New XL head of international professional to build geographic and product footprint in region

Louise Dennerstahl

Zurich’s former chief executive for the Nordic region, Louise Dennerstahl, has been hired by XL Group to lead its international professional insurance business, which covers the Asia Pacific, European and Latin American markets.

The XL Asia Pacific insurance region integrates its operations in Australia, Singapore, Labuan, Hong Kong and China. Craig Langham leads the Asia Pacific team and Andrew Vigar is regional manager.

Langham said Dennerstahl’s appointment was “a great example of the growing strategic relevance of Asia Pacific to truly international companies”.

“We have much important work to do in the Asia Pacific region. I am looking forward to working with Louise to build out our geographic and product footprint,” he said.

In her previous roles, Dennerstahl has led development in the Middle East, Latin America and Asia Pacific.