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QBE Europe makes Beatriz Valenti Director of Insurance

29th April 2022 - Author: Jack Willard

QBE Europe, part of QBE Insurance Group – a global insurer and reinsurer, has named Beatriz Valenti as Director of Insurance.

QBEBased in Barcelona, Valenti will join QBE Europe on June 15, and will report to Managing Director, Insurance, Cécile Fresneau.

Valenti will be taking 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.

Valenti joins QBE from Zurich, where she served in numerous roles over the past 20 years. Her most recent role at the company was Head of Commercial Spain/CEO Global Corporate Spain.

However, 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).

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Valenti also has experience within broking, as she has previously spent some time at Marsh in Spain, and Marsh & McLennan UK.

Addressing her appointment at QBE, Valenti said, “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.”

Fresneau, added, “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.”

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