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QBE Insurance, Middle East

QBE Insurance Group announced the appointment of Abdallah Balbeisi as Senior Executive officer (SEO), Head of Middle East and Africa (MEA).

Abdallah will lead QBE’s insurance and reinsurance initiative in the MEA region. He is set to join the firm in May 2020 in its Dubai office, reporting to Stephen Postlewhite, Deputy Chief Underwriting Officer, QBE Re. Vladan Radakovic will serve as interim SEO until Abdallah joins.

Abdallah brings 20 years of industry experience to the role. He joins the company from Aspen Reinsurance, where he led the MEA region since 2010 from London and was appointed the SEO of Dubai office since 2017. Prior to Aspen he served in various regional roles in loss adjusting, underwriting and brokering.

Stephen Postlewhite, Deputy Chief Underwriting Officer, QBE Re said: “As a specialist insurer and reinsurer, we are dedicated to continually strengthening our capabilities to meet the evolving needs of our customers. Abdallah’s experience and strong relationships made him the ideal candidate to lead this business and further demonstrates our commitment to this key region for QBE.”

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For further information contact:

Alexis Burris, Media Relations Adviser, QBE, +44 (0)20 3465 3921

Sandra Villanueva, Senior Media Relations Manager, QBE +44(0)20 7105 5284

 

About QBE

QBE European Operations is part of QBE Insurance Group, one of the world’s leading international insurers and reinsurers and Standard & Poor’s A+ rated. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, QBE’s gross written premium for the year ended 31 December 2018, was US$13.7 billion.

As a business insurance specialist, QBE European Operations offers a range of insurance products from the standard suite of property, casualty and motor to the specialist financial lines, marine and energy. All are tailored to the individual needs of our small, medium and large client base.

We understand the crucial role that effective risk management plays in all organisations and work hard to understand our clients’ businesses so that we offer insurance solutions that meet their needs – from complex programmes to simpler e-trading solutions – and support them in minimising their risk exposures. Our expert risk management and rehabilitation practitioners focus on helping clients improve their risk management so that they may benefit from a reduction in claims frequency and costs.