QBE Director Beatriz Valenti outlines QBEs expansion

QBE Director Beatriz Valenti outlines QBE's expansion

 July 12, 2023

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QBE European Operations (QBE) Director of Europe, Beatriz Valenti has spoken about QBE expanding its operations across Europe with new product lines, new offices, and expanded offerings.

"Over the past years QBE has been growing and expanding its capacity across Europe. Today, we have presence in eight countries, more than 400 employees, and we also have a wider offering in terms of products and services," shared Beatriz.

"We'll continue growing and will do this by expanding our geographies - we've just opened in the Netherlands, and we're going to open in Barcelona because we want to be close to our customers and brokers. We are also expanding our products - we just launched in France and the Nordics, and we are going to launch in Germany, and also in very soon in the Netherlands. We want to reinforce our proposition in cyber as a global practice, and also construction. We are the leaders in France and Spain, and want to reinforce our proposition in construction."

QBE is a strong and relevant company to work for

"We want to build strong industry practice, for example sustainable energies. We are building a strong team," says Beatriz. "Together with the teams in the UK we provide a solution to our customers in energy and renewables because there is just one planet, and we all have to take care of it. We have premiums for good, but we need to do much more, and we need to support our customers through the transition. Overall, we want to be the best in class. We have a strong underwriting, claims, risk engineering teams, and we will continue investing in our capabilities and also our multinational proposition. We want to provide solutions across the globe for all our customers. All together, we are relevant in Europe, but we are going to be even more relevant," explained Beatriz.

A success leadership career to date

Beatriz joined QBE from Zurich, where she had held numerous roles for the past 20 years, with her most recent role as Head of Commercial Spain/CEO Global Corporate Spain.

Prior to this, Beatriz performed roles across Underwriting and Client Management, including Head of Relationship Corporate Customers (Global Corporate EMEA), Head of Middle Market Proposition (EMEA), and the Head of Financial Lines and International Business (Global Corporate Spain). Beatriz also has broking experience, having spent some time at Marsh in Spain and at Marsh & McLennan in the UK.

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