QBE has appointed Chris Kurinsky to CEO, QBE Insurance Malaysia.
Bringing with him 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry, Kurinsky will be responsible for QBE’s business across Malaysia as he continues to drive the profitable growth in the country and increase the company’s share in specialty, commercial, SME and personal lines of business through strategic initiatives and partnerships.
Prior to joining QBE his most recent position was head of sales and direct marketing, consumer lines for Chubb Insurance, China. Before this, he was the general manager of consumer lines for Chubb Malaysia which provided him with an extensive knowledge of the Malaysian insurance market. Kurinsky also worked in mainland China, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, United States and Latin America.
Commenting on the appointment, Mark Lingafelter, Managing Director, QBE Asia Pacific said "We are very pleased to welcome Chris to QBE. His previous experience in the Malaysian insurance sector and his expertise in underwriting, distribution, reinsurance, and strategic planning will help us continue to expand our solid customer base in this dynamic market. Chris is inheriting a strong business in Malaysia, which is an integral part of our Emerging Markets Division and remains a key part of our profitable growth strategy."