AXA XL appoints Marine Charbonnier in APAC and Europe as head of captives and facultative underwriting


Marine Charbonnier (seen above) has been appointed head of captives and facultative underwriting, APAC and Europe, by AXA XL Insurance.

For the business unit serving Asia-Pacific and Europe, Charbonnier will oversee the captive business of AXA XL. She will collaborate closely with the underwriting teams of the business to support both new and existing captive programmes for customers in Europe, Asia, and Australia. She will also be in charge of aiding regional underwriters by putting AXA XL's outward facultative underwriting strategy into practise for the two areas.

“Interest in captives has risen sharply over the last three years, with our clients either owning, growing or looking to open a captive,” said Etienne Champion, chief underwriting officer, APAC & Europe at AXA XL. “They are a strategic risk management tool for our clients and an area of growth for our business.

“Marine is a seasoned insurance professional with extensive knowledge in captive management. She is recognised for her expertise in Europe and beyond and expanding her role to APAC means our Asia and Australia clients will benefit from additional resources and capabilities for managing their complex risks.”

Prior to this, Charbonnier served as the regional director for Europe for AXA XL's global programmes and captives. She began working with AXA in 2013 as the head of risk financing solutions before being elevated in 2018 to the position of head of integrated solutions for alternative risk transfer. Charbonnier worked more than 20 years at Gras Savoye before joining AXA, where she held a number of critical positions in captives and alternative risk transfer.

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