New York, NY – QBE North America, an integrated specialist insurer, is pleased to announce that Jeff Grange, President, North America Specialty Insurance and Global Credit and Surety Practice Leader, has been selected by Risk & Insurance as one of its 2018 Executives to Watch.
The Risk & Insurance Executives to Watch feature, now in its sixth year, highlights top insurance executives who are taking on substantial new responsibilities. The profiles of the 2018 Executives to Watch are published in the December edition of Risk & Insurance and online.
Mr. Grange's responsibilities were expanded in 2017 to include the role of Global Credit and Surety Practice Leader. In this role, he oversees the growth strategy of the Global Credit and Surety (GCS) practice, and he also serves as a member of the QBE Group Underwriting Committee.
Mr. Grange joined QBE North America in 2013 as President, Specialty Insurance to build a national, market-leading Specialty franchise in addition to serving on the division's Executive Management Board. Under his leadership, QBE's Specialty business has grown from 3 businesses to 11 and introduced 30 innovative proprietary products. The QBE Specialty portfolio encompasses Accident & Health, Aviation, Commercial Errors & Omissions, Cyber, Financial Institutions, Healthcare, Inland Marine, Media & Entertainment, Private Company, Public Company, Surety, Trade Credit and Transactional Liability.
"It is an honor to be included in this group of executives in the insurance industry," said Mr. Grange. "We are all trying to move our companies and the industry forward at a time when we must adapt to rapidly evolving technology, increasing globalization, and the need to attract a new and diverse generation of talent to the industry. Through all this change, we must keep an unflinching eye on our customers' needs and understand how we can apply our expertise to deliver end-to-end solutions and an experience of excellence at every touchpoint – not just within each business line but holistically across the entire risk spectrum. It's what we're trying to do at QBE as a globally strong, integrated specialist insurer."
QBE North America CEO Russ Johnston noted, "When Jeff joined QBE in 2013, he brought his sharp vision and tremendous passion for building a Specialty business within the context of our overall approach as an integrated specialist insurer. The rapid and successful growth of our Specialty Insurance business has been one of the highlights of our progress in North America, and his assumption of a global role for Trade Credit and Surety in 2017 has already had a significant beneficial impact for our customers around the world. We're excited about the path we're on for 2018 and beyond."
Mr. Grange has more than 25 years of insurance experience, including deep knowledge in underwriting and Directors & Officers Liability insurance. Prior to joining QBE, he was with Torus Group, where he served as Chairman of the Torus Group Underwriting Committee. Prior to joining Torus, Mr. Grange spent more than 20 years with Chubb Group, where he held a number of underwriting roles and assumed responsibility for a wide range of Chubb's professional liability products and businesses, many on a worldwide basis. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology from McGill University, Montreal.
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 2016 of $4.6 billion. QBE Insurance Group's 2016 results can be found at www.qbe.com/us. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, QBE operates out of 37 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. The actual terms and coverage for all lines of business are subject to the language of the policies as issued. QBE insurance companies are rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best and "A+" by Standard & Poor's. Additional information can be found at www.qbe.com/us, or by following QBE North America on Twitter.
Peter Scott, Lead Communications Partner, QBE North America, 212.894.7781, firstname.lastname@example.org