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QBE Names Robert Byler as Head of Program Business

Posted on 08 Jul 2010

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QBE Insurance Group has appointed Robert Byler as president and head of Program Business for its Americas division based in New York.

Byler will focus on the program business strategy, create and implement strategic initiatives, and maintain relationships with the insurance and reinsurance communities, QBE said.

He previously served as president and chief executive officer of Amtrust Underwriters Inc. in Connecticut. Prior to that, he headed Alea Alternative Risk, a start-up insurance and reinsurance operation.

Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, QBE Insurance Group operates out of 47 countries. The Americas Division, headquartered in New York, conducts business through various property and casualty insurance subsidiaries in eight countries. QBE's Americas Division produced $4 billion in gross written premium in 2009.