AXA XL Names Danielle Roth Head of Cyber Claims, North America

Roth will also oversee the newly created Cyber Incident Response team, led by Gwenn E. Cujdik, Claims Manager, Cyber Incident Response.

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AXA XL, the property/casualty and specialty risk division of AXA (Paris), has announced the promotion of Danielle Roth as Practice Leader and Head of Cyber Claims, North America. Based in AXA XL’s headquarters in Stamford, Conn., Roth is responsible for developing and implementing the claims strategy and best practices including coverages analysis, claims investigations, reserving and resolution of claims, service standards and state regulations.

Danielle Roth, Practice Leader, Head of Cyber Claims, North America, AXA XL.

“Known for her technical expertise and strategic approach, Danielle is a proven leader who has a track record of serving the needs of our brokers and clients since she joined AXA XL in 2015,” comments Tricia Melly, Head of Professional Claims, Americas. “She is widely known for her thought leadership in the cyber claims industry and ability to collaborate across multiple functions to ensure the best possible outcome for our partners.”

In addition to managing AXA XL’s Cyber claims professionals in the US, Canada & Bermuda, Roth will also oversee the newly created Cyber Incident Response team, led by Gwenn E. Cujdik, Claims Manager, Cyber Incident Response.

“Launching a dedicated Cyber Incident Response team further demonstrates our commitment to our clients to help them before, during and after a cyber incident,” comments Roth. “Gwenn brings a wealth of knowledge to this new team from her unique experiences as an attorney specializing in investigation, crisis management and litigation related to data privacy, cybersecurity and regulation.”

Gwenn E. Cujdik, Claims Manager, Cyber Incident Response, AXA XL.

Based in AXA XL’s Exton, PA office, Cujdik will manage a team of claims professionals dedicated to assisting clients navigate cyber incidents including ransomware and business email compromise. Cujdik will oversee AXA XL’s breach response panel, including best-in-class law firms and vendors to assist in the incident response process and work with AXA XL’s Cyber Underwriting team to strengthen these services.

She will liaise closely with AXA XL’s claims professionals and underwriting teams to ensure the needs of its clients are met should an incident occur, a company statement says.

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Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For nearly two decades, he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at or (503) 936-2803.

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