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QBE appoints Beatriz Valenti as Director of Insurance, QBE Europe

By Sandra Villanueva
Senior Media Relations Manager

Based in Barcelona, Beatriz will join QBE on 15 June and will report to Cécile Fresneau, Managing Director – Insurance.

Beatriz joins QBE from Zurich, where she has held numerous roles for the past 20 years, her most recent as Head of Commercial Spain/CEO Global Corporate Spain. Prior to this, she performed roles across Underwriting and Client Management, including Head of Relationship Corporate Customers (Global Corporate EMEA), Head of Middle Market Proposition (EMEA) and the Head of Financial Lines and International Business (Global Corporate Spain). Beatriz also has broking experience, having spent some time at Marsh in Spain and Marsh & McLennan UK.

Cécile Fresneau, Managing Director – Insurance, said: "I am delighted to welcome Beatriz to the team at a time when we have ambitious and exciting plans for Europe. Beatriz’s track record, experience and leadership style make her an excellent addition to our team, and I very much look forward to working with her."

Beatriz adds: “I am really looking forward to joining QBE, this is a tremendous opportunity to build on QBE’s excellent foundations in Continental Europe and I am really looking forward to joining the team and getting stuck in. QBE has ambitious plans for Europe, some of which we have already started to see take shape, and I look forward to putting all my energy, passion and effort into delivering QBE's growth agenda and working alongside some great people.”

Beatriz takes over the role from Andrea Brock who has been acting as Interim Europe Executive Director, continuing in the role until Beatriz joins in June and after which point will resume her previous position as General Manager of QBE’s German operation.


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 2021 was US$18.5 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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Head of Media Relations & Content, QBE International