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QBE Re targets expansion in US Financial and Professional Lines treaty with new hire

QBE Re has announced the expansion of its US Casualty treaty hub with the appointment of Salvatore Samà, as Senior Vice President, Treaty Underwriting - FINPRO, based in New York.

In this newly created role, Salvatore will be responsible for driving the development and advancement of QBE Re’s US Financial and Professional Lines treaty portfolio and the building of the US FINPRO underwriting team.

He brings more than fifteen years of insurance and reinsurance experience to the role, and joins from Swiss Re, where he served as Head Financial Lines Underwriting US. He will report to Christopher Larson, the company’s Head of Global Casualty.

Christopher Larson, Senior Vice President and Head of Global Casualty, QBE Re, said: “Sal is a great addition to the business. He will work alongside the QBE Re team in New York to further develop our product offering in the market.  This new hire marks a notable expansion for the FINPRO specialty in the US.”




For further information contact:

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

Alexis Burris, Corporate Communications, QBE, 020 3465 3921,



About QBE

QBE helps businesses build resilience through risk management and insurance.

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 2020 was US$14.7 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.