named as AXA XL’s East US Zone leader, joining Todd Sutherland as Central US Zone leader and Mike Soper as West US Zone leader. O’Malley takes on the role of US country manager in addition to his zone leadership role.

In his new position, O’Malley will assume broader oversight of AXA XL’s collective business activity in the US insurance market.

“Our new regional focus has been well-received by our brokers and clients, and we’re already realizing greater efficiency in the delivery of our multi-line insurance coverages,” Tocco said. “This is in large part [due] to Matt, Todd and Mike’s effective teambuilding and strategic implementation that got our new structure up and running quickly and effectively. In this country management role, Matt will make sure that we’re taking advantage of our zonal structure, as well as combined efforts across our zones. With his collaborative leadership style, attention to data and analytics, and his underwriting management experience, Matt is well-prepared to help us keep an eye on our regional activity and the big picture as we continue to build AXA XL’s reputation in the US market.”

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O’Malley has held numerous underwriting and management positions during his 25 years in the industry. Most recently, he led AXA XL’s North America environmental insurance business and held underwriting management responsibility for the company’s E&S casualty business.

O’Malley holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter and Registered Professional Liability Underwriter designations. He serves as a member of the board of advisors for the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education.

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