QBE Asia appoints Jeremy Lau as Chief Underwriting Officer


19 June 2024 — QBE today announced the appointment of Jeremy Lau as Chief Underwriting Officer of its Asian business. He is based in Hong Kong and will start his new role on 1 August 2024. Jeremy will work closely with Rob Kosova, Chief Executive Officer for QBE Asia, and Nick Hankin, Chief Underwriting Officer for QBE International.

With over 25 years of experience across actuarial, underwriting, and distribution functions, Jeremy has a proven track record of developing business strategies and delivering customer value propositions, focused on sustainable growth.

He has been with QBE Asia since 2016 as Chief Actuary and succeeds Andy White within the firm, who is now Group Head of Underwriting Strategy and Performance. In his new role, Jeremy will be responsible for driving the firm’s underwriting strategy, governance, and performance.

Jeremy said of his appointment, “I am delighted that the leadership team has shown confidence in me, and I do not take my added responsibilities lightly. QBE places great emphasis on talent and providing opportunities to all staff – my new appointment is testament to this. I look forward to closely collaborating with Rob and Nick moving forward.”

Rob Kosova, Chief Executive Officer for QBE Asia commented, “Jeremy's leadership and deep understanding of underwriting and risk management will be instrumental in driving our strategic initiatives and strengthening our market position in the region. We are thrilled to have Jeremy continue this journey with us, and I am confident that Jeremy's expertise and commitment will contribute significantly to our long-term growth and success here and globally.”




About QBE Asia

QBE Asia is part of the International Division of QBE Insurance Group Limited, one of the world’s top general insurance and reinsurance companies. Headquartered in Sydney, QBE is listed on the Australia Securities Exchange (ASX). To learn more about QBE Insurance Group, please visit www.qbe.com.


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