XL Group's insurance segment has appointed Michael Harth as country manager for Germany, effective 16 April 2012.

In his role, Harth will be responsible for all the group’s insurance business activities in Germany.

He will be based at XL Group’s German head offices in Munich.

Harth joins XL Group from Marsh, where he was a member of the management board with co-responsibility for the company’s Southern Region in Germany.

Prior to Marsh, Harth held various positions within the Allianz Group, including that of Senior Underwriter Financial Lines at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty and Corporate Key Account Manager with responsibility for the entire product range within Allianz Group’s Corporate client world.

XL Group regional manager of Continental and Eastern Europe Gernot Klantschnig said that Michael is well placed to build on our momentum in the market and further grow our German business through offering a product mix that responds to market needs.