AXA XL has announced the appointment of Robert Riha as Chief Client & Distribution Officer, APAC & Europe, effective July 1st. In his new role, Mr. Riha will lead AXA XL's client and broker engagement as well as marketing activities in Asia-Pacific and Europe, working closely with local client and distribution teams. He will report to Xavier Veyry, Chief Executive Officer, APAC & Europe and Manuel Meier, Global Chief Client Officer. Mr. Riha started his career in insurance in 2006, working in-house at RSA for Parabis Law and later qualifying as a solicitor, specialising in insurance litigation with Kennedys.

He joined AXA XL in 2012 as a senior claims adjuster in London. He later relocated to Singapore where he went on to lead AXA XL's claims teams for Southeast Asia before being promoted to Head of Claims, Asia in 2021. Mr. Riha will relocate from Singapore to Dublin.