Global insurance and reinsurance company XL Group has named Valérie Devaux - Piquer as the new casualty underwriting manager, Europe, Reinsurance, effective from 1 September 2013.

Based in Paris, France, she will succeed Dieter Kohl and will report to Marcus Gonzales, general manager UK branch and head of international casualty reinsurance.

Prior to accepting the current job, she was working with Transatlantic Reinsurance Company as the liability technical manager with responsibility for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Turkey.

Before that, she served ACE European Group as European Group Casualty manager responsible for CEE, Russia, and Middle East/North Africa.

Prior to joining ACE European Group, she held various specialty casualty treaty roles at SCOR, Paris, France, between 1995 and 2007.

Devaux – Piquer started her career as a casualty account manager with Gras Savoye in 1982.

XL Group’s reinsurance companies provide insurance products that include aerospace, property, casualty, marine and specialty.