QBE has appointed Chris Kurinsky, prior Head of Sales and Direct Marketing for Chubb, to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of QBE Insurance, Malaysia, Berhad.
Kurinsky will lead QBE’s Malaysia expansion efforts, and work to build strategic partnerships and initiatives to grow the firm’s specialty, commercial, SME, and personal lines.
Mark Lingafelter, Managing Director, QBE Asia Pacific, commented on the appointment; “We are very pleased to welcome Chris to QBE. His previous experience in the Malaysian insurance sector and his expertise in underwriting, distribution, reinsurance, and strategic planning will help us continue to expand our solid customer base in this dynamic market.
“Chris is inheriting a strong business in Malaysia, which is an integral part of our Emerging Markets Division and remains a key part of our profitable growth strategy.”
Prior to joining QBE, Chris was Head of Sales and Direct Marketing, Consumer Lines, for Chubb Insurance China, he gained experience working in the Malaysian market as General Manager of consumer lines for Chubb Malaysia.
Kurinsky is an insurance expert in the Asian market; he boasts 20 years experience and has worked in mainland China, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong as well as in the United States and Latin America.