XL Insurance, the global insurance operations of XL Group, has appointed Kadidja Sinz as new country manager for France. Sinz will succeed Guy Lallour, who is retiring in May.

Sinz has over 25 years of experience in the European and French insurance markets. She will join XL Insurance from Ace Europe, where she most recently held the position of distribution and customer relationship manager for Europe.

Previously, she held various management roles at AIG Europe in Paris and Chubb France.

XL Insurance regional operating officer continental Europe, Asia and Latin America Gernot Klantschnig said Kadidja has extensive experience in developing and implementing insurance solutions for major and middle market firms in France.

"She is well placed to build on our momentum in the market and further grow our French business through offering a product mix that responds to market needs.

"France is an important market to us and home to many international companies which rely on XL Insurance to provide local and global insurance coverage," Klantschnig said.