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QBE names Agarwal as Director of Underwriting & Portfolio Management for Europe

20th September 2023 - Author: Jack Willard

Primary insurer QBE has announced that it has appointed Naintara Agarwal as the Director of Underwriting and Portfolio Management for Europe.

Based in London, Agarwal brings a vast degree of industry knowledge and experience to the role, spanning more than 15 years.

Her experience across the industry includes leadership roles in developing underwriting strategies, portfolio management, pricing and developing and executing business plans across several business lines.

In her most recent role, Agarwal served as Group Head of Underwriting Performance, having joined QBE in 2019.

In her new role, QBE has confirmed that Agarwal will hold responsibility for leading the underwriting strategy for Europe, where she will work closely with QBE Europe’s general managers to ensure longer term profitability and growth.

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At the same time, she will report to Beatriz Valenti Barbat, Director of Insurance, QBE Europe and Nick Hankin, Chief Underwriting Officer, QBE International.

“I’m delighted to have someone of Naintara’s calibre joining the European team. We have major ambitions for the European business, and Naintara’s arrival will help ensure we position the region for its next stage of profitable growth by deepening our core offerings, diversifying our products and expanding in territories,” commented Beatriz Valenti Barbat, Director of Insurance, QBE Europe.

In related news, QBE recently launched a cyber offering in the Middle East as part of its global cyber growth strategy. The firm also appointed Sarah Hamlat as Senior Cyber Underwriter to lead the portfolio in the region.

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