NEW YORK, Jan. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- QBE North America today announced that Joseph Davide has joined the organization as Senior Vice President, Risk Management, QBE's large risk business in North America. This business is part of QBE's Standard Lines - Property & Casualty division, which comprises its Commercial, Personal, Program and Agricultural businesses. In this role, Mr. Davide will develop and drive underwriting and business strategies for large and complex property, primary casualty, and excess casualty risks, by working with QBE leaders to build national and regional distribution engagement strategies.
A proven property and casualty executive with strong underwriting expertise, Mr. Davide has deep risk management experience and a track record of success in driving profitable growth. He spent his entire career at AIG, beginning as an underwriting assistant. Over the past 21 years, Mr. Davide held numerous leadership roles, including Senior Vice President, Alternative Risk Transfer and Financial Products, and Chief Underwriting Officer, Domestic Casualty. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President, Head of Excess Casualty, Corporate Accounts.
Working from QBE's New York City office, Mr. Davide will report to Kathleen Zortman, President, Standard Lines - Property & Casualty, QBE North America.
"We're pleased to have Joe join our leadership team at QBE," said Ms. Zortman. "This appointment further underscores our commitment to driving profitable growth across our Property & Casualty portfolio. We are focused on further enhancing our underwriting capabilities and putting the operational foundation in place to ensure that the customer is always front and center of everything we do."
Mr. Davide earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and a Master's in Business Administration in Financial Services, both from St John's University, New York.
QBE North America is part of QBE Insurance Group Limited, one of the largest insurers and reinsurers worldwide. QBE NA reported Gross Written Premiums in 2014 of $5.3 billion. QBE Insurance Group's 2014 results can be found at www.qbena.com. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, QBE operates out of 38 countries around the globe, with a presence in every key insurance market. The North America division, headquartered in New York, conducts business through its property and casualty insurance subsidiaries. QBE insurance companies are rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best and "A+" by Standard & Poor's. Additional information can be found at www.qbena.com, or follow QBE North America on Twitter, https://twitter.com/QBENorthAmerica.
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