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QBE promotes internally for European Head of Liability

QBE Europe has appointed Erik Keller as Head of Liability effective 1 January 2024.

Erik has 30 years’ experience in commercial insurance, with most of his career spent in multinational business.

He has been in the role of regional underwriting manager for QBE Germany since 2017.

Before joining QBE as liability portfolio manager in 2011, Erik held various underwriting and trading roles at Chubb, RSA, and construction insurance specialist VHV, building his experience in casualty underwriting and portfolio development.

At QBE Germany, his main client focus has been on large corporate and global business. In recent years, he took part in European projects including QBE’s casualty rulebook, multinational offering, and corporate and specialty practice development.

In his new European role, Erik will align QBE’s liability strategy across European countries, harmonising processes and creating efficiencies.

“Developing our local underwriting teams and our casualty product offering is crucial to the long-term success of liability at QBE,” commented Erik Keller, incoming Head of Liability at QBE Europe.

Erik will be reporting to Naintara Agarwal, Director of Underwriting & Portfolio Management for Europe, who added: “I am absolutely thrilled to have Erik join the team. He has shown not only how he can support cooperation across European offices but also a dedication to building strong relations with brokers and clients. This, I believe, is the right approach to develop our capability and our market position in Europe.”