QBE names Head of Program Business

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

(New York, NY) - QBE today announced the appointment of Robert D. Byler as President and Head of Program Business.

In his role at QBE, Byler will focus on the program business strategy, create and implement strategic initiatives and maintain relationships with the insurance and reinsurance communities.

With more than 30 years in the insurance industry, Byler has led several start-up and transitional programs. Previously, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Amtrust Underwriters, Inc. in Connecticut. Prior to that, he headed Alea Alternative Risk, a start-up insurance and reinsurance operation.

Byler holds a Bachelor of Science degree in commerce and administration from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

QBE Insurance Group Limited is one of the top 25 insurers and reinsurers worldwide. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, QBE operates out of 47 countries around the globe, with a presence in every key insurance market. The Americas Division, headquartered in New York, conducts business through various property and casualty insurance subsidiaries in eight countries. QBE's Americas Division produced $4 billion in gross written premium in 2009 and an 89.7 combined operating ratio. QBE Insurance companies are rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best and "A+" by Standard and Poor's. For more information, visit qbe.com.