Press Release

Gina Papush selected as one of Insurance Business America's 2017 Elite Women

NEW YORK – Gina Papush, Global Chief Data & Analytics Officer for QBE Insurance Group, has been named as one of Insurance Business America's 2017 Elite Women. The honorees are being recognized in the July issue of Insurance Business America, and profiles are also being featured at in the Rankings section.

Now in its fifth year, Insurance Business America's annual Elite Women feature showcases the accomplished women of insurance. The women are selected based on a reader survey and reaching out to top insurance companies.

"Data and analytics represent one of the key opportunities for the insurance industry to improve our approach to risk," said Ms. Papush. "I continue to be excited about leading QBE's global efforts in this critical discipline, and I am honored to be selected as one of Insurance Business America's 2017 Elite Women. The showcase is a great way to inspire women to achieve their career goals and make an impact on the insurance industry, and it fully aligns with QBE's focus on diversity and inclusion."

"Ms. Papush 'makes it happen' here at QBE with her depth of knowledge and collegial and energetic style," said Bob James, Chief Operating Officer of QBE North America. "Thanks to her leadership and the efforts of her team, data and analytics are contributing significantly to the progress we are making in managing risk better from end-to-end and delivering an experience of excellence for our customers as an integrated specialist insurer."

During her 20-year career, Ms. Papush successfully built innovative decision analytic and information management solutions across diverse industries and business models, delivering significant business results. She was Head of Mortgage Decision Management at Citigroup's Global Consumer Banking unit and held leadership positions within financial services and consulting industries. A former member of the Executive Board for Fulcrum Analytics, she holds a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Kharkov University in Ukraine, and an M.S. in Statistics from the University of Maryland.

About Insurance Business America
Insurance Business America provides a unique offering in the insurance space as an aspirational business magazine featuring a series of industry reports that recognize the achievements of key individuals and businesses as well as providing the latest in business best practices in a continually evolving industry.

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. QBE insurance companies are rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best and "A+" by Standard & Poor's. Additional information can be found at, or follow QBE North America on Twitter.

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