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Richard Abizaid


Rich is our Head of Americas and Regional Product Leader for Political Risk, Credit and Bond. With nearly two decades of experience and an in-depth knowledge of the industry, Rich leads a highly experienced underwriting and analytical team in the Americas.

Before joining XL Catlin, Rich served as senior vice president and head of Americas for Zurich Credit & Political Risk. He also managed Zurich’s Asia Pacific political risk underwriting team in Singapore and has served in senior roles for the US Trade and Development Agency and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.

Richard holds a Master of Arts degree in international business/trade/ commerce from George Mason University’s School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Near East studies from the University of Arizona.


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