Siesko to take up new role in 2013

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QBE has appointed David Siesko as claims director its European Operations.

Siesko will take up his role early in the new year and will be based in QBE’s London office, reporting to QBE European Operations deputy chief executive Richard Pryce.

Siesko has worked in the insurance industry for 25 years, holding senior positions including chief claims officer for Zurich Financial Services Global Corporate Business, where he was responsible for handling claims and customer services across UK, North America and continental Europe.

Prior to that he was executive vice-president for technical claims and director of specialty claims for Zurich North America. Most recently he ran his own company, Siesko Partners LLC in North America, an insurance coverage and claims services law firm. Siesko is legally trained and has also held roles for AIG in New York, and Lovells, London earlier in his career.

Pryce said: “I’m delighted that David will be joining QBE European Operations. As we grow our business, his wealth of experience in managing and leading claims teams, as well as in developing and implementing claims and customer service strategies will bring an important extra dimension to the way in which QBE delivers a superior claims service to brokers and customers. I am very much looking forward to working with him.”