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Papachristou takes Gibraltar CEO role at Qatar Re

3rd December 2020 - Author: Matt Sheehan

Qatar Reinsurance Company Limited (Qatar Re), the global multi-line reinsurer and subsidiary of QIC Global, has announced the appointment of Dimitris Papachristou as CEO of its Gibraltar companies, effective immediately.

GibraltorIn this role, Papachristou will oversee the operations of Zenith Insurance Plc, Markerstudy Insurance Company Limited, and St Julians Insurance Company Limited.

He reports to Michael van der Straaten, CEO at QIC Global and succeeds outgoing Gibraltar CEO Mark Cockcroft, who is stepping down from the role and leaving the business.

Papachristou brings has over 24 years’ industry experience and most recently served as Chief Actuary (Research) at the Prudential Regulation Authority for the Bank of England.

Previously he was an actuary at Aon, where he focused on reinsurance structuring and analysis, and prior to this he was a lecturer at the University of Southampton

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“We are very pleased to have Dimitris join us as CEO of Qatar Re’s Gibraltar companies,” said van der Straaten. “He is a consummate professional and an industry leader with broad experience, a background in actuarial excellence and market-leading economic analysis.

“I look forward to working alongside him as we continue to move forward with the strategic vision for our Group and further strengthen our Gibraltarian operations,” van der Straaten continued.

“I would also like to thank Mark, who has been a valuable member of Qatar Re for many years and has had a pivotal role in aligning our Gibraltar companies to the wider group. We wish him every success in all his future endeavours.”

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