Thursday, January 16, 2014
(New York, N.Y.) - Uwe Schoberth has been appointed Head of
Global Distribution for QBE Group, commencing in the role in
February. Schoberth brings more than 20 years' experience in the
international insurance industry and has developed and overseen
distribution, marketing and sales strategies in addition to
managing broker and client relations.
Schoberth will be based in North America and will report to
Richard Pryce, QBE European Operations Chief Executive
"Further strengthening of our relationships with QBE's five
major trading partners is a key priority for our business," said
Richard Pryce. "Uwe brings a wealth of experience to this role and
will work with our teams across the globe to ensure our
relationships with global brokers deliver profitable growth for
Schoberth joins QBE from XL Group where he was Managing
Director, EVP and Head of NA Distribution and Network.
He began his insurance career as an international casualty
underwriter with the Gerling Group out of Cologne, moving with
Gerling to London and then New York as a marketing and sales
director. He subsequently became a Regional Executive in
Gerling's Chicago office and in 2000 moved to Winterthur
International which was eventually acquired by XL Group.
QBE's North America operations are part of QBE Insurance Group
Limited, one of the top 20 insurers and reinsurers worldwide. QBE
Insurance Group's 2012 results can also be found at www.qbena.com. Headquartered in
Sydney, Australia, QBE operates out of 46 countries around the
globe, with a presence in every key insurance market. The North
America operation, headquartered in New York, conducts business
through various property and casualty insurance subsidiaries. QBE
insurance companies are rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best and "A+"
by Standard & Poor's.