’He will be focused on continuing to shape and grow our wholesale business,’ says managing director

Insurer QBE has promoted Kevin Shallow from director of marine to executive director for international markets.

In his new role, Shallow will be responsible for overseeing Lloyd’s and company market operations across international markets.

This includes locations in London, Singapore, Dubai, Canada and the US.

He will also take responsibility for QBE Syndicate 2999 as part of his promotion.

QBE’s European operations channels a portion of its business through Lloyd’s Syndicates, including Syndicate 2999.

It comprises four trading units that specialise in a range of areas, such as marine, political risk, aviation and property binders.

Shallow will join Cécile Fresneau, managing director of insurance, and Chris Killourhy, managing director of QBE’s reinsurance division, at the syndicate.


Shallow began his career with QBE in 2005 as an underwriting assistant for cargo and went on to hold several senior roles with the insurer.

He also spent time in Singapore developing QBE’s Asian marine business, as well as the insurer’s portfolio solutions underwriting unit in the London market.

He will begin his new role on 4 March 2024.

Fresneau said: ”Kevin brings a wealth of experience to the role with a keen interest in innovation.

”I am thrilled that we have been able to fill this role internally, recognising a colleague who consistently performs at the highest level.

“Kevin will be focused on continuing to shape and grow our wholesale business as a key part of our insurance division.”

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