Q-Re appoints new management team
Q-Re has appointed a new management team to head up its offices in Bermuda, London, Zurich and Doha.
The Qatar-based company, led by CEO Gunther Saacke, the former head of reinsurance for Endurance London and CEO of Novae Re, has appointed Willi Schuerch as its chief underwriting officer. With over 30 years’ experience, Schuerch has formerly worked at Swiss Re, Partner Re and Novae Re.
Mark Cockroft, formerly of GE Frankona and Endurance, has been named chief actuary Mr Cockroft has almost 20 years of experience in general insurance actuarial work, primarily gathered at London market and international reinsurance operations.
Peter Frei, whose former companies include Winterthur Re and PartnerRe and who helped establish European catastrophe index PERILS AG, has been made head of underwriting and risk.
Peter Bitterlin, previously of Winterthur Re and PartnerRe, has been appointed head of energy; Alain Chiolero, formerly of Swiss Re, PartnerRe and Converium, has been named head of property-catastrophe business; and former XL Re executive Patrick Cove has been named branch manager of Zurich and head of aviation and marine.