Barclays Corporate has appointed Karla Maloof as head of insurance for North America.

In her role, Maloof will be responsible for developing and leading the regional strategy for the insurance sector.

Maloof will report into Carl Boulton, head of insurance at Barclays Corporate.

Maloof joins Barclays from HSBC in Bermuda, where she was head of global banking and a member of the senior management committee, focusing on the commercial insurance and reinsurance sector.

Prior to joining HSBC in 2005, Maloof served as first vice president with Mellon Financial Corporation’s insurance banking and loan products group, covering property and casualty, reinsurance and life insurance companies in the US, Europe and Bermuda.

Boulton said that Karla’s appointment is a significant step forward in their global strategy to provide best in class coverage and solutions for their clients around the world and follows recent hires to strengthen the team in Western Europe.