NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Intent on growing their North American primary casualty business using their extensive global network, the insurance operations of XL Group plc (NYSE: XL) today announced the appointment of Alfred Bergbauer as Head of Multinational Casualty. Mr. Bergbauer will report directly to Ken Riegler, President of XL Group's North American Primary Casualty group and maintain offices in both New York and Philadelphia.
"There are only a few insurers with an extensive global reach and the ability to build global insurance programs to protect multinational companies in whichever corner of the world they operate. XL Group is one of them," said Mr. Riegler. "Under Alfred's leadership, we are continuing to build out our global program business helping more multinational companies in North America address their cross-border insurance needs. Alfred's insight and knowledge of the international insurance markets adds another layer of valuable experience to our primary casualty team."
"With XL's ability to provide coverage in over 100 countries, and our team's extensive experience and technical global knowledge, we are very well equipped to help our multinational clients design a global insurance program that addresses their international legal, regulatory and tax compliance issues so that they can take advantage of all the business opportunities our global economy has to offer," Mr. Riegler added.
Mr. Bergbauer joins XL Group from Marsh USA, Inc. where he served as multinational client service leader for the east zone since 2006. Mr. Bergbauer brings more than 25 years of international insurance industry experience, working in the US, China, Hong Kong, and the Philippines for such companies as ACE USA, Winterthur Insurance, Liberty Mutual Group, Continental Insurance and Insular General Insurance Company. He earned a BA in Journalism from Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio and an MBA from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College in Wellesley, MA, and is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (UK).About XL's Insurance Operations XL 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/insurance. XL Group is the global brand used by XL Group plc's insurance subsidiaries. About XL Group plc XL Group plc, 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. Its principal offices are located at No.1 Hatch Street Upper, 4 th Floor, Dublin 2, Ireland. To learn more, visit xlgroup.com SOURCE XL Group plc