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QBE Middle East launches cyber offering with new hire

QBE has launched a cyber offering in the Middle East as part of its global cyber growth strategy. The new offering forms part of QBE’s International Markets portfolio.

To lead the portfolio in the region, QBE has appointed Sarah Hamlat as Senior Cyber Underwriter.

Sarah joins QBE from Marsh where she spent more than six years as a Cyber Broker based in Paris before joining the Dubai office as Regional Cyber Growth Leader. Prior to this, Sarah worked at WTW for more than two years as a Financial Lines & Cyber Broker. 


In her new role, she will be responsible for driving profitable cyber growth in Middle East and Africa. She will be reporting to Rachel Perry, Head of Third-Party Lines, QBE Middle East and will be based in Dubai.


Abdallah Balbeisi, Senior Executive Officer, Head of MEA, QBE said: “In line with QBE’s significant global cyber growth, QBE Middle East has taken the path of strengthening its local offering with a dedicated cyber resource. The cyber product will complement our Financial Lines offering to meet the needs of our customers.”


Rachel Perry, Head of Third-Party Lines, QBE Middle East, said: “Sarah is highly regarded in the cyber market and the region for her technical knowledge and strong relationships. We very much look forward to welcoming her to the team, where she will be a great addition to our offering in the MEA region.”



For further information contact:

Sandra Villanueva, Corporate Communications, QBE, 020 7105 5284,

Alexis Burris, Corporate Communications, QBE, 020 3465 3921,


About QBE

QBE helps businesses build resilience through risk management and insurance.

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 2022 was US$20 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 customer base.

We understand the crucial role that effective risk management plays in all organisations and work hard to understand our customers’ 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 customers improve their risk management so that they may benefit from a reduction in claims frequency and costs.

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