QBE Names Allianz’s Grote SVP, P/C Commercial Lines

October 5, 2015

QBE North America has welcomed a veteran industry executive to its leadership team.

Walter Grote has joined QBE North America as senior vice president, commercial property/casualty, and will be based in the Chicago office.

Prior to QBE, Grote served as senior vice president and zone leader for the Midwest at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty.

In this national role, Grote is responsible for leading QBE’s commercial lines insurance business which includes small business to middle market segments.

Grote began his career at Travelers where he spent 25 years in a range of commercial insurance roles including vice president, business insurance, and chief underwriting officer and chief operating officer for middle market and commercial accounts.

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 2014 of $5.3 billion.

Source: QBE North America

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