Uwe Schoberth appointed Head of Global Distribution for QBE Group

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 Officer. 

"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 QBE."

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.