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AXA XL Insurance today announced it has appointed Jean-Baptiste de Malartic as Underwriting Manager, Cargo – France. In this role, he will be responsible for AXA XL’s cargo underwriting strategy in France.

Commenting on the appointment, Julien Guénot, Country Leader, France, said: “With Marseille and Le Havre among Europe’s largest ports, France plays a key role in European Union trade, 75% of which is shipped by sea. The marine sector is vital for the French economy and, as a leading marine insurer, we are committed to supporting our France-based clients and brokers with their cargo risks, through the current crisis and beyond.”

James Amos, Underwriting Manager, Marine – France at AXA XL, said: “I am delighted to have Jean-Baptiste join our team; his knowledge of the sector and his experience will be key to supporting our clients and brokers in France.”

Mr. Malartic has more than 10 years’ experience in insurance. He joined AXA in 2014 as Business Development Manager, Development & Innovation before becoming a Cargo underwriter in 2016.