AXA XL appointed a new chief underwriting officer for its casualty business in the Asa-Pacific region and Europe. The Hartford named a new head of the Southeast Division for the its Middle and Large Commercial Insurance business.


AXA XL Insurance appointed Marine Ress as chief underwriting officer, Casualty, APAC & Europe. Her appointment is effective as of Oct. 1, and she will be based in Paris.

Marine Ress

In this role, Ress will oversee the management of AXA XL’s casualty portfolio and, working closely with local underwriting teams, will be responsible for the underwriting strategy for general liability, motor and environmental insurance in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

Ress has more than 20 years’ experience in the insurance sector. She joined Aon in 2001 where she held a number broking and leadership roles, specializing in liability and financial lines insurance. She then joined Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE in 2011 where she was first responsible for the French liability team before becoming regional head, Liability Underwriting, for the Mediterranean region and Africa.


The Hartford named Tony Paschali as head of the Southeast Division for the company’s Middle and Large Commercial Insurance business.

Tony Paschali

Paschali now leads the sales and underwriting operations for the company’s independent agents, brokers and customers across 12 Southeastern states from Delaware to Florida. He will report to Tracey Ant, head of Field Operations & General Industries for Middle and Large Commercial insurance.

Paschali has been with The Hartford for more than 18 years in various Middle Market and Large Commercial roles across Texas, as well as the Midwest and Southeast. He recently served as regional vice president in The Hartford’s Atlanta Regional office.

Sources: AXA XL and The Hartford