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Qatar Re appoints Andrew Deighton as Global Head of Claims

Qatar Re announced the appointment of Andrew Deighton as its Global Head of Claims. In addition, Michael Roth and Marc Tueller were promoted to Head of International Property Catastrophe and Head of Agriculture, respectively.

Andrew Deighton was appointed Global Head of Claims, effective May 1, 2014. He has a strong legal background, being qualified as a barrister and solicitor in the UK, and as an Advocate in Jersey, UK. Andrew has been active in insurance and reinsurance since starting in London in 1986. He moved to Zurich in 2000 to become transactional counsel for Zurich Re (later Converium), supporting underwriting and claims across the business. Most recently, Andrew worked in Jersey, UK, serving as in-house counsel.

Michael Roth was appointed Head of International Property Catastrophe and Head of the Zurich branch, effective May 1, 2014. He has over 12 years of experience in the reinsurance and financial industry. Michael started his career as a futures trader, before he moved to Munich Re to become an agricultural underwriter. In the following years Michael held senior underwriting positions at Swiss Re, Novae Re and Qatar Re, where he was instrumental to the acquisition and development of the agricultural portfolio of each company. Michael holds a master degree in agricultural economics from Munich and Madrid Technical University.

Marc Tueller was appointed Head of Agriculture, effective June 1, 2014. He has been in the agricultural reinsurance industry for more than 14 years. Marc started his career as underwriter with Swiss Re where he was responsible for various markets in Europe and Asia, and later became Head Agriculture for the Americas. He then moved to Novae Re and Qatar Re where he has held senior underwriting positions. Marc holds a master degree in agronomy from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH). Prior to joining the reinsurance industry, he worked for a Swiss NGO that is active in development co-operation.

Marc Tueller succeeds Dr Karl Schneider who was appointed Senior Member of the Qatar Re Advisory Group and will continue supporting Marc with the further build-up of the agricultural portfolio.

Gunther Saacke, CEO of Qatar Re, said, “I am very pleased with these most recent appointments. Andrew Deighton will drive the establishment of a first-rate global claims organisation. It is our objective to pay all legitimate claims within a few working days. Committed to the global reinsurance market this ability will form an integral part of Qatar Re’s value proposition.” Gunther Saacke added, “I am also delighted that we were able to fill two other senior positions from within the company. Marc’s and Michael’s appointments testify to the depth and breadth of our internal talent base. My gratitude goes to Karl for his outstanding contributions and the leadership he has provided in building the agricultural lines practice at Qatar Re. We are excited about Karl’s broadened role as a Senior Advisor dedicated to strengthening Qatar Re’s franchise globally and well beyond the space of agricultural lines.”