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QBE Re strengthens Bermuda team

The Bermuda division of QBE Re has appointed Carmen DeSilva as VP – Specialty Underwriter.

Carmen has more than 15 years of experience working across Property and Specialty underwriting in Bermuda and previously held roles at Platinum Underwriters and Axis Specialty.

Building out the Bermuda Specialty reinsurance capabilities, DeSilva will also help to develop QBE Re’s global specialty offering in addition to the QBE Re franchise with cedants and brokers.

Carmen will be based in the Bermuda office and the position is effective from today.

Tracey Gibbons, Head of QBE Re Bermuda said: “We are pleased to welcome Carmen to the Bermuda and Global team. She joins us with a diverse skillset across Specialty and Property fields, including underwriting, portfolio construction and client relationship management. She will play a crucial role as we look to expand our footprint on the island and evolve our offering to our global client base.” 

QBE Re has seen increased demand from global clients for specialty and property reinsurance in Bermuda as the business remains focussed on delivering sustainable growth whilst optimising its broader portfolio.




For further information contact:

Sandra Villanueva, Corporate Communications, QBE, 020 7105 5284,

Georgie Hall, Corporate Communications, QBE, 07890 647 808,

About QBE Re

QBE Re 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 2022 was US$20 billion.

QBE Re was formed to bring together all of QBE’s global reinsurance capabilities, allowing us to provide a consistent, streamlined service to our clients. Today, we offer a range of Property, Casualty, Specialty and Life solutions to customers around the world from our offices in Bermuda, Brussels, Dubai, Dublin, London and New York.