Karl Hamann was appointed on 4 March 2014 as Chief Executive Officer of QBE Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd.
Karl is a veteran in the insurance industry with almost 30 years of working experience in the insurance industry, of which 16 years are spent in Asia. Prior to his appointment in Singapore, Karl was the Chief Executive Officer of QBE Insurance (Malaysia) Berhad for close to 4 years and was the Regional Operations Manager, Asia in the Singapore’s Regional Office from 2006 to 2010, covering QBE’s operations in Asia including Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand and Vietnam.
Karl was also the President and CEO & Executive Director of QBE Insurance (Philippines) Inc from 2002 to 2005. Karl first joined QBE in 1997 and moved to Asia as a Technical Advisor for QBE Pool Indonesia from 2000 to 2002.
Having worked in Sydney and Asia with strategic and leadership responsibilities in underwriting, claims, distribution and operational roles, Karl has extensive knowledge of the insurance industry both internationally and in the region. Under his strategic leadership in the various QBE’s offices in Asia, Karl has made significant contributions in driving business growth and profitability in these markets, and operational efficiency.
Karl holds a Bachelor Degree in Commerce from Deakin University and is a Fellow member of the Australian Insurance Institute. He is also a member of the Management Committee of the General Insurance Association (GIA) of Singapore as well as a Convenor of the GIA's Work Injury Compensation (WIC) Committee.