Seraina Maag likes a challenge. "It's very satisfying if you can solve problems and look back on your achievements and leave your mark on an organization as well," she says. The chief executive of North America Property & Casualty at XL Group, Insurance has certainly done so.

Maag's career began in banking, which is what she always thought she wanted. She began at Brown Brothers Harriman while obtaining her undergraduate degree. When a recruiting firm contacted her, asking her to participate an interview process at Swiss Re, she was hesitant. "I didn't want to be in insurance or reinsurance, although I had heard about Swiss Re being a very reputable organization, it was kind of considered blue blood in Switzerland at the time, in the early 1990s."

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