Press Release

QBE's Gina Papush selected as one of the Business Insurance 2016 women to watch

New York, NY – Gina Papush, Global Chief Analytics & Data Officer for QBE Insurance Group, was named as one of the Business Insurance 2016 Women to Watch. The honorees will be recognized at the Women to Watch leadership conference and awards luncheon on December 13 in New York City. Profiles of the 2016 honorees are published in the December edition of Business Insurance.

Business Insurance started the Women to Watch awards program in 2006 to recognize women leaders doing outstanding work in risk management and commercial insurance. Business Insurance readers nominate candidates for Women to Watch, and a panel of Business Insurance editors select the honorees based on those nominations. Nominations are evaluated on four criteria: recent professional accomplishments, expertise, leadership and future career prospects.

"Data and analytics are a key driver in the insurance world today," said Gina Papush, who spearheads the development of industry-leading data and analytic capabilities for the firm globally. "I am grateful that QBE gave me this opportunity to build a team for the company, first in North America, and now for the company worldwide, which has led me to receiving this award."

"Ms. Papush is a leader of her team, a voice in the c-suite and a force in the board room. Her collegial and energetic style ensures she 'makes it happen,'" said Colin Fagen, Chief Operations Officer of QBE Group. "She and her team are pushing ahead on work that is intrinsic to our six growth initiatives – Customer-Led Profitable Growth, Operational Efficiency, Underwriting Excellence, Data and Analytics, Claims Excellence and World-Class Talent."

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.

"Being recognized as one of Business Insurance's Women to Watch is a tremendous accomplishment. Every year we are faced with the challenge of selecting the honorees from many very strong nominations. The honorees represent the best of the best in the industry," says Business Insurance Publisher Peter Oxner.

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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 2015 of $4.6 billion. QBE Insurance Group's 2015 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.

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