XL Insurance, the global insurance operations of XL Group, has appointed Kevin Rajah as underwriting manager Professional Lines Asia, based in Singapore.

Rajah will replace Carsten Keune, who has been appointed as chief underwriting officer, Emerging Markets for Professional Lines.

Reporting to Keune, Rajah will be responsible for further developing XL Insurance’s Asian Professional Lines operation, including business written in and through the Malaysian Federal Territory of Labuan, where XL Insurance was recently granted a licence to conduct business.

Rajah will join XL Insurance from ACE in Singapore, where as professional indemnity manager he was responsible for building the Professional Indemnity business across Asia.

Keune said, clients and brokers will benefit from Kevin’s extensive professional and regional market expertise as we continue to grow our Professional Lines offering throughout Asia.

“In order to provide seamless service Kevin and I will work closely together during the transition period over the coming months, before I relocate back to Europe, Keune said.