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QBE to add Eric Smith, Tan Le as Non-Exec Directors

14th August 2020 - Author: Charlie Wood

Australian insurer QBE has announced the appointment of Eric Smith and Tan Le as Non-Executive Directors of the Group Board, effective September 1.

QBESmith joins with over 40 years of experience in insurance and financial services and most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Swiss Re Americas, and a member of Swiss Re’s Group Executive Committee.

He was previously President of USAA Life Insurance Co, and President, Allstate Financial Services, Allstate’s business unit that distributes life insurance, annuities and other financial products.

Le is the founder & CEO of EMOTIV, a neuroinformatics company that leverages large scale brain data to build machine learning models that advance understanding of the human brain to augment and enhance human performance.

She was previously co- founder and President of SASme, a wireless technology company.

“It is my great pleasure to welcome Tan and Eric to the Board of QBE,” said Mike Wilkins, Chairman of the QBE Group Board.

“As we accelerate our digital transformation and seek to build best in class data, AI and digital capabilities, Tan will bring invaluable insight and perspective to our strategic discussions. She is an outstanding leader in her field and I very much look forward to her contribution.

“Eric has enjoyed an outstanding executive career in the insurance industry and financial services sector in the United States. His appointment will further deepen the insurance expertise of the QBE Board and we will benefit from the fresh perspective Eric will bring to the emerging trends, challenges and opportunities ahead.”

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