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QBE International Markets announces changes to Miami team

27th August 2021 - Author: Katie Baker

Global insurer QBE’s International Markets division has appointed new additions to its Miami team.

QBEJuan David Mejia has joined as Vice President of Property Underwriting and will be based in QBE International’s regional Latin American hub in Miami.

Mejia joins from Swiss Re where he was Senior Property Underwriter, Latin America.

He brings more than 20 years’ experience in the Latin American insurance market to the role and reports to Alfonso De Mares, Head of Miami, QBE International Markets.

In his new role, Mejia will develop and manage the Property portfolio underwritten by QBE’s International Markets division in the region.

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Maria Amalia Cruz has been appointed Latam Senior Claims Specialist in the Miami office, joining from Steller Public Adjusting Services where she was property and casualty claims adjuster. She will also report De Mares.

In addition, Paula Mackenzie, Portfolio Manager for Latam Casualty for QBE International Markets will be relocated from the London office to Houston to bring her wealth of experience closer to the region.

Alfonso De Mares, Head of Miami, QBE International Markets, said: “We have seen increased opportunities for growth in Latin America.

“As such, we are focusing on getting closer to our customers and continuing to expand on product offerings as we continue to see opportunities in the region to grow and diversify the portfolio. The newly expanded team is just the beginning of our push for strategic growth in this region.”

“Our new team members join Luis Abrahams, VP Marine Underwriter, and Francisco Bunge, Sr Underwriting Operations focusing on Casualty in the Miami office, working in close collaboration with Carlos Ortega, Underwriter for International Casualty, based in London.”

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