SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – October 30, 2014 – XL Group today announced the appointment of Thisiani Matsumura Martins as Technical Officer of its insurance operation in Brazil, subject to approval by the local supervisory authority. She succeeds Juan Bragadin, who will continue working with XL Group as a consultant in the Latin American market. Ms. Matsumura Martins’ main responsibility will be further strengthening XL Group’s market offering by managing product approvals, and compliance, as well as reinsurance with Brazil’s insurance regulator SUSEP. She is based in Sao Paulo and reports into Renato Rodrigues, Country Manager of XL Group’s insurance operation in Brazil.
Renato Rodrigues commented on the appointment: “Thisiani brings a broad spectrum of technical knowledge with a deep understanding of the Brazilian market, as well as experience in helping to build new product lines from the ground up. She’s well placed to help us build on the solid foundation laid since we opened our office. I’m truly delighted to see another strong talent joining my team.”
Ms. Matsumura Martins has over 19 years of experience in property, energy, construction, and aviation underwriting. She joins XL Group from Liberty Seguros Brazil, where she was Head of Commercial Lines Products and Reinsurance. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from FAAP University and an MBA in Insurance, Reinsurance and Arbitration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV).
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