Press Release

Carol Zacharias selected as one of STEMconnector's® 100 Corporate Women Leaders

New York, NY – QBE is proud to announce that Carol Zacharias, SVP Underwriting Counsel for QBE North America, has been named one of STEMconnector's® 100 Corporate Women Leaders in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

The honorees are being recognized at the 2017 Million Women Mentors Summit & Awards on October 23, in Washington DC. The honorees of this award have demonstrated innovation, forward thinking and a strong commitment to encourage women and girls to follow a career path in STEM.

"I am deeply honored to be recognized as part of such a high caliber group of female executives. Each of us strives to make a difference for the young women who are pursing career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math," said Ms. Zacharias. "We want to inspire women to achieve their career goals and make a positive impact on the insurance industry. The support of women in STEM reflects QBE's overall global diversity and inclusion efforts," she added.

"Ms. Zacharias is a distinguished example of female leadership for young women seeking to advance their careers in STEM," said Jeff Grange, President, North American Specialty Insurance and Global Credit and Surety Practice Leader, QBE. "She is energetic, passionate and sharp and a true asset to our organization. I am proud of her accomplishments and industry recognition. Through her leadership and the work of her team, QBE is able to offer customized coverages to meet our customers' unique needs. The efforts of her team exemplify QBE's strategy as an integrated specialist insurer, which applies its expertise and delivers end-to-end risk management solutions and an experience of excellence."

Prior to joining QBE, Ms. Zacharias was Deputy General Counsel to ACE North America, now part of the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies. She also serves as a member of the board of ACORD, the global insurance industry's data standards and technology organization. She attended New York University School of Law, where she received a master's degree in corporate law. She has served as Chair of the American Bar Association Business Law Section's Business Insurance Committee and Vice Chair of the Professional, Officers' and Directors' Liability Law Committee of the Tort and Insurance Practice Section. Ms. Zacharias also served as co-chair of the insurance sub-committee of the American Bar Association Litigation Section's Committee on Corporate Counsel. She is a member of the United States Supreme Court bar, the Federal and New Jersey bars, the American Bar Association, and the American Corporate Counsel Association.

Ms. Zacharias has been published in a securities law textbook and a variety of periodicals including the Journal of Commerce, National Underwriter, Global Reinsurance, Bank Director, Professional Agent, Journal of Accountancy, John Liner Review, Professional Agent, Insights, BNA's Tax Management & Compensation Planning Journal and Liability Corporate Analyst. She has also been quoted in various publications, such as Business Insurance and The Wall Street Journal. She is a frequent speaker and taught professional liability at New York's College of Insurance, now part of St. John's University.

About STEMconnector
Founded in 2011, STEMconnector is the organization for STEM education and jobs. STEMconnector brings together 165+ organizations as part of an established platform designed to leverage partnerships and collaboration to advance the STEM economy and the future of jobs. Their collective network represents the entire talent pipeline and impacts millions of jobs. STEMconnector is owned by Diversified Search, the largest women-owned executive search firm in the U.S. and with global search capabilities in 29 countries.

About QBE
QBE North America is part of QBE Insurance Group Limited, one of the largest insurers and reinsurers worldwide. QBE NA reported Gross Written Premiums in 2016 of $4.6 billion. QBE Insurance Group's 2016 results can be found at Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, QBE operates out of 37 countries around the globe, with a presence in every key insurance market. The North America division, headquartered in New York, conducts business through its property and casualty insurance subsidiaries. The actual terms and coverage for all lines of business are subject to the language of the policies as issued. QBE insurance companies are rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best and "A+" by Standard & Poor's. Additional information can be found at, or by following QBE North America on Twitter.

Peter Scott, Lead Communications Partner, QBE North America, 212.894.7781,