New CEO at QBE
Insurer QBE has announced the appointment of Vivek Bhatia as Chief Executive Officer, Australian and New Zealand Operations (ANZO), following an extensive global search.
Vivek joins QBE from icare, the NSW Government administrator that manages the state’s insurance and care schemes.
Vivek played a critical role in the formation of icare in 2014 and was appointed as the inaugural Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director. Prior to this he co-led the Asia Pacific Restructuring and Transformation practice at McKinsey & Company and before that, was the Chief Executive Officer, Australian Underwriting Operations at Wesfarmers Insurance.
Most notably, Vivek was recognised as the “2017 Insurance Leader of the Year” at the prestigious ANZIIF Australian Insurance Industry Awards and is regularly recognised as one of the most influential executives in the Australian general insurance industry.
Further, Vivek brings with him an understanding our QBE business, having commenced his career in insurance with us 15 years ago.
Vivek replaces Pat Regan who was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer in September 2017 from the role of Chief Executive Officer, ANZO.
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