Mr. Bitterlin previously worked for Rhine Re, Baloise Insurance Company in Switzerland and Partner Re in Zurich

XL Insurance, the global insurance operations of XL Capital, has appointed Peter Bitterlin as regional underwriting manager for Energy.

Mr. Bitterlin in his new role will be heading XL Insurance’s onshore energy team for Europe and Asia Pacific, and will be based in London.

Mr. Bitterlin has more than 25 years’ of underwriting experience. Most recently he served as senior underwriter Energy with Partner Re in Zurich. Prior to this, he worked for Rhine Re and Baloise Insurance Company in Switzerland.

Gerald Kanis, chief property underwriter – Europe & Asia Pacific, XL Insurance, said: At XL Insurance we have built up a reputation for high-quality underwriting, loss prevention expertise and providing capacity to the energy market, especially for complex risks. This expertise and focus on service are proving to be real differentiators in the current market. Peter’s skills as an experienced energy underwriter will be of great benefit to our global client base and positions him well to further grow our energy operations across Europe and Asia Pacific.