Fabian joined on 1 April and is based in Hamburg, Germany. He reports to Andy Besant, Chief Customer Officer, QBE European Operations.
He joined from Willis Towers Watson where he was most recently Deputy Head of Broking Western Europe. He has over 21 years’ experience as a broker in continental Europe, including Head of Broking, Germany and Head of Broking DACH & Benelux.
In his new role, Fabian is focusing on further building out QBE’s portfolio in Continental Europe and delivering value for QBE’s customers.
Fabian Desch, Head of Distribution for Continental Europe, QBE Europe said: “As a broker I recognised QBE Europe as an insurance company that has a clear long-term strategy and vision while being flexible and innovative to supporting changing broker and customer needs. I look forward to joining the team as we continue to focus on opportunities for growth in Continental Europe and look for ways to build on our strategy of being an innovative and consistent risk partner.”
Andy Besant, Chief Customer Officer, QBE European Operations, said: “With his excellent experience from the broking side of insurance, Fabian is a great addition to the European management committee. One of his key priorities in his new role will be driving an increased focus across all our customer groups.”