QBE to set up branch in Netherlands as part of its European expansion


Authored by Senior Media Relations Manager Sandra Villanueva

Recruitment is underway to fill a number of key roles for the Netherlands branch, across underwriting, claims, operations and finance, with a view to writing business incepting from January 2023, subject to regulatory approval in the meantime. Working solely through intermediaries, QBE initially intends to offer core commercial liability, financial lines and property coverage for mid-market to large corporates.

In addition, the Netherlands branch will have a multi-national offering which provides flexible and compliant cover for more than 180 countries.

Cécile Fresneau, Managing Director – Insurance at QBE comments “We have been steadily building our offering in Continental Europe, providing a credible alternative to established markets. We have the financial backing of a global enterprise but retain the agility of a smaller operation. This enables us to offer a flexible approach and new solutions to the market and has underpinned our success so far in Europe. We see great potential in the Dutch insurance market and are excited to get started.”

Sebastiaan Lambalk, Strategy Executive for QBE Europe is leading the establishment of the Netherlands branch and overseeing the creation of the local team.

QBE is recruiting to fill the following roles: Underwriting Manager, Operations Manager, Head of roles for Property/Liability/Financial Lines/Construction and various Underwriting roles, Claims Manager, Market Manager,


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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