11 August 2017Insurance

QBE appoints Chubb exec as new Malaysia CEO

Re/insurer QBE has appointed Chris Kurinsky as CEO of QBE Insurance (Malaysia) Berhad.

Prior to joining QBE, Kurinsky was head of sales and direct marketing, consumer lines, for Chubb Insurance China. Previously to, he was the general manager of consumer lines for Chubb Malaysia.

Kurinsky has 20 years of experience in the insurance business, including working in various roles in mainland China, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong as well as in the US and Latin America.

In his new role, Kurinsky will be responsible for QBE's business across Malaysia, and drive growth in the country and increase the company's share in specialty, commercial, SME, and personal lines of business through strategic initiatives and partnerships.

Mark Lingafelter, managing director of QBE Asia Pacific, said: "We are very pleased to welcome Chris to QBE. His previous experience in the Malaysian insurance sector and his expertise in underwriting, distribution, reinsurance, and strategic planning will help us continue to expand our solid customer base in this dynamic market.

"Chris is inheriting a strong business in Malaysia, which is an integral part of our Emerging Markets Division and remains a key part of our profitable growth strategy."

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