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Leslie Kurshan

Managing Director, Global AFIC Credit Specialties Leader
Marsh Ltd

Leslie Kurshan is a Managing Director and AFIC Leader for the Credit Specialties Practice at Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and innovative risk management solutions. Prior to taking on her current role, Leslie was Leader, Innovative Client Solutions for Marsh’s Specialty Practices in the United Kingdom and was heavily involved in the development of the Marsh AFIC Aircraft Finance Non-Payment policy.  Since the formal launch of this offering in June 2017, the AFIC platform has supported the financing of over 50 commercial aircraft and approximately USD 4 billion in financing, as well as being recognized with a number of industry awards (Ishka – Most Innovative Deal of the Year; Reactions – Global Achievement of a London Market Broker; Airfinance Journal – Overall Deal of the Year, 2017 Tax Lease Deal of the Year, 2017 Aviation Finance Person of the Year, Airline Economics – Editor’s Deal of the Year for Innovation).
In recent years, she has been responsible for the development of a number of other proprietary insurance products including the enhanced versions of Marsh Alpha directors and officers liability policy and the Marsh Echo product suite (awarded the European Risk Management Award for Broker Innovation of the Year 2016).  Earlier in her career, was the Head of Product Development Marsh UK’s Financial and Professional Lines Practice, led Marsh’s UK Management Liability Client Advisory Team and advised many FTSE 100 and large European companies on the placement of their management liability insurance programs. 
Leslie is a California attorney with experience representing London Market insurers in insurance coverage disputes in the United States.  She is also a solicitor qualified in England and Wales.  Leslie is a regular speaker at insurance and legal conferences and has authored and co-authored a number of articles on emerging insurance coverage and risk issues.

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