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ABOUT QBE

Protecting your business from every possible angle

The QBE Insurance Group is one of the world's top insurers and reinsurers, providing cover in more than 150 countries.

QBE has a long history of providing commercial insurance solutions to the MENA region via the Lloyd’s platform. In 2009, we expanded our Middle East offering by opening an office in Dubai to service the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. With comprehensive products and deep underwriting expertise, we can cover a wide range of business risks and find solutions to even the most complex challenges. QBE Insurance, Middle East is regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority and is licensed to carry on Financial Services with or for professional clients.

2018 at a glance

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Global reach

The Middle East office forms part of the wider QBE Insurance Group, which has operations in 27 countries worldwide.

At QBE, our purpose is to give people the confidence to achieve their ambitions

Financial strength

The strength of the QBE Insurance Group balance sheet means you can transfer your risks to us, confident in the knowledge that if you ever need to make a claim, we’ll be here for you.

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All figures from 2018. For more, visit the Financial Reports and Presentations area on our Group website, where you can also find information for investors and shareholders.

Highly rated

Our strength and security is reflected in the insurer financial strength ratings that we receive.

QBE Insurance (Europe) Limited

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A+

Stable

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A+

Negative

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Stable

QBE Insurance Group

Standard & Poor's A+ Stable

Fitch Ratings A+ Negative

A.M. Best A Stable

QBE UK Limited (“QBE UK”)

Standard & Poor's A+ Stable

Fitch Ratings A+ Negative

A.M. Best A Stable

QBE Europe SA/NV (“QBE Europe”)

Standard & Poor's A+ Stable

Fitch Ratings A+ Negative

A.M. Best A Stable

Lloyd's (566 part of 2999)

Standard & Poor's 5

Fitch Ratings

A.M. Best

QBE Reinsurance Corp. (America)

Standard & Poor's A+

Fitch Ratings A+ Positive

A.M. Best A

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QBE Insurance Group

A+ Stable

A+ Negative

A Stable

QBE UK Limited (“QBE UK”)

A+ Stable

A+ Negative

A Stable

QBE Europe SA/NV (“QBE Europe”)

A+ Stable

A+ Negative

A Stable

Lloyd's (566 part of 2999)

5

QBE Reinsurance Corp. (America)

A+

A+ Positive

A

Meet our Executive Management Board

Jason Harris

Jason joined QBE as Chief Executive Officer, International in October 2020. Prior to joining QBE, Jason held a number of global and International leadership roles at XL Group including most recently as Chief Executive, Global Property and Casualty and previously as Chief Executive, International Property and Casualty. He previously worked at AIG/Chartis in several senior roles including Executive Director, Commercial Lines. He is an underwriter by background and started his career in offshore energy. He has worked in insurance for over 25 years.

Mike East

Mike joined in 2015 from Canopius, where he had been Head of Claims since 2006. He has more than 20 years’ experience in claims and he is a current member and former Chairman of the London Market Association’s Claims Committee.

Mike has led QBE’s Claims team since 2016.

Cecile Fresneau

Cécile Fresneau, Executive Director, UK. Cécile has over 16 years of insurance industry experience and joins us from Zurich where she has been Chief Underwriting Officer for UK General Insurance since June 2014. She held a number of senior positions at Zurich including head of personal lines for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Before joining Zurich, Cécile worked for Insurance Australia Group (IAG) in Sydney. Cécile leads our UK Insurance business unit.

Joe Gordon

Joe has more than 30 years’ experience in Operations. He started working in the industry in 1996 when he joined AIG, where he went on to hold several roles. He then worked for Zurich Insurance in the UK and Switzerland, before joining QBE in 2013 as Chief Operations Officer.

Nick Hankin

Nick was appointed as Interim Chief Underwriting Officer for QBE International on 1 January 2021 having joined EO as Deputy Chief Underwriting Officer in July 2020 and the Group CUO team in March 2020. He has 25 years of underwriting experience across major GI organisations including RSA, Aviva, Axa, AIG and Zurich including P&L Leadership, Strategy, Risk & Governance, Technical Underwriting Director and as Chief Underwriting Officer

Nick also served as Managing Chair of Climatewise and sits on the CII Professional Standards Committee and the CII Board of the Society of Underwriting Professionals. Nick holds a degree in History, the ACII and an MBA from City University.

Steve Postlewhite

Steve joined QBE in November 2018.  Prior to joining QBE, Steve spend 14 years at Aspen Insurance, where his roles over time included CEO of Aspen Insurance, CEO of Aspen Reinsurance, Group Chief Risk Officer and Chief Actuary.  Prior to Aspen Steve worked at the UK regulator, the FSA and at KPMG where he trained and qualified as an actuary..

Today, he leads our Reinsurance division.

Sam Harrison

Sam started his career in insurance at Commercial Union which he joined on graduating with a degree in Economics in 1993. After completing his ACII qualifications in 1995 he joined CU’s Energy team where he spent the next three years. In 1998 Sam joined Syndicate 1036 as Assistant Offshore Energy underwriter, becoming Head of Offshore Energy for the Syndicate three years later, and Head of Energy in 2005.

In 2010 Sam was promoted to Head of Marine & Energy for Syndicate 1036, then again in 2013 to Managing Director of QBE European Operations’ International Markets division. In June 2015 he joined the company’s Executive Committee and assumed full responsibility for the leadership of the International Markets division, which annually underwrites in excess of £1billion GWP.

In July 2017, he was named Managing Director, Insurance. This single underwriting division comprises of the UK, Europe and International Markets business units.

Emma Higgins

Emma joined QBE in August 2020 from AXA XL where she held senior roles for just over 3 years most recently a duel hatted role as HR Director for the International Reinsurance and Insurance business and HR Leader for the UK and Asia Pacific which combined both product and geography with global business partnering on one side of the matrix and ‘local’ leadership with board responsibilities on the other.

Prior to this Emma was at MetLife for over 12 years, the last 7.5 years were spent in New York as Vice President Human Resources.

Steve Postlewhite

Steve joined QBE in November 2018.  Prior to joining QBE, Steve spent 14 years at Aspen Insurance, where his roles over time included CEO of Aspen Insurance, CEO of Aspen Reinsurance, Group Chief Risk Officer and Chief Actuary.  Prior to Aspen Steve worked at the UK regulator, the FSA and at KPMG where he trained and qualified as an actuary.

Today, he leads our Reinsurance division.

Nigel Terry

Nigel previously held the role of QBE European Operations Finance Director. Prior to working at QBE Nigel was the UK CFO at Aspen Insurance UK Limited and Aspen Managing Agency Limited (the agent for syndicate 4711), and an audit partner at PwC providing high quality assurance over financial reporting, controls and regulatory issues.

David Winkett

David joined QBE in 2000 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2004. He is a chartered accountant and previously spent 10 years at PwC working with Lloyd's, London market and international insurance companies.

Giving something back

Our employees want to actively contribute to the communities where they live and work; they take part in a range of fundraising activities and initiatives to help people and communities thrive and achieve their goals.

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