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Richard Abizaid Regional Product Leader and Head of the Americas at AXA XL


Based out of Washington, D.C., Richard joined XL Catlin in August 2016. He currently manages a team of ten underwriters located in Bermuda, NY, São Paulo, Toronto and Washington DC. Prior to joining XL Catlin, Richard was with Zurich's Credit & Political Risk group for eight and a half years. For five of those years, Richard was in Singapore where he managed the Asia-Pacific regional team from 2012 until 2014. His last position at Zurich was as Senior Vice President and Head of the Americas, Zurich Credit & Political Risk. Richard also spent ten years with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in its Political Risk Insurance Department. His last position was as Regional Director of the Eurasia group. Richard earned his B.A. in Near East Studies from the University of Arizona and his M.A. in International Transactions from George Mason University.