QBE promotes internally for European Head of Liability


QBE Europe has appointed Erik Keller as Head of Liability effective 1 January 2024.

Erik has 30 years’ experience in commercial insurance, with most of his career spent in multinational business.

He has been in the role of regional underwriting manager for QBE Germany since 2017.

Before joining QBE as liability portfolio manager in 2011, Erik held various underwriting and trading roles at Chubb, RSA, and construction insurance specialist VHV, building his experience in casualty underwriting and portfolio development.

At QBE Germany, his main client focus has been on large corporate and global business. In recent years, he took part in European projects including QBE’s casualty rulebook, multinational offering, and corporate and specialty practice development.

In his new European role, Erik will align QBE’s liability strategy across European countries, harmonising processes and creating efficiencies.

“Developing our local underwriting teams and our casualty product offering is crucial to the long-term success of liability at QBE,” commented Erik Keller, incoming Head of Liability at QBE Europe.

Erik will be reporting to Naintara Agarwal, Director of Underwriting & Portfolio Management for Europe, who added: “I am absolutely thrilled to have Erik join the team. He has shown not only how he can support cooperation across European offices but also a dedication to building strong relations with brokers and clients. This, I believe, is the right approach to develop our capability and our market position in Europe.”

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About QBE

QBE European Operations is part of QBE Insurance Group, one of the world’s leading international insurers and reinsurers and Standard & Poor’s A+ rated. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, QBE’s gross written premium for the year ended 31 December 2018 was US$13.7 billion.

As a business insurance specialist, QBE European Operations offers a range of insurance products from the standard suite of property, casualty and motor to the specialist financial lines, marine and energy. All are tailored to the individual needs of our small, medium and large client base.

We understand the crucial role that effective risk management plays in all organisations and work hard to understand our clients’ businesses so that we offer insurance solutions that meet their needs – from complex programmes to simpler e-trading solutions – and support them in minimising their risk exposures. Our expert risk management and rehabilitation practitioners focus on helping clients improve their risk management so that they may benefit from a reduction in claims frequency and costs.

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